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cucumber noodles in peanut sauce

i know that for many of you are still fighting through winter weather, but we've been having a heat wave (or maybe this is normal for the desert?) and i've been craving light, vegetable based meals.  although having eaten this twice this week, i have to admit i'd probably eat it in the snow too.  i'd just pair it with a bowl of miso soup to warm me at the end.  i hope you love it as much as i do!  xx- sarah   {recipe after the jump}

ahhhhh!  cucumber noodles!  enough said.  and don't fret my friends, if you don't have a spiralizer you can always julienne the cucumber.  recipe below.  also, you might love this recipe too!



2 medium cucumbers

1 small bunch bok choy

1/4 cup peanut butter

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 tablespoon tamari

juice of 1/2 lime

3 tablespoons of water

1/2 teaspoon chili oil (+ more for extra heat!)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

cilantro and chopped peanuts to garnish



- in a small mixing bowl combine peanut butter, maple syrup, tamari, lime juice, sea salt, water and chili oil.  chill in refrigerator while you prepare the noodles.

- chop  bok choy into thin slivers, chop cilantro and peanuts for garnish

- peel cumbers and run through a spiralizer  (or julienne them if you prefer!)

- squeeze as much liquid out of the cucumber noodles as possible, and combine with boy choy in a large bowl

- add peanut sauce, a bit at a time, to cucumber noodles and bok choy (add more water to the sauce if needed, use more of less peanut sauce to taste)

- serve immediately garnished with cilantro and chopped peanuts

- enjoy!

Reader Comments (17)

Yum!!! I am so making this today.

03/25/13 | 8:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterJerilyn H

This looks so refreshing- beautiful!

03/25/13 | 9:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterMeg Sylvia

This looks incredible!

03/25/13 | 9:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterGaby

I love your blog! I've been lovin the healthy recipies. I tried the banana ice cream the other day, and it turned out great.

03/25/13 | 11:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterAM

What a great light dish... this is a must try!

03/25/13 | 11:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterEmily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom

ooooh, i'm loving this cucumber noodle idea!

03/25/13 | 11:38 AM | Unregistered Commenterchelsea

yum! this looks clean and delicious!
kw ladies in navy

03/25/13 | 4:54 PM | Unregistered Commenterkelsey

This one is going on my list. I'm ready for fresh cool foods!

03/28/13 | 8:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterDorie {Brooklyn Salt}

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