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January 15, 2023

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In the world of grain-free eating, glass noodles are Heaven-sent. Not as a substitute, in my opinion. Meaning, I wouldn’t necessarily suggest ladling a scoop of marinara over top with some Italian meatballs. But for the joy of eating a noodle, and an openness to try something new, this ingredients will quickly become a pantry staple.

Glass noodles are made of sweet potato starch, and have a springy, firm texture. They’re great in soups and stir-fries, but perhaps nowhere they shine greater than in a chilled dish, like this one.

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Additionally, this peanut sauce is a great way to achieve a creamy mouthfeel without the dairy. This chilled noodle side dish leans Asian, but can be paired with so many foods. I love it alongside grilled meats, sautéed garlicky green beans, fish, or enjoyed on its own as a light lunch.

Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for up to 36 hours, covered tightly. If reserving, save the final garnish for service.

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Sweet potato noodles (glass noodles) are Heaven-sent for food restrictions. So many uses. Full recipe on chrislovesjulia.com #chriscooks #glassnoodles #peanutbutter #grainfree #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodrestrictions

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Chilled Glass Noodles with Peanut Sauce

A creamy, cool, and tangy side dish that goes perfectly with any Asian-leaning dishes and grilled meats.
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the Sauce

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Instructions

Make the noodles

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil with a couple tsp of olive oil in it. Boil the glass noodles for 5-7 minutes until cooked through. Immediately strain and run under cold water until completely chilled. Toss with a couple scoops of ice and let sit in the sink until sauce is ready.

Make the sauce

  • In a pan on the stove, heat the olive oil and sesame oil together until hot, but not smoking.
  • Add the garlic, lime zest and ginger to a heat-proof bowl and pour the hot oil over them. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk to combine. For a lighter-tasting dish, add 1 Tbsp water.

Prep and serve

  • Rinse the noodles well with cold water to melt all the ice, then drain thoroughly. Add to the bowl with the dressing, cut the noodles with clean kitchen shears 3 or 4 times, then toss to coat. Garnish with chopped green onion and more cilantro if desired.
  • Serve cold, either immediately or it can store in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

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What do you think?

  1. Emma says:

    LOVE peanut sauce. Can’t wait to try this!

  2. Marah says:

    So sad to have hated this! Eek. I think the fish sauce was the culprit…

  3. Jen Bernard says:

    This looks amazing, but I’m wondering about grain free? I thought rice was a grain? Genuinely curious since we believe our daughter has hashimotos, and we’re trying to figure everything out with her diet. You guys have been such a great source for info, recipes, etc.! Thank you so much! ❤️

  4. Alison says:

    Can you please tell me a substitute for the honey that is sugar free? Or can you just omit it? Thanks in advance.

  5. Lauren says:

    Chris, what would you suggest as a substitute for sesame oil? We have an allergy over here. I’ve tried walnut and perilla, but don’t love them. This recipe looks amazing, can’t wait to try it Thanks!

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