Updated: Aug 13, 2019
Although I've been told I'm a great cook, I rarely cook something that is amazingly good and takes under 30 minutes to make, so don't pass this one by! It's a diamond in the ruff.
What we loved about this dish is that it was such a life saver on a day that we simply did not have 1 hour to be in the kitchen cooking. Also, with Get being a gym rat as of late, it gave him the protein he needed to repair his muscles after a tough workout. The chick pea noodles gave him 13 g, the sesame seeds were about 2 g, and the other veggies all add up to a total of 20 g of protein. It was also really filling and we both agreed that it would be pleasing to a non-vegans palette. So, feel free to share this one with your carnivore friends!
What You'll Need to Make the Spaghetti:
1 + 1/2 8 ounce packs of gluten-free spaghetti (I used Explore Cuisine's Organic Chick Pea Spaghetti)
sesame oil for stir frying
1 medium-sized carrot, sliced thinly and long ways
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
1/2 yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced thinly
1/2 lb crimini mushrooms, sliced thinly
1 head broccoli, (about 1/2 lb) sliced thinly
2 pieces of scallion, chipped
fresh basil slithers
white or black sesame seeds for topping
What You'll Need to Make the Sauce:
1/2 cup low-sodium & gluten free Tamara or liquid aminos
1/2 tsp ink Himalayan salt (optional)
3 garlic cloves
3 tbsp Organic Sriracha
3 tbsp Organic gluten-free Hoisin sauce
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
How to Make this Dish:
1. Add a tsp of salt and olive oil to a pan with water and bring to a boil. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse with clean filtered water. Be sure to separate any spaghetti pieces that got stuck together.
2. Chop all the veggies (bell peppers, carrot, mushrooms, broccoli, basil and scallion). Put your basil and scallion in a separate bowl for topping the dish at the end.
3. Add all the sauce ingredients to a small bowl and whisk it together. Adjust for salt based on your taste preferences.
4. While the pasta cooks, warm your sesame oil in a regular pan or wok. Add all of the veggies to the pan and sauté well until they become tender (5-7 minutes).
5. Add the cooked spaghetti to the wok along with the sauce. Fold the sauce into the spaghetti and veggies until they have absorbed the flavors well. Adjust the flavors by adding more salt or other spices if necessary. Serve hot, topped with sesame seeds, scallion slices and fresh basil.
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