Updated: Jan 6
When I was 18 my diet wasn’t the best, I had no idea what to eat and my range was slim (lots of junk). I was fortunate enough to have a fast metabolism that I took for granted over the years. While I lived in Sydney I lived near a hole in the wall noodle bar that had the best Asian food. I lived off this $5 satay rice. This consisted of broccoli, carrots, rice and satay sauce (don’t judge it was delicious).
Now I am a little older and wiser about my body and what it needs, it’s funny how my I still like to eat satay but now I make a healthier version at home. I love making this satay not only for noodle dishes it also works as a mouthwatering dipping sauce.
This is one of those super quick and easy recipes with bursts of rich sweet and spicy flavours.
You will need:
2 cucumber, spiralized
1 packed of Sabo Buckwheat Noodles
2 broccolini, chopped
2 carrots, julienned 1 cup snow peas, chopped in halves 1 cup of purple cabbage, chopped coarsely 1 tbsp peanut oil or olive oil
1 cup of peanut butter store-bought or my homemade recipe here
1/2 cup of coriander chopped into small pieces 1 tbsp of freshly grated ginger 1 clove garlic crushed 2 fresh cayenne pepper chilli chopped finely 1/2 tsp coconut sugar 1 tbsp tamari half lime juiced
How to make:
To make the peanut sauce add the peanut butter, coriander, ginger, garlic, chilli, coconut sugar, tamari and lime into a mixing bowl. Stir till well combined- if its to thick add a little bit of water at a time till you get a sauce consistency.
Add the broccolini, carrots, snow peas, cabbage and oil to a large frying pan on medium heat and saute for 5 minutes and set aside
In a pot bring water to the boil; add the sabo buckwheat noodles to the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water.
Put the frying pan back on the stove on medium heat for 2 minutes to heat up the vegetables; take off the stove and add the buckwheat noodles and cucumber noodles, mix together with the sauteed vegetables; transfer to serving plate or bowls.
In the same frying pan add the peanut sauce on medium heat for 2- minutes till it heats up. Pour over your noodles and with tongs mix through.
Drop me a comment below if you recreate this recipe and let me know if you like it or would add something to make it better?