spicy sweet potato noodles with tofu

spicy sweet potato noodles with tofu - a quick and easy veggie-packed meal // cait's plate

Up until recently I’ve been pretty loyal to zucchini noodles and zucchini noodles alone.  But boy have my loyalties changed after making these delicious sweet potato noodles!

I mean, is there really anything better than swirly, spiraly, creamy sweet potato noodles?

spicy sweet potato noodles with tofu - a quick and easy veggie-packed meal // cait's plate

I’ll tell you, yes.  There is.  Swirly, spiraly, creamy sweet potato noodles that also have tofu, peanuts, cabbage and scallions!

I had been searching for a good sweet potato noodle sauce for a while now and up until the other day, I hadn’t felt I really came across one that would fit my tastes.

And then I discovered Jodi’s recipe and I knew it was the one I had been looking for all this time.

spicy sweet potato noodles with tofu - a quick and easy veggie-packed meal // cait's plate

Creamy and bold with a slightly spicy kick, it paired perfectly with the sweet potatoes.  I also loved that it utilized liquid aminos (a lower-sodium soy sauce alternative that, in my opinion has just as much flavor!).

I haven’t had a spiralized dish this good since the kind folks over at Hungryroot sent me a few samples to try out!

spicy sweet potato noodles with tofu - a quick and easy veggie-packed meal // cait's plate

I will always be on board with a big bowl of vegetables – especially when they have the flavor of this dish!  It’s a perfect lighter lunch or dinner that doesn’t sacrifice taste and provides a heaping load of nutrition.

spicy sweet potato noodles with tofu - a quick and easy veggie-packed meal // cait's plate

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Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • For the Sauce (I used Jodi's recipe|http://www.whatscookinggoodlooking.com/whats-cooking-good-looking/2016/3/22/ifkg3s71jl206kqugyuhjj84z54xzt])
  • 1/4 cup of peanut or almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons of liquid aminos or low-sodium soy sauce (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce
  • Thumbnail sized piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil
  • For the Sweet Potatoes & Tofu:
  • 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and spiralized
  • 1 8-oz. package of cubed super firm tofu (such as nasoya)
  • 1-2 teaspoon peanut or sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded purple cabbage

Instructions

  1. For the Sauce:
  2. Combine sauce ingredients and place in a food processor, pulsing until smooth
  3. Set aside
  4. For the Sweet Potatoes & Tofu:
  5. Drain tofu and press pieces with a paper towel to remove excess liquid
  6. Prepare a pan with 1-2 teaspoon sesame or peanut oil and place over medium-high heat and add tofu stirring and flipping until the majority of pieces of browned on the outside (about 5-7 minutes)
  7. Lower heat to medium-low and add the sweet potatoes to the pan sautéing until just soft
  8. Add sauce to the pan stirring until sweet potato noodles and tofu are well coated
  9. Remove from the heat and top with chopped peanuts, sesame seeds and purple cabbage

Notes

Liquid aminos are a soy sauce alternative that gives the same great flavor but is much lower in sodium than even low-sodium soy sauce. You should be able to find them in the Asian food section of your local grocery store.

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