I recently received a spiralizer as a gift and have been obsessed with it! I have been making zucchini noodles (zoodles) like it’s my job. I experimented with sweet potato noodles this weekend and LOVED the results. The texture is much heartier than zucchini noodles, and in my opinion, even more filling than real pasta noodles (and is gluten-free, wheat-free and grain-free). The sweet potato noodles kept me full for much longer than the zucchini noodles. The almond butter in the sauce adds some healthy fat to the dish and helps to stabilize the carbohydrates from the sweet potato.
The sauce is sweetened with raw manuka honey. Raw honey has amazing health benefits such as helping people develop a resistance to allergies, increases physical stamina and endurance, soothes stomach problems, supports heart health and acts as an inflammatory to the lungs. Read more about the benefits of raw honey here.
My favorite honey is Wedderspoon raw manuka honey. I know it’s more expensive than other honeys, but trust me, it’s worth the extra money! The benefits of using this raw manuka honey over regular honey are endless. The honey is produced in New Zealand and is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. The nutritional content is up to four times that of normal flower honeys.Print
Sweet Potato Noodles with a Honey Almond Butter Sauce
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Spiralize the sweet potato into noodles by using a spiralizer, or a peeler if you do not have one. I bake the sweet potatoes for 5 minutes to soften them if they are too hard to spirailze.
- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large pan and heat over medium heat. Add the sweet potato noodles and cook for about 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, prepare the honey almond butter sauce by combining the almond butter, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small jar or bowl.
- When the noodles are finished cooking (they should be soft enough to eat and have a very lightly fried look to them), pour the sauce over the noodles (you may not need to use all of the sauce). Stir until the noodles are well-coated with the sauce, adding more if necessary.
- Serve the noodles in a bowl or plate. I like to add roasted broccoli as a nice side; and if I’m extra hungry I’ll top the noodles with a veggie burger!