Sweet & Spicy Sun Butter Kelp Noodles With Cabbage & Avocado

Sometimes, only noodles will do. If you're craving a big bowl of hearty, starchy noodles, but don't want to deal with a bellyache later, try these super satisfying sweet and spicy Sun Butter kelp noodles. They may seem strange at first, but kelp noodles mimic the shape and feel of regular noodles, and pack way more healthy benefits than their gluten-laden counterparts.

Made from sea vegetables, kelp noodles help to alkalize your body, promoting immune health and detoxifying your whole system. They also bolster your thyroid gland, and give your metabolism a little kick. Plus, you don't even need to cook them! Kelp noodles make quick, healthy meals a breeze, and make delicious leftovers the next day.

They have a pretty neutral taste on their own, so this kicky Sun Butter sauce makes them a real treat. If you have leftover sauce, drizzle it over some roasted broccoli, dress your kale leaves with it, or toss it with some chick peas and roast them for an awesome snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package kelp noodles
  • 4 tablespoons Sun Butter (or your favorite nut butter- almond and peanut butter also taste delicious)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon tamari (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded white or purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Hemp hearts, sesame seeds, lime wedges, and freshly chopped herbs, to serve

Directions:

1. Soak your kelp noodles in a large bowl, making sure they're totally submerged in water. Let them soak for about 20 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the Sun Butter, garlic, ginger, tamari, sesame oil, mirin, lime zest and juice, and red pepper flakes if using. Add a bit more lime or tamari to balance everything out if needed.

3. Once your kelp noodles have soaked, drain them, and toss them in a large bowl with the shredded cabbage, cucumbers, and enough of the Sun Butter sauce to coat everything. Serve in bowls with the sliced avocado, hemp hearts, sesame seeds, lime wedges, and freshly shopped herbs.

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