I began daydreaming of all the sweet potato noodle possibilities after making the very delicious Sweet Potato Noodles with a Miso Garlic Sauce last week.
A sweet something is what I came up with next. This dish is easy and besides the soak time it will take less than 10 minutes to make! I enjoyed it all to myself but it could easily be shared between two people if the sweet potato is the right size or double the recipe and have it as a raw side dish or dessert.
I soaked the sweet potato noodles in a hot water bath and I really enjoyed the al dente texture and how it eliminated the sweet potato’s starchiness but left the vitamins and minerals intact.
This is a yummy sweet meal that is not too sweet. Adjust the maple syrup to your personal taste or needs.
- 1 medium size sweet potato, peeled (mine yielded 6 cups of noodles)
- 1 tablespoon Nutiva extra virgin coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons (or less) of organic maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1-2 tablespoons of Let's Do Organic shredded unsweetened coconut
- dash sea salt
- Spiralize your sweet potato. If you don't own a spiralizer, use a potato peeler to make long wide noodles or a garnishing peeler to make angel hair like noodles.
- Place your noodles in a large bowl.
- Bring water to a boil, enough that will cover your noodles (I brought a full electric kettle (1.8L) of water to boil), pour it over the sweet potato noodles until they are covered. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and then drain over a colander.
- Place noodles back in the bowl and add remaining ingredients. Toss well to coat.
Some extra garnishing ideas (I haven’t tried them yet, but they sound good in my skull):
- sesame seeds
- chopped walnuts or pecans
- grated apple
- a sweet cashew cream
- dashes of cardamom, nutmeg, and curry