- 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of brown rice syrup (or honey if not vegan)
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 1/4 teaspoon of crushed chilli flakes
- 3 cups of leek (roughly 3 leeks), chopped into 2cm pieces
- 250g of button mushrooms, sliced
- 3 spring onions, finely sliced
- 250g of fresh long life noodles (or your favourite noodles!)
- 150g of fresh baby spinach
- Salt and pepper to taste
Have you been wondering how to cook healthy vegan noodles at home? Then try out Peas and Crayons' mouth watering, takeaway style recipe! It can be served on its own, or you can add your favourite vegan protein for added deliciousness!
First make your sauce. To begin, place sesame seeds in a large pan over medium heat and toast, stirring, until golden brown (3-5 min), then transfer to a medium bowl.
Add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey, crushed chilli flakes and water, as well as half of your spring onions. Stir to combine and set aside.
Next prep your veggies! Rinse the leek and trim and discard the green tops. Halve lengthwise, then cut crossways into 2cm pieces. Clean and finely slice the mushrooms as well.
Heat the olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat, then add the mushrooms, leeks and most of the remaining spring onions (leaving some for garnishing).
Season with salt and pepper, and saute until the veggies are tender. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Season a pot of boiling water with salt and cook noodles as per the packet instructions.
Turn the heat back on medium-high and add the noodles to the pan with the veggies. Push the noodles and veggies to the outer edges of the pan to make room for the sauce.
Add the sauce to the centre of the pan and simmer until thickened, which should take about 1 minute.
Stir to combine the sauce, veggies and noodles, then add the spinach and cook until just wilted.
Remove pan from the heat, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with spring onions. Serve and enjoy!
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What are fresh long life noodles?
Fresh long life noodles are noodles that have been steamed and then dried, meaning they remain 'soft' (without refrigeration) and cook in 3 minutes or less.
What vegan proteins can I use?
You can use naturally protein rich vegan options such as chickpeas or tofu. However, if you prefer, you can also try out the array of vegan 'faux meat' protein options that are now on the market.