Sesame Turnip Noodles
with Broccoli & Mushrooms
SERVES 4. HANDS-ON TIME: 30 MINUTES. TOTAL TIME: 40 MINUTES.
Almond butter adds creaminess to this Asian-style sauce. Most spiral makers have a blade to make fettucine-shaped noodles, but you can use standard spaghetti-shaped noodles if you don’t have one.
5 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 large head broccoli, cut into bite-size florets, stems peeled and sliced
5 tbsp avocado oil, divided
1 tsp sea salt, divided (TRY: PRI Pacific Natural Sea Salt Fine)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 lb turnips, peeled
4 green onions, sliced, white/light green and dark green parts divided
¾ cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth, or more if needed
½ cup creamy, unsweetened almond butter
3 tbsp coconut aminos
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1–2 tsp hot sauce, optional 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place 2 large baking sheets in oven. In a large bowl, toss mushrooms, broccoli, 3 tbsp avocado oil, ½ tsp salt and pepper. Spread on sheets and roast until vegetables are lightly roasted, stirring once or twice, 30 to 35 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, secure turnips in a spiralizer using the fettuccini blade and turn crank to create noodles, according to manufacturer’s directions. In a large skillet on medium-high, heat 1 tbsp avocado oil. Add noodles, season with remaining ½ tsp salt and cook for 2 minutes. Add ¼ cup water, letting it cook off while gently tossing noodles with tongs, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a colander.
3. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 tbsp avocado oil; reduce heat to medium. Add white/light green parts of onions and cook, stirring, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add broth, almond butter, coconut aminos, vinegar and hot sauce (if using). Stir briskly until well combined and warmed. Remove from heat. Stir in more broth to thin, if necessary. Stir in sesame oil. Add turnip noodles back to skillet and gently toss to coat. Divide among bowls, top with broccoli mixture and garnish with dark parts of green onions.
PER SERVING (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 528, Total Fat: 43 g, Sat. Fat: 4 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 26 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10 g, Carbs: 31 g, Fiber: 11 g, Sugars: 14 g, Protein: 12 g, Sodium: 631 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg
SWAP THE TURNIP NOODLES FOR:• Carrot noodles• Sweet potato noodles• Zucchini noodles