11 May 2013

rainbow noodles with spicy jungle peanut sauce

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.

I also added some cilantro, black sesame seeds and hemp seeds because A) it makes the dish look that much prettier, and B) why not? You can use a spiralizer for this recipe, but sometimes I prefer my noodles wide and flat, so I used my mandolin to slice the veggies up this time. Anyway you slice it (haha... get it? Slice?  'Cause. You're. Slicing...) this is a fab meal for lunch or dinner and everyone around you is gonna be jealous. Unless you're kind and give them some, but that would basically make you a saint because this recipe is extremely hard to share due to it's amazingness. You're gonna want to keep that amazingness ALL to yourself.

rainbow noodles with spicy jungle peanut sauce: serves one or two

1 sweet red pepper
2 zucchinis
1 carrot

Peanut sauce:
1 tablespoon raw jungle peanut butter
1 tablespoon miso
Juice from ½ lemon
2 dates
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! 


Anonymous said...

Your delicious recipies and stunning pictures literally make me want to come through the screen and swim in them. Especially all your raw desserts!

Anonymous said...

What a delicious recipe and Beautiful colorful pics! We love raw olives. Have never tried raw peanut butter though but we are huge fans of tahini, so sure we would love it! Have a wonderful day dear!

Wuthering Web said...

sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it :)

Unknown said...

What made the dish most enticing is the sesame seeds that have been scattered on top. When I saw the dish it made me suddenly hungry. Must try this one. :)
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Unknown said...

I cannot have peanuts or miso...would this still be good with almond and omitting the miso? :/ want to try it so bad!

Em von Euw said...

Yep! Any nut butter will work, and you can use some tamari or soy sauce (just something salty) instead of the miso.

c0mpanion cube said...

where do I get miso? and how do I get it vegan? I saw anchovies in one of them. I'm not raw but i'm vegan and I want to incorporate more raw food!

Em von Euw said...

Any health food store! That's weird... usually they do not have anchovies haha

Wasse said...

Did you use a mandolin or spiral slicer for these noodles? And which kind?

Em von Euw said...

Mandolin for these ones, I have a stainless steel French one :)

Anonymous said...

Is it orange or lemon juice? You mention juice from a lemon in the ingredient list but you say use orange juice to help make it more creamy. Looks delish. Thanks!

C. Daniels said...

This dish looks fantastic! How do you make the nice flat "noodles" from your red peppers? Zucchinis and carrots I get, but can't figure out the peppers.

Em von Euw said...

@C. Daniels - same tool! A mandolin ;)