• Sharanya Raghunath

Vegan Tahini Noodles

Asian inspired noodles are one of my favorite dishes. I love making noodles during the week for an easy, yet, delicious meal. These noodles are protein rich, nut free, vegan, and gluten free. I did not use any nightshade vegetables or onions and garlic. I also cook for friends who have food allergies so this is a perfect dish as it is ideal for people with common food allergies.


I also kept this dish free from tofu. Tofu is a fantastic source of protein; however, I am sensitive to Soy Protein Isolate (SPI). I discovered this very specific allergy by performing a (SAFE) experiment at home. This is a long winded way of saying you will rarely see recipes with Tofu on this site #sorrynotsorry. If I used tofu, i make sure it is free of SPI, and I have my anti-histamine handy. Now, lets talk about this delicious recipe.



Ingredients

1 Box of Banza Spaghetti

3/4 C of Chopped Broccoli

1 C of Shredded Radicchio

2 Carrots sliced thinly

2 Tbs of Tahini

1 Tbs of Liquid Aminos

1 Tsp of cracked black pepper

1 Tsp & 1 Tbs of Sesame Oil

Juice of 1/2 lime

Sriracha*

2-4 Tbs of Water


Optional Toppings

Fried Mushrooms*

White and Black Sesame Seeds

Pea Sprouts



Methods

(Serves 4)

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the directions on the box and set aside

  2. While the pasta is cooking, add the Tahini, sesame oil (1 Tsp), pepper, liquid aminos, lime juice, and sriracha if using. Whisk all the ingredients together and use 2-3 Tbs of water to thin out the sauce. Use more water if you need to thin out the sauce.

  3. In a skillet, add the remaining sesame oil. Add the carrots and saute for about 1-2 minutes. Next, add the remaining veggies and cook till the vegetable are tender (about 3-5 minutes).

  4. Add the sauce to the veggies and combine everything.

  5. Add the noddles to the sauce and veggies and toss everything.

  6. Add the optional toppings and enjoy!


*Notes

  • Sriracha or any hot sauce are considered in the nightshade category so if you are maintaining a strict Ayurveda diet, skip it. You can also add it as a topping for anyone who tolerates hot sauce.

  • Mushrooms are not considered as a part of Ayurveda diet but it adds a lot of flavor to this recipe.


As a disclaimer, I am not an expert in Ayurveda. I am making some changes to my diet which has been beneficial to my health.


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