Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto

Up your weeknight meal game with these sprialized Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto!! It is such a flavorful and fun gluten free meal that comes together in under 20 minutes!

Fact: Thai pesto should be slathered on errrythang. Right? I mean, right? I don’t know if I can totally convey the deliciousness of this dish through the computer screen, but here goes…

Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto

I went to a local store to pick up some odds and ends today. I’m still getting over that cold. It’s been lingering for a good week (two maybe?) and I was convinced I needed soup. Soup would kick its butt. Soup would heal all. So I went to this store looking for veggies that could go in my soup. 

But then I saw cilantro. Its funny because it’s not the type of herb that would call to me from across the aisle, but today it did. Today it had a halo around it and I felt this undeniable pull. I reached out and touched it. Cilantro. Nice to see you again. 

So in that little corner grocery shop that charges wayyy too much, ideas began to swarm and I needed some Thai. Random right? But Thai happened.

Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto

This is probably one of those dishes that is no where near a traditional Thai dish, BUT it has all those flavors that reminded of this little Touch of Thai restaurant near our college, at the bottom of the hill. 

Oh and on top of those amazing flavors, IT’S EASY. And it’s veggie based, and you feel kinda awesome after sooo. You basically HAVE TO make this. Just sayin. 

Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto

Tangent: This is kind of a funny side note, but something I’ve been thinking about. Before I was a food blogger, I was someone who, like probably most of you, would find recipes online and make them for dinner. I remember coming across this one recipe where the blogger (and I can’t even remember where it came from) was like, “Use a rubber spatula…” and I remember thinking to myself “whoa whoa whoa what a control freak. What does she care what utensil I use?!” hahaha Now that I am actually writing recipes, I find myself ALWAYS telling you what utensil to use because I want you to know how and what was easiest for me. 

BUT! If you ever feel misguided by my utensil nomination, trust your gut. My designation is a suggestion and not a command. I’m easy like that. Ok, end tangent. 

That being said, prep your tongs…

Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto

So here goes, let’s make some Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto:

Place the cashews, melted coconut oil, soy sauce, hot sauce, agave, sesame oil, cilantro, scallion, and orange zest in a food processor. Process for 10 seconds to 30 seconds depending how chunky you like your pesto. I’m a chunky, crunchy, hearty kind of girl and I like me some BADONK pesto (aka I kept it chunky, but you do you!).

Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto

Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto

Then, spiralize your sweet potato with blade C.

In a skillet over medium high heat, melt some coconut oil. Place the sweet potato noodles in the pan for 2-3 minutes, using TONGS to toss them frequently.

Place 1 tablespoon of water into the pan and continue to cook and toss for another 2 minutes until the noodles are softened, but still have a crunch to them!

Turn the heat to low and place most the pesto in the pan. I always reserve some pesto for topping because well, toppings are my jam. 

Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto

Continue to toss the noodles until the the pesto is coating the noodles. Toss the cashews and chopped scallions in the pan and turn off the heat. Continue to toss a couple more times and then transfer them to bowls.

Top with a dollop of the remaining pesto (its sooo good) and any remaining cashews from the pan. 

Zest some orange on top for the prettiness factor 🙂 It also adds a fun new dimension.

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Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto

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Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto

  • Author: Lindsay // The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 23

Description

Up your weeknight meal game with these sprialized Sweet Potato Noodles with Thai Pesto!! It is such a flavorful and fun gluten free meal that comes together in under 20 minutes!


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Ingredients

Pesto

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 scallion, coarsely chopped (optional, can also use a couple leaves of mint)
  • zest 1/2 an orange

Noodles

  • 1 medium sweet potato, spiralized blade C
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • couple tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • zest of the orange for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the cashews, melted coconut oil, soy sauce, hot sauce, agave, sesame oil, cilantro, scallion, and orange zest in a food processor.
  2. Process for 10 seconds to 30 seconds depending how chunky you like your pesto. Less time = more chunky.
  3. In a skillet over medium high heat, melt some coconut oil.
  4. Place the sweet potato noodles in the pan for 2-3 minutes, using tongs to toss them frequently.
  5. Place 1 tablespoon of water into the pan and continue to cook and toss for another 2 minutes until the noodles are softened, but still have a crunch to them!
  6. Turn the heat to low and place most the pesto in the pan. I always reserve some pesto for topping because well, toppings are my jam.
  7. Continue to toss the noodles until the the pesto is coating the noodles, about 30 seconds.
  8. Toss the cashews and chopped scallions in the pan and turn off the heat. Continue to toss a couple more times and then transfer them to bowls.
  9. Top with a dollop of the remaining pesto (its sooo good) and any remaining cashews from the pan.
  10. Zest some orange on the top for garnish.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2

Enjoy! xo

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