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Gluten-Free Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles
Elana Amsterdam

Sesame Noodles

I find nothing as yawn-inspiring as a food blogger who "yums" at their own creations. I see it on blogs all the time. "'Yum, yum and yum,' and did I say, 'yum?!'" I can hear them now, oohing and ahhing at their own creations. However, I may soon become part of this silly little navel gazing taste-bud gazing club.

Tonight I made sesame noodles. That old dish from the Chinese restaurants in New York. I didn't think I'd be eating sesame noodles again, so I was overcome with enthusiasm — yum! Take that as a warning; the recipe might not be as miraculous to your palate as it is to mine.

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 1 Cup creamy roasted almond butter
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons ume plum vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup agave nectar
  • 3/4 Cups water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt, preferably Celtic

For the noodles

  • 3 quarts water
  • 7 Ounces gluten-free spaghetti
  • 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, minced

Directions

For the sauce

In a 1-quart jar, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.

For the noodles

In a large pot, bring the water to a vigorous boil, then add the grapeseed oil and pasta. Reduce to a slow boil, stirring frequently, and cook uncovered until the pasta is tender, 7-9 minutes. Drain the pasta in a steel colander.

Place the pasta, cucumber, and carrot in individual bowls. Coat with the sesame sauce, top with the cilantro, and serve.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving707
Total Fat43g67%
Sugar20gN/A
Saturated3g17%
Protein17g34%
Carbs71g24%
Vitamin A134µg15%
Vitamin B60.1mg5.9%
Vitamin C3mg5%
Vitamin E16mg82%
Vitamin K18µg22%
Calcium258mg26%
Fiber11g44%
Folate (food)42µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)42µg10%
Iron3mg17%
Magnesium194mg49%
Monounsaturated23gN/A
Niacin (B3)4mg18%
Phosphorus342mg49%
Polyunsaturated13gN/A
Potassium704mg20%
Riboflavin (B2)0.6mg36.6%
Sodium305mg13%
Sugars, added15gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg17%
Zinc2mg16%