Kelp Noodles with Citrus Avocado Cardamom Dressing

For those who enjoy raw foods or not this kelp noodles recipe is a must try! This dish satisfies the taste-buds with a spicy aromatic flavor topped with a creamy citrus cardamom sauce. What is more, it’s low-calorie and gluten-free! For those with gluten allergies or sensitivities kelp noodles make a great alternative to pasta.  Kelp noodles are a raw food and have a neutral flavor. They can be eaten warm or cold and have a mild crunch to them.  Obviously, if you are looking to keep the meal raw you don’t want to heat them up.  I prefer them a little warm, so what I like to do is soak them in a bowl of warm water for several minutes.  Then just when I’m about to eat then pour the sauce over them.  Not all kelp is raw so make sure that on the package it is labelled raw. Kelp noodles work great as pasta with any sauce or topping and in salads, it’s so versatile I love it!

 

Kelp Noodles

 

 This Citrus Avocado Cardamom Sauce is also fabulous as a salad dressing or on veggie wraps you can use it for so many different dishes.  If you wanted to pack a salad for lunch you can have the salad with lots of vegetables in one container ready to go and have a separate little dressing container .  It is so simple and easy, there is really no excuses not to be packing healthy lunches! 🙂

 

Citrus Avocado Cardamom Dressing

 

Most dishes on the raw food diet are so versatile,  you can literally change them up each time just by adding different vegetables and fresh herbs.  So, make this your own adding the flavors and veggies you prefer.

Kelp Noodles with Citrus Avocado Cardamom Dressing

 

The idea is to fill it with a ton of veggies so it makes a filling, hearty dish. So in the recipe I don’t specify how many of  the veggies to use, it is according to your liking and your appetite.  This dish packs well too, so it can be a great lunch to bring to work.

 

Kelp Noodles

Serves 2

Recipe:

For the noodles:

1 pack of kelp noodles (about 2 cups) rinsed and drained

1/2 lemon, juice of

Red bell pepper, julienned (sliced into very thin match sticks)

Carrots, julienned

Persian cucumbers, julienned

Dinosaur Kale, chiffanauded

Fresh cilantro

Fresh Basil

For the sauce:

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In a bowl soak the kelp noodles in warm water with lemon juice for several minutes.  In the meantime prepare the veggies and the sauce.  Drain the noodles, mix the noodles, veggies and sauce together well.  Serve on a plate garnished with fresh cilantro or herb of choice.

 

2 Comments

  1. Les Graphiques on May 22, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Is there a specific brand of kelp noodles you recommend?

    • Christine on May 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      To be honest, I don’t remember the brand it is that I normally buy, but I get them at WholeFoods. Just always make sure to read the labels and make sure there are no unwanted added ingredients. Glad to see you’re looking around for raw recipes Steph!:) Xo

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