This Kelp noodles recipe is the best thing to be discovered since sliced bread. No kidding, I’m still quite sad that I didn’t discover it soon enough.
These healthy, low-calorie, and low carbohydrate noodles are made from kelp and water. Kelp is rich in iodine, calcium, magnesium, iron, and B vitamins. They are also a good alternative for those who are trying to cut down on carbs. The kelp noodles come in various shapes such as spaghetti or angel hair pasta style strands that make it easy to use them just like regular pasta or rice noodles!
It’s healthy and quick to make.
The best thing about kelp noodles is that they’re healthy! They are a good alternative to pasta, rice, and other starchy carbs because they are low in calories and high in fiber. Kelp noodles are gluten-free so those who have celiac disease or wheat intolerance can enjoy them as well. These delicious seaweed noodles are also a great source of protein, making them an excellent choice for people looking to add more protein into their diet.
The noodles are made from kelp. Kelp is a type of seaweed, which is a plant that lives in the ocean. The seaweed is mixed with water and then placed in a machine called an extruder. This machine pushes out long strands of kelp noodle dough! Once they’re done being pushed through the extruder, they’re ready to be dried out at low temperatures, so they don’t go bad before you can eat them!
That’s right—kelp noodles are actually made from sea vegetables and water!
- Mixed Vegetables: You can choose any vegetables you want, so long as they are bite-sized. I like to use green beans, cauliflower, and broccoli florets (the same amount of each) as well as some chopped bell peppers, but you could also try celery sticks or similar cooked vegetables. I’m going to be honest with you: these veggies don’t add any flavor of their own. But they do give the noodles some texture and bulk and make them look much more appetizing!
- Kelp Noodles: They have a slightly seaweedy taste that can take some getting used to, but once you’ve gotten past the initial shock of gnawing on something that looks like a giant green snake, kelp noodles add an interesting flavor and texture element to any meal (especially if you’re trying to eat more plant-based foods).
- Baking Soda & Lemon Juice: Baking soda and lemon juice are used to make the kelp noodles soft. The baking soda will produce a chemical reaction that helps remove some of the sulfur compounds, which are responsible for the strong smell of seaweed (you don’t want your food to smell like seaweed). The lemon juice has an acidic property that can further help soften up these noodles.
- Sauce Mixture: The sauce mixture is a simple blend of ingredients, making it easy to prepare. The main ingredient in this sauce is soy sauce, which provides the necessary flavor that will make your noodles taste delicious.
- Onion: For some extra flavor obviously. If you’re new to cooking, cutting an onion can be a challenge. However, if you follow these steps every time, it will become easier and faster with practice. Cut off the top of your onion and remove any bad spots from the root end. Place your knife at an angle and cut away from yourself into each side of the onion (this is called “slicing”). Once both halves are sliced, make small horizontal cuts across each half again (this is called “dicing”). Now use your knife to chop by making slits in between each diced section until finely minced!
- Canola Oil: Canola oil is a healthy, stable oil that can be used for cooking and frying. It has a high smoke point of 465 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning it won’t start to break down or produce toxic byproducts when heated to this temperature. This makes canola oil a good choice for high-heat cooking like stir-frying or deep frying. It also has a neutral flavor, which means it won’t overpower the flavors of your food; you’ll be able to enjoy your meal instead of wondering what that odd taste is.
To make this recipe, you would first need to prep the kelp noodles by combining the baking soda with lime juice and stirring in the kelp noodle. Once it softens up, drain the mixture and wash off any excess with water. Add a little bit of the sauce mixture and leave to marinate for about 20 minutes.
To a large pan on medium heat, add some olive oil, chopped red onions, and mixed veggies. Sautee the veggies until it softens. Add in the rest of your sauce mixture and leave to cook until the veggies fully absorb the sauce. Then stir in your marinated kelp noodles and simmer for about 5 minutes on low heat.
Serve and Enjoy!
This kelp noodles recipe has so much to offer, and they’re a great alternative for those who are trying to cut down on carbs. Kelp noodles are also extremely healthy, with their high fiber content and low-calorie count. If you want to make these mouthwatering noodles at home for yourself or your family, just follow these simple steps!
Mouth-Watering Kelp Noodles Recipe
Mouth-Watering Kelp Noodles Recipe
- 2 cups mixed veggies (broccoli florets, cauliflower floret, green beans, and red bell pepper)
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 1 small red onion diced
- 12 oz kelp noodles
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 lemon freshly squeezed
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 3 tbsps brown sugar
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp thyme
- 3 tbsps balsamic vinegarette
- 3 tbsps soy sauce
Making the Sauce Mixture
- In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, balsamic vinegarette, nutmeg, black pepper, thyme, brown sugar, ground ginger, allspice, cayenne pepper, minced garlic, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
Prepping the Kelp Noodles
- Combine the baking soda with lime juice in a small bowl and stir in the kelp noodles. Once it softens up, drain the mixture and wash the noodles with water. Make sure to thoroughly wash the noodles to remove any excess baking soda mixture.
- Next, add a little bit of the sauce mixture to the noodles and leave to marinate for about 20 minutes.
Cooking The Noodles
- To a large pan on medium heat, add some olive oil, chopped red onions, and mixed veggies. Sautee the veggies until it softens.
- Add in the rest of your sauce mixture and leave to cook until the veggies fully absorb the sauce.
- Stir in your marinated kelp noodles and simmer for about 5 minutes on low heat.
- Serve and Enjoy!