Asian Style Marinated Vegetables with Kelp Noodles (raw, GF, vegan)
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- 1 1/2 cup button mushrooms, sliced thin
- 1 portabella mushrooms, sliced thin
- 1 1/2 cup carrots, thin julienne cut
- 1 1/2 cup zucchini, thin julienne cut
- 2 medium red peppers – julienned, skinned
- 1 1/2 cups green beans – sliced (see below)
- 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp tamari
- 3 Tbsp toasted sesame oil, cold pressed
- 1 tsp raw agave
- 1 tsp chili oil sauce (not raw)
- Salt to taste
- Kelp noodles (see below)
- Remove the kelp noodles from the bag. Rinse in a colander several times, breaking the noodles loose.
- Soak noodles in water with a little salt and lemon juice. This will help to soften them.
- Set aside while you prepare the veggies.
- When you are ready to use the noodles test for softness, if they are still crisp then they haven’t soaked long enough. Sometimes, I will even soak them overnight. Once ready, drain water using a colander.
- Toss all veggies in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl combine all of the wet ingredients to make a sauce.
- Coat the veggies with the sauce and let stand for 30 minutes up to overnight. The longer the better as it continues to break down the veggies making them nice and soft.
- Cover plate with mixed greens.
- Place a nice layer of noodles on the mixed greens.
- Now place your marinated veggies on top.
You can place the veggies in the dehydrator for 1 hour at 105 degrees to warm the dish a bit.
Garnish with dried red peppers and sesame seeds.
Tonight’s dinner was delivered to mom and dad’s house. Meals on wheels! :) I received good feedback from them and they really seemed to enjoy it. Dad’s plate was licked clean, so that alone speaks volumes!
- These can be a challenge to find in your local grocery store. I have found mine either on-line, WholeFoods Market or in health food stores.
- Here is a link to just one of the many places that you can buy them on-line.
- If you can’t find kelp noodles, you can easily substitute then with zucchini noodles. I make zucchini noodles with a spiralizer but if you don’t have access to that, you can use many different kitchen utensils where you can make thin cut noodles: mandolin, cheese grater, potato peeler, knife and food processor.