I absolutely adore pasta. As a long time vegan, I probably eat way too much pasta. It’s such simple comfort food that it’s hard to resist. But sometimes a lighter, lower carb substitute is called for. And believe it or not, quite a few vegetables can be turned into healthy “noodles”, like the sweet potato noodles in this recipe.
These sweet potato noodles are a fantastic complement to the spicy buffalo cauliflower bites in this unique dish. If you’re craving good old fashioned buffalo wings, but need something more suited to serve at a dinner party, this may be the perfect recipe!
To make the sweet potato noodles, use a spiralizer to cut the peeled sweet potatoes into noodle shaped strips. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can also use a vegetable peeler or a very sharp knife to peel the potatoes into very thin strips. This takes a little more effort though- and I suggest getting a few extra potatoes to practice on!
The buffalo cauliflower bites are tasty enough to serve on their own as a snack or side dish, but they are all the more interesting when served on top of the sweet potato noodles. I guarantee none of your friends and family have tried this before. It makes for a really fun and creative dinner party idea.
Sweet Potato Noodles with Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- Cauliflower- 1 medium head
- Olive oil
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Coconut oil- 3 tbsp
- Cashew butter, 1/4 cup
- Sweet potatoes- 2 large, peeled
- Chopped parsley- 1 tbsp
- Hot sauce- 3-4 tbsp
- Garlic powder- 1 tsp
- Paprika- 1/2 tbsp
- Lime juice - 2 tbsp
- Salt- for taste
- Preheat the oven.
- Chop the cauliflower into bite size pieces.
- Spread cauliflower on a baking sheet, and toss with a drizzle of olive oil.
- Season the cauliflower with salt and pepper to taste, and toss again.
- Roast the cauliflower in the oven for 20 minutes, or until slightly browned.
- Use a spiralizer or vegetable peeler to cut the potatoes into noodle shaped ribbons.
- Spread the sweet potatoes "noodles" on a second baking sheet.
- Toss with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Roast in the oven for 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
- In the saucepan, combine the coconut oil and cashew butter. Mix until well combined.
- Add the hot sauce, garlic powder, paprika, lime juice, and a dash of salt.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes, until slightly reduced.
- Toss the cauliflower bites with the sauce, and bake for additional 5 minutes.
- Plate the sweet potato noodles and top them with the cooked buffalo cauliflower bites.
- Top with parsley, and serve,