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Sesame Noodles

 

Sesame Noodles

SERVES: 4 PREP TIME: 25 MIN

Ingredients:

Sauce:
• ¼ cup tahini, raw if available*
• 4 teaspoons water
• ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
• ¼ cup soy sauce
• 4 teaspoons dark sesame oil
• ½ teaspoon real maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons chili paste with garlic
(Sambal Oelek = Sirracha’s cousin)**
• 4 garlic cloves, crushed
• ½ teaspoon white pepper

Noodles:
• 8 ounces thin udon noodles, or Chinese wheat noodles***
• 1 cup edamame, shelled and frozen
• 1 cup cucumber, grated into noodle-like strips
• 1 cup carrots, grated into noodle-like strips
• ½ cup green onion, thinly sliced
• 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
• ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions:

1. Prepare the sauce by thoroughly mixing all the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.

2. In a large pot, boil edamame for 4-6 min or until tender. Remove from water, set aside, and save the water to cook noodles.

3. In a large mixing bowl, add grated cucumbers, grated carrots, green onion, edamame, and cilantro. Mix and set aside.

4. Cook noodles according to packaging. When ready, rinse very briefly in cool water, drain
thoroughly, and combine with the rest of the
vegetables in the large mixing bowl.

5. Combine all ingredients with sauce (to taste) and mix thoroughly. Serve alone or as a main dish.

* If you can’t find raw tahini, normal tahini from roasted sesame seeds is also ok because it contains heat activated anti-oxidants (known as sesamin and sesamol).
* “Sambal Oelek” is the lesser known cousin of “Sirracha” hot sauce. You can find it online or at your local asian market (right next to its famous cousin)!
** Many types of noodles can be used. If you want the
exact one used in this recipe, do a Google search for “Eden Organic Kamut Udon Pasta.”

[more tips on book's pages 56-57]

Much more from the VSG: Your Guide to Functional Veganism

  • Healthy Brain, Healthy Body! learn more
  • Edamame: Focused and Motivated. learn more
  • Variations: Gluten Free, Soy Free and Raw
  • Maple Syrup: Sweet and Nutritious
  • Plus Food Charts by Nutrition on pages 226-260 so you can replace or add an ingredient helping you maximize nutrients for optimal health.
  • So whether you're a long-term vegan or just trying to optimize your meals with maximum nutrition, the VSG is a fun and detailed guide.
  • Visit: The Vegan Survival Guide (amazon.com)

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