There is this area at Whole Foods that has all kinds of fun ingredients right next to the vegetarian meats: kimchi, miso paste, mochi, etc. My latest find was kelp noodles. They are so weird! Kind of like a crunchy version of glass noodles, but only 6 calories a serving. And apparently, kelp has all kinds of great health benefits. Kelp noodles are really yummy with thinly sliced veggies and a tahini soy dressing.
I used carrots, bell pepper and broccoli, but other veggies like mushrooms and snap/sugar peas would work too!
Tahini Soy Dressing
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon sambal oelek chili paste
1 tablespoon water
1 garlic clove chopped
1 teaspoon ginger minced
Kelp Noodle Salad
1/2 package kelp noodles (you can get these at Whole Foods)
1/2 carrot shredded
1/4 red bell pepper thinly sliced
1/2 cup little broccoli florets
2 green onions chopped
1/2 cup cilantro
1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted
2 tablespoons toasted peanuts (optional)
- Soak the kelp noodles in hot water while you make the dressing and chop the veggies.
- Throw all the tahini soy sauce ingredients into a small food processor and blend until smooth.
- Toss the kelp noodles with all the other ingredient (easiest with your hands!).