Asian Carrot Noodles

DSC_0664 Vegetables are the new pasta, haven't you heard?  The spiralizer has transformed our meals into healthy, nutritious dishes that we just can't get enough of.  It started with zucchini as most other people have had, but carrots might just be my new favorite.  The sweetness and crunch of the carrot noodles pair deliciously with a tangy, creamy asian sauce made with almond butter for an irresistible dinner. DSC_0672 With my lovely herb garden on the back porch, I was able to use the freshest cilantro - which can really make or break a dish.  If you haven't tried cilantro, it's a very light, fresh and extremely flavorful herb.  Guacamole and salsa are nothing without cilantro in my opinion and this dish certainly wouldn't be as wonderful without it.  It's very easy to grow, and also very easy and cheap to buy.   DSC_0665 The scallions give the dish an extra side of crunch too.  Scallions are wonderful as a garnish on asian-inspired dishes, giving dishes a garlic/onion flavor with a hint of spice. DSC_0671 You will need a spiralizer for this recipe, however shredded carrots from a bag could probably work as well.  The handheld ones work best for carrots, and you can find hundreds of options to pick the one best for you.

Enjoy!

Asian Carrot Noodles
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Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 C almond butter
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 10 peeled carrots, spiralized into noodles or use a bag of shredded carrots
  • 1/2 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • about 1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 scallions, sliced thin
  • 1 TBS coconut oil
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine first four ingredients. Set aside.
  2. In a pan, heat coconut oil and add shrimp, cooking both sides evenly - about 3 minutes each side. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Once shrimp cooks, add in peanut sauce and carrot noodles, stir to combine.
  4. To serve, garnish with cilantro and scallions.
  5. Enjoy!

 

Lauren Collins

I'm a health coach and plant-based recipe creator from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In a few short words, I love to cook, eat, travel, play around with food photography and most of all, I love to help people live healthier and happier lives. A lot of the recipes you see here are adapted from my Mom, or from just throwing a few ingredients together until something magical happens.

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