Nom! This is a simple clean dish that will fill you up with positive energy, vitamins, nutrients, and joy. I always have a giant smile on my face when I eat raw veggie noodles because... well... they make me happy. The day I made this, I had just received some raw jungle peanut butter and olives from the wonderful Natural Food Shop and really wanted to try them in a recipe. Both are used in this one. I wasn't sure how raw olives would taste and at first the flavour was pretty strong and took some getting used to, but now I love them. I've tried raw jungle peanut butter before and very much enjoy it. It doesn't taste like regular peanut butter, it's more bitter - a little like tahini.
rainbow noodles with spicy jungle peanut sauce: serves one or two
1 sweet red pepper
1 tablespoon raw jungle peanut butter
1 tablespoon miso
Juice from ½ lemon
Chili powder, to taste
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds (optional)
Water or orange juice, as needed
¼ cilantro leaves
6 raw olives cut in half
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
To make the noodles: cut the veggies lengthwise into thin strips on a mandolin or spiral slicer, then mix in a bowl and set aside.
To make the sauce: blend all the ingredients until smooth, adding water or orange juice as needed to make it creamy.
Assembly: pour the sauce onto the noodles and evenly coat. Give it a few minutes for the flavours to develop, and then sprinkle with hemp seeds, raw olives and cilantro leaves. Gobble it up!