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Japanese Noodles with Creamy Pumpkin and Avocado Sauce

Japanese Noodles with Creamy Pumpkin and Avocado Sauce

For something a little different, I decided to bring you a recipe for Japanese noodles with creamy pumpkin and avocado sauce. Sounds good? That’s because it is! 

Not too long ago, I spent some time in Malaysia, getting to experience all of the wonderful cuisine the beautiful country had to offer. I was so overwhelmed and excited by how they used fresh, natural produce in an entirely different way to what I normally would. I can honestly say I took some notes (more than I care to admit), and it certainly provided me with ideas and a new direction for new dishes. 

This experience with my travels provided me with inspiration and desire to expand my recipe base beyond the ordinary, and give you all something extraordinary! 

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Just the other day I was thinking about different ways I could incorporate different tastes, textures, and even cultural elements into my cooking. Because hey, I know many of you are reading these recipes from right around the world! Which is really cool. So I want to provide more diversity within my recipes. I stumbled across the idea for this recipe while searching my cooking books – a recipe I had created a while ago, but now just polished off for you all.

So, without further blabbering, let’s take a look at what you need to get started.

To make this recipe, you will need 8 ingredients and 25 minutes. 

Among the many notable ingredients we use, the 3 main stars are avocado, pumpkin, and mie noodles. Combined, these 3 provide us with a great source of vitamin K, potassium, fibre, healthy fats, B-vitamins, vitamin E, iron, and magnesium. Other ingredients provide some good protein for added energy. For a full list of nutrients, please read the table at the top of the page.

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The Japanese noodles with creamy pumpkin and avocado sauce recipe makes a perfect lunch or dinner because it’s:

  • Family friendly (who doesn’t love noodles)
  • Easy to make.
  • A good source of natural protein – 8g per serve.
  • Low in saturated fats.

To store, place any leftovers in an airtight container and pop them in a refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

And there we have it! I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you have any suggestions for recipe ideas involving different tastes, textures, and even cultural elements, please be sure to let us know by popping a comment below or emailing us. We would love to hear your ideas! 

Liked this recipe? Why not check out the ‘Noodles with Tomato, Spinach and Walnut’ for more noodle goodness. 

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Ingredients
8
Prep time
15 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves 4
Diet Type: Vegan

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 2 avocados (mashed)
  • 1 tsp dried coriander seed powder
  • 16 oz pumpkin (grated)
  • 2 tsps sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 sweet onion (thinly chopped)

For the noodles

  • 8 oz mie noodles

Directions

  1. Use a big skillet add the sesame oil and saute the onion for about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add the grated pumpkin and saute until soft for another 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  4. Preheat a big pot of water and boil the noodles for about 3-5 minutes until dente.
  5. Serve the noodles with some sauce on top and sprinkle with paprika powder.
  6. Or you mix the noodles with the sauce before serving.

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