Spicy Sesame "Noodles" with Vegetables Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy

Low carb recipe for Spicy Sesame "Noodles" with Vegetables which belongs to the Sides recipe category.

Ingredients Needed

  1. 3 cups (675 g) cooked spaghetti squash, separated into strands
  2. cup (60 ml) water
  3. 3 tablespoons (45 ml) soy sauce
  4. 5 tablespoons (75 g) tahini
  5. 1 tablespoons (23 ml) rice vinegar
  6. teaspoon red pepper flakes
  7. 1 tablespoon (9 g) sesame seeds
  8. 2 to 3 tablespoons (30 to 45 ml) peanut oil or other bland oil
  9. 1 cups (105 g) mushrooms, thickly sliced
  10. cup (100 g) diced green pepper
  11. cup (60 g) diced celery cup (80 g) chopped onion
  12. pound (115 g) snow peas, cut into 1-inch (2.5-cm) lengths
  13. 2 tablespoons (12 g) grated fresh ginger
  14. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  15. cup (55 g) cooked shrimp or diced leftover chicken, pork, or ham per
  16. serving (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Place the spaghetti squash in a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine the water, soy sauce, tahini, rice vinegar, and pepper flakes, mixing well.

Pour over the spaghetti squash and set aside.

Place the sesame seeds in a small, heavy skillet over high heat and shake the skillet constantly until the seeds start to make little popping sounds and jump in the skillet.

When that happens, immediately turn off the heat and shake the seeds out onto a small plate to cool.

Set aside.

Just before you're ready to serve the dish, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok.

Add the mushrooms, pepper, celery, onion, snow peas, ginger, and garlic and stir-fry over high heat for 7 to 10 minutes or until tender-crisp.

When the vegetables are done, add them to the large mixing bowl with the spaghetti squash mixture and toss until well combined.

Pile the squash mixture on serving plates.

Top the meat-eaters' servings with the shrimp, chicken, pork, or ham (if using) and scatter sesame seeds over each serving.

Serving Yield

4 servings

Nutrition Information

Each with 19 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of fiber, for a total of 15 grams of usable carbs and 7 grams of protein. (Analysis does not include optional meat.) This is a great dish to make for guests because so much of it can be done ahead of time: You can prepare the "noodles" and the sesame seeds before your company arrives and then just stir-fry the vegetables and garnish the plates when it's time to eat.