Kelp Noodles in a Nut-Free “Peanut” Sauce

I made a grocery shopping error. I accidentally grabbed the salted roasted sunflower kernels. And then, still blissfully unaware of my error, I threw the entire bag into the food processor and made sunflower butter.

Just in case you’re wondering, I don’t recommend doing that.

But, now I have a jar of sunbutter that is really only suitable for savory applications.

No problem. I’m creative. And, I’ve been wanting to make an Asian No-Peanut Sauce. And, you know what? It’s downright tasty, as well as being nut-free, grain-free, vegan, and can be made entirely raw by skipping the sesame oil & using raw sunbutter. And, while I’m not entirely sure, I think it fits the whole paleo/primal diet, too. (Well, they’d probably top it with a giant chunk of free-range chicken.)

This should work with regular sunbutter as well. You may need to add a touch of salt, or increase the coconut aminos.

Peanut Sauce without the Peanuts? Yes, please!

Peanut Sauce without the peanuts? Yes, please!

Kelp Noodles with Asian No-Peanut Sauce

1 bag Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles
1 carrot, grated
1/2 bag (4.5 ounces) bean sprouts
1 cup broccoli florets (steamed and chilled if desired, otherwise raw)

Open bag and soak kelp noodles in warm water for 20 minutes. Make sauce.

No-Peanut Sauce

1 inch piece of ginger, grated or minced finely
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 green onion, sliced
1/2 small bunch cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1 T coconut aminos
3 T. sunbutter (Use raw sunflower seeds to make this raw.)
1 T. toasted sesame oil (Skip or use raw sesame oil to make this raw.)
1 t. sweetener of choice (I used yacon powder)
1/4 cup sunflower oil

Put all ingredients except sunflower oil in the food processor and process until smooth. With food processor running, drizzle in the sunflower oil. Process until emulsified.

To Assemble

Drain kelp noodles and toss with sauce and veggies. Chill for at least an hour to allow flavor to develop. Garnish with additional cilantro and whole sunflower seeds, if desired.

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14 Responses to Kelp Noodles in a Nut-Free “Peanut” Sauce

  1. This sounds so yummy! I cannot wait to try this sauce–I think I will try it on shredded carrots and make a carrot salad. The kelp noodles sound really interesting but kelp is not allowed on the specific carbohydrate diet. I might even try this sauce on zucchini noodles!

    • Deanna says:

      Interesting. I thought kelp noodles would be allowed on pretty much any diet, as they’re nearly calorie-free and carb-free. Why aren’t they allowed on SCD? But, yes, the sauce would be great on zucchini noodles or shredded carrots or just tossed with a pile of steamed veggies or on lettuce wraps.

  2. Ah, those ‘happy accidents’, now you can help all those peanut allergy sufferers to enjoy your delicious recipes too! It looks amazing. Going to try this asap.

  3. I was making a stir fry for dinner last night and I was wondering what sauce I should use when your email popped up! I didn’t have sunbutter on hand so I used tahini and it was delicious, thanks so much for the recipe.

    • Deanna says:

      Oh yay! I love hearing about it when people actually make my recipes. And, the tahini sub sounds fantastic, too. Almond butter would work, as well.

      • outtolunchcreations says:

        I was debating using almond butter but I went with tahini because of the sesame oil. I also really want to make your icecream cake, I’ll let you know when I do!

      • Deanna says:

        Yah, tahini and sesame oil are a good combo. I’ve used them together a lot. I tried to add tahini back into my diet, but got a terrible headache – which may be totally coincidental. I’m going to try it again in a few days. Fingers crossed.

        And, yes, please do let me know if you try the ice cream cake. I’m living virtually through the people that have eaten it, as bananas and dates and nuts are not at all in my diet again yet. 🙂

  4. christine says:

    this sounds lovely, I love satay style sauces:) but I’m confused when you say that it would be raw without the sesame oil – you said the seeds were roasted and salted, so surely they aren’t raw, are they?

    • Deanna says:

      Ah, you are correct. I should have said it would be raw if you used raw sunbutter – which many raw food enthusiasts do. So, could be adapted to be raw would be a better description.

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  6. Steven Swartzbeck says:

    Well, peanut allergy for me sucks because i really love peanuts. When i am taking peanut butter, i always end up having some red rashes on my body.

    Hope This Helps!

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