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They look like spaghetti but they’re not! They look like carbs, but they’re actually veggies. Which is why we love them so much! There’s been a lot of hype around cooking “wannabe” spaghetti lately. It started with zoodles (zucchini noodles) but has quickly grown to other vegetables like the sweet potato used in today’s recipe.
The key to making this dish is to cut the sweet potato into the shape of spaghetti which is most easily done with a spiralizer. However, it can be done by hand as well. Having the look of traditional pasta but being healthier is what attracts us to this recipe. We are setting aside those refined carbs and flours in favor of fiber, minerals, and vitamins.
Sweet Potato Noodles with Peanut Sauce
- 1 sweet potato
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 fresh ginger root wedge
- 5 Shiitake mushrooms thinly sliced
- Olive oil
- Ground black pepper
- A pinch of sea salt
- 1 pack of bacon
- 1 lime
- 3 tbsp of peanut butter
- 1/2 an apricot
Wash and peel your sweet potato. The noodles like in the photo shown above were made with a spiralizer making it quick and simple!
Boil a pot of water. Once boiling place your sweet potato noodles in the water for approximately 3-4 minutes then drain them well.
Chop the bacon and garlic and add to a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat.
Once your bacon has started to cook add in the shiitake mushrooms.
After a few minutes, lower the heat and add the other ingredients to make the sauce. Lime juice, the ginger root, 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, and the black pepper.
Let this simmer for 15 minutes so all the flavors have time to sit and blend well together.
Lastly, place your sweet potato noodles in a dish and serve with the sauce placed on top. To give it an extra special touch I’ve chopped up some apricot and sprinkled them over my noodles.
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Bonus! Here’s another alternative noodle recipe that I’m sure you will enjoy. This time with the famous zoodles made from zucchini!
- Zoodles with Tomato Sauce and Beef Jerky