I love that my noodles are actually beets. If you are gluten-free or grain-free or just want to eat more vegetables then replacing pasta with veggie noodles is a great way to up your daily intake of vegetables. And now you can buy them ready to eat at the grocery store. No beet stained fingers...Harvest Fresh is doing all the work for you!
Spiralized beets taste slightly sweet and have a great crunch. They are fun to eat, a pretty colour and loaded with all things that are good for you... nutrients like vitamins B and C, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium. There is more, they are rich in antioxidants that are especially important for the body’s natural detoxification.
Now to this one-dish meal; start by sautéing the beets in lots of garlic and fresh ginger. You can prepare the sauce ahead of time, then when you are ready to eat toss the beet spirals with the sauce and dinner is ready. This recipe is as flavourful and nutritious as its bold ruby beet colour. Happy twirling!
cilantro or parsley, chopped
crushed almonds or cashews
thinly sliced green onions
1. Start by making the sauce. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine, set aside.
2. In a large pan (big enough to hold the whole package of beet spirals), heat oil over medium hight heat and add the garlic and ginger. Then add the full package of beet spiral and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes or until just tender.
3. Turn down the heat and add in a good amount of the Spicy Almond Sauce, just enough to coat the noodles. Toss well and heat through.
4. Serve in bowls and top with more sauce, cilantro, crushed nuts, green onions and lime wedges.
5. Don't forget the chopsticks!
You can add protein to this dish, tofu or tempeh.
The sauce can be prepared ahead of time.
Any leftover sauce keeps well in the fridge.
Red Beet Noodles with Spicy Almond Sauce
This recipe is vegan and delicious!
For the Beets
1 package Harvest Fresh Beet Spirals
1/2 yellow pepper, thinly slices
2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
For the Spicy Almond Sauce
1/3 cup almond butter, (or any nut butter you like), room temperature
1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp chili flakes, (more if you like it really hot)
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1 small cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 tps warm water, (more if needed)
2 tsp sesame oil