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Raw Sweet Potato Noodles with Spicy Almond Sauce

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I whipped this recipe into submission for my mom the other day while she was here visiting.   I love her open-mindedness to all things orange or noodlized (that’s my word and I am sticking to it!)

I only used two veggies in this dish but you could really get creative and add all sorts of wonderful things to it.  Sometimes simplicity is a good thing that really allows the flavors of the individual veggies to shine through.   Salads like this are a great for using up leftover ingredients from the fridge.    As long as you have a good sauce, you are golden.  And speaking of sauce,  the one that I am sharing below is a little sweet and a little spicy.   A perfect balance.

I have been enjoying sweet potatoes quite a bit in the last few months.  Baked, raw, roasted… they are just gosh darn good.   One day, I would like to grow some in my yard.  I’ve never have had a garden, and it’s about time that I do.  My mom and dad always had one so why did I need to when all I had to do was raid theirs. hehe  But now we live thousands of miles apart so its time for me to do something about that…. I know I will MOVE mom and dad here! :)  My dad used to grow potatoes and I tell you what, digging up potatoes brought me the greatest joy.  I am not sure why, perhaps because it was like opening a present.  You couldn’t see what you were going to get until you started digging in.  For hours I would dig them up and with each one I would hold it high in the air and yell, “Mom, dad, check this one out!”   They just sat on the porch and laughed at me.   Maybe I can talk my dad into planting sweet potatoes and then I can fly there and dig them up for him. :)

If you are a white spud connoisseur only and have yet to really dabble with sweet potatoes, now is your chance.   They appear to be much healthier for you.  Sweet potatoes and potatoes contain dietary fiber, an indigestible carbohydrate that helps you feel full after a meal. Each cup of white potato provides 1.8 grams of fiber, while an equivalent serving of sweet potato provides 4 grams. Choose sweet potatoes to maximize your dietary fiber intake. (source).  Also white potatoes are not good for eating raw.

Sweet potato and white potato differ drastically in their vitamin A content. Sweet potatoes are among the richest sources of beta-carotene, a nutrient your body converts to vitamin A after consumption. Each cup of chopped sweet potato provides 18,869 IU’s of vitamin A, compared to only 6 IU in white potato.  Here is the key…  Always serve your sweet potatoes along with a source of fat to facilitate vitamin A absorption… the vitamin dissolves in the fat from your meal, then gets absorbed by your intestines along with fat droplets.  That is why I paired this dish with a sauce containing a healthy fat in the form of almond butter.  I hope you enjoy this recipe and have a blessed day, amie sue

Ingredients: serves 2

Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup raw almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free Tamari  or Braggs aminos
  • 1 Tbsp Eden red wine vinegar or raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp raw agave nectar
  • 2 tsp organic chili sauce (Sriracha)
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil

Preparation:

  1. In a small bowl combine the almond butter, tamari, vinegar, agave, chili sauce and oil.  Mix well.  The sauce will be thick.  If you wish for your sauce to be thinner, just add a little water.
  2. Coat the noodles and sugar snap peas with the sauce and enjoy!

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25 thoughts on “Raw Sweet Potato Noodles with Spicy Almond Sauce

  1. Coco says:

    You have so many delicious recipes! Unfortunately, I have only been able to try a few of them. :( Dang it…grad school! haha

    I look forward to tasting more of your delicious recipes! I am so happy and grateful to have found your site. I recommend it to all of my friends!

    • amie-sue says:

      I understand Coco… soon you will have time and the recipes will always be here… waiting for you to try. Thank you for sharing my site with others. It’s all about inspiring others to being healthier food options into their lives. Blessings, amie sue

  2. Robyn says:

    this sounds delish! I love your daily emails and wanted to say thankyou so much for sharing !!

  3. Karen MacMillan says:

    Mmmmmmmmm….simple and to the point…can’t wait to try! thanks again for all the additional facts…I didn’t know all that!

  4. Betty Winters says:

    I don’t always get to read your recipes but they are saved in a folder so I can access them later.

    So here is a “not so intelligent” question….how do you get the potatoes to look like yours in the picture? There must be a nifty gadget….

    Thanks for all of your hard work. One of these days when I get unpacked from my move and start up in the kitchen, I have the ammo to get super healthy by eating raw in creative ways…

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Betty… if you click on the link within the recipe ingredients it will take you to a page that shows you how to make the noodles and all the different pieces of equipment that you can use to make them. :) Have a great day. amie sue

  5. Nancy says:

    Could you interchange sweet potatoes for yams? Is there a great difference besides the color? I have always preferred yams over sweet potatoes. thanks for all you do, I love your stories that go with your recipes..

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Nancy… they are different. Unlike sweet potatoes, which can be eaten raw, yams should never be eaten uncooked since they contain many naturally-occurring plant toxins including dioscorin, diosgenin and tri-terpenes. They must be peeled and cooked in order to remove these bitter proteins. Much like potatoes. (source)

      Have a blessed and wonderful day, amie sue

  6. Mila says:

    Is there a trick to make the sweet potatoes less starchy tasting?

    • amie-sue says:

      We didn’t find the sweet potatoes startchy…. regardless I don’t know of any way to decrease that taste if you are experiencing it… other than cooking it.

  7. Edie says:

    I love your recipes and feel like I’ve made quite a few. But my son is very allergic to Coconut and/or palm ingredients. I wanted to take some of the cashew lemon spritz cookies when we went to visit his family and then I realized — coconut.
    Is there anything that I can use to get a nice cookie without using the coconut?
    Thanks for your help and your wonderful recipes!
    Edie

    • amie-sue says:

      I went and looked at that recipe Edie and I don’t really have a great substitution without testing other ingredients. I might suggest just replacing the coconut with more cashews. Worth a try. :) amie sue

  8. Amy Schmidt says:

    Amie Sue……
    I am now a noodle-freak! I have made zucchini noodles for my first batch. I put a cooked marinara with grilled eggplant on top. Then I made more zucchini and my hubby made pesto. Then I made more noodles and I made pesto with your recipe (so fabulous, by the way). Tonight, I am going to make the Pad Thai with tahini instead of almond butter, since that’s what I have and need to use up. Loving all the noodle ideas. Keep using your noodle and thanks! Love spicy so this looks like a winner, too.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening Noodle Freak (aka Amy) hehe You go girl! Noodle away and enjoy! The process is quite addictive, isn’t it? hehe So great to hear from you. Enjoy and have a happy day. amie sue

  9. Nathalie says:

    I try this and its a very delicious recepies. Ill never think that this will be good. Thank you Amie-Sue to making me loving raw food.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you for trusting me Nathalie and trying it… I am thankful for supporting and encouraging you. :) Many blessings! amie sue

  10. aliyah says:

    This was simple yet delicious.Will have to make a double batch next time the hubby says it didn’t fill him up like the other recipes do.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Aliyah for letting me know how the recipe went for you. :) I like the fact that it is a nice and refreshing salad… one that won’t weigh you down and can be treated as a nice bright side dish too. Have a glorious day! amie sue

  11. Lei-kili Hu says:

    Aloha Amie Sue, you mentioned ” reflex” sheets when dehydrating….exactly what is it, where do I buy them.

    • amie-sue says:

      Darn “auto-correct” program! hehe Every time I type the word “teflex” it always changes it to reflex… guess I missed this one. So, the word is “teflex” (the non-stick sheets used in dehydrators.) Have a happy day, amie sue

  12. Gayle says:

    I also made this for the raw food potluck tonight. I made a big batch and used two different sweet potatoes for color. This was so very good and many great comments were made about it. You are a hit at our potlucks!

    • amie-sue says:

      Your the hit Gayle… you made it and shared it with your friends… I just gave you some “tools” to help you. :) Thank you for sharing this with me. Have a great evening, amie sue

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