Kelp Noodle Salad with Cardamom Cashew Butter Dressing

Kelp Noodle Salad with Cardamom Cashew Butter Dressing

A beautiful combination of sweet and savory flavors, this kelp noodle salad recipe may be full of ingredients but is also full of flavor!  The dressing has the perfect combination of ingredients to highlight the fruits and vegetables.  Not only is this recipe filling with all of the fiber, it is full of protein and functional food ingredients to keep you healthy!

Salad Ingredients:

1 package kelp noodles, drained and rinsed

1 lb shrimp

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1 bunch scallions, sliced on the bias

1 mango, diced

1 cucumber, diced

1 c loose mint leaves, torn

1 c loose cilantro, chopped

1/2 c roasted peanuts

1 T black sesame seeds

Cardamom Cashew Butter Dressing:

1 clementine, juiced

1/2 c sweet chili sauce

1/2 c grapeseed oil

1/4 c rice vinegar

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

1 tsp ginger, grated

Step By Step Kelp Noodle Salad Recipe Directions:

Step 1Combine kelp noodles and all other salad ingredients in a bowl and toss. 

Step 2: In a blender blend cardamom cashew butter dressing ingredients and pour over noodle ingredients and toss. 

Step 3: Enjoy your kelp noodle salad!

Have you ever tried a kelp noodle salad before? Whether your answer is yes or no, Betsy’s Best recipe is truly a stand out that will be your favorite. Thanks to our cardamom cashew butter dressing these noodles are as flavorful as can be.  Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Black Bean Noodle Stir Fry

Black Bean Noodle Stir Fry

Black bean noodles are trending in the world of health conscious eaters, and why not?  They taste amazing and they are a great way to add more beans into your diet. Betsy, always spot on with her use of nut butters in recipes has now created a delicious black bean noodle stir fry recipe. The not so secret ingredient? Her Cinnamon Peanut Butter, of course.  Betsy uses the PB to make a tantalizing peanut sauce tha takes her recipe to the next level.

Sauce Ingredients:

2 TBS Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1/4 cup Tamari or soy sauce

1 Tbsp white wine or dry sherry

1 1/2 tsp of cornstarch or arrowroot

1 tsp sugar

1 Tbsp honey

1/2 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp sea salt

Black Bean Noodle Ingredients:

4 cups water

2 whole blocks of Lotus Foods Forbidden Black Rice Ramen Noodles

2 cups shredded green cabbage (4 oz)

1 1/2 cup shredded carrots (3 oz)

1/4 tsp salt

1 close garlic, minced

1/4 c cilantro, chopped

8 oz shrimp, cooked and chopped

1 Tbsp sesame oil

Step By Step Black Bean Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe Directions:

Step 1Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, place the soy sauce, wine or sherry, oil, cornstarch, sugar, honey Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl and whisk until the cornstarch is dissolved. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the sauce to a medium bowl and set the rest of the sauce aside.

Step 2: Cut shrimp into small pieces. Place the shrimp in the medium bowl and toss to coat with the 2 Tbsp of sauce; set the marinated shrimp and the remaining sauce aside.

Step 3: Add the noodles to the 4 c boiling water and cook according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high until shimmering. Add the cabbage, carrot, and garlic, season with 1/4 tsp salt, and cook until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate; set aside.

Step 4: When the noodles are ready, drain in a colander and run under cold water until cooled. Set aside to drain while you cook the shrimp.

Step 5: Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and add the shrimp to skilled and spread into a single layer. Sear undisturbed until the shrimp is golden-brown on each side, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Stir-fry until just cooked through, about 1 minute more.

Step 6: Add the noodles and reserved vegetables to the shrimp. Cook, tossing with tongs, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Whisk the sauce again to recombine and dissolve the cornstarch, then add to the pan. Toss until the sauce evenly coats the noodles and vegetables. Garnish with the cilantro if desired and serve.

Step 7: Enjoy your black bean noodle stir fry!

Grab your wok and get ready to roll! Betsy’s black bean noodle stir fry recipe will have you excited to be eating healthy versions of some Asian classics. Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!