5 Tasty Noodle Recipes for Vegans
Asian gluten free noodles are the perfect ingredient for making delicious noodle dishes. Not only are they low-fat and high in energy-giving carbohydrates, but they also contain useful amounts of b-vitamins and no gluten; the protein which can cause digestive issues in people with wheat intolerances.
Getting the most from Asian gluten free noodles
The trick to getting the most from your Asian gluten free noodles is to ramp up your flavours. Asian cooking relies on light, fresh and delicious ingredients such as garlic, lime, coriander, ginger, and soy and these base flavours can be used to create all kinds of delicious meals.
Follow recipes or experiment using your own favourite ingredients to create wonderful vegan dishes that can be enjoyed at any time of day - with leftovers making a fantastic lunch choice that is packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Here are five recipe ideas to get you started:
1. Noodles with sticky hoisin sauce
You can easily make your own hoisin sauce - pour a little boiling water over a spoon or two of raisins, and then stir in vinegar, garlic, tomato puree and tamari. Blend everything together and then stir in your peanut or nut butter to make a thicker sauce. Fry up your favourite vegetables - onion, peppers, and edamame beans, cook your noodles and combine everything together before adding a handful of basil leaves.
2. Vegan ramen bowl
The trick with ramen is to make a delicious broth. Start with a good quality vegetable stock and add fried garlic, ginger, mushrooms, soy, nerigoma and miso. Gently simmer the stock for a few minutes and then drain it. Fry some tofu, add shallots and pakchoi and cook your noodles. Serve together in a deep bowl with coriander on top.
- Coconut noodles
Fry garlic, ginger and onion, with a little curry paste, before adding a coconut block or milk to make a sauce. Roast some cashew nuts in the oven for a few minutes, cook your noodles and fry any vegetables that appeal to you or that are in season - perhaps tenderstem broccoli and mini sweetcorn. Stir everything together with the nuts scattered on top and enjoy a hearty, nourishing and comforting family meal.
4. Simple Singapore noodles
5. Grilled tofu salad
Make a sauce with a little mirin, tamari, orange juice and chilli, and grill some tofu - handling it very gently. Cook your noodles and chop up your favourite vegetables, perhaps some spring onion, cucumber and sliced pepper. Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl and add any extra dressing or seasoning to taste. A squeeze of fresh lime with a little extra sesame oil, soy and fresh herbs really bring the flavours to life in this super-healthy salad.
How will you enjoy your noodles this week? Buy plenty of fresh ingredients and experiment with this versatile, healthy ingredient!