A real pick-me-up dinner, healthy but comforting and bursting with flavour. These noodles are much heartier and more filling than courgette noodles, and the creamy satay sauce is an ideal accompaniment.
FOR THE NOODLES:
- Olive oil
- 1 celery stick, finely chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2.5cm of root ginger, finely grated pinch of salt
- 250g of mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 2 small sweet potatoes, about 200g each, peeled and spiralised
- 100g of baby spinach
FOR THE SAUCE:
- 3 tbsps of crunchy peanut butter (or almond butter also works)
- 70ml of almond milk, plus more if needed
- 1 tsp of tamari
- 1 tsp of chilli flakes
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tsp of honey
- A little olive oil, if needed
- Heat a glug of oil in a large frying pan, then add the celery, garlic, ginger and salt and sauté over a low heat until the celery is softening. Add the mushrooms once the pan has been bubbling for a couple of minutes.
- After a minute or so more, add the sweet potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes.
- Next, make the satay sauce. Simply place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding oil if it helps to process the sauce, then add salt to taste.
- Once the noodles and mushrooms are tender, add the spinach and the satay sauce. Stir until the spinach has wilted and the sauce is warm. If the sauce feels a little thick, add a splash of water, olive oil or almond milk and stir it in until it reaches your desired consistency.
Tip! Slice the ends off the sweet potatoes to create flat surfaces at either end before spiralising, it makes the process so much easier
Recipe courtesy of Deliciously Ella With Friends by Ella Mills, photography © Claire Winfield (Yellow Kite, £25) © Ella Mills 2017