Sweet Potato Noodles with Sriracha Cilantro Cashew ‘Cream’ Sauce
These Sweet Potato Noodles are covered in a cashew-based cream sauce and make a quick, easy, and delicious vegan meal. It's the perfect, healthy weeknight dinner. You will LOVE it!
I'd like to introduce you to my latest obsession: sweet potato noodles. Have you had them before? Do you think they're awesome? Do you think they seem weird?
I'm with you on them seeming weird part; sweet potatoes parading themselves around like a bunch of long twirly noodles is weird.
The truth is they're kickass awesome and make the ideal base for healthy and filling Meatless Monday dinners. If you haven't had them before, I think you'll be surprised at how noodle-y and un-sweet potato-y they are.
When I served them to my handsome man, he had a look of utter surprise for the first 5 minutes of dinner. Apparently, he was on team WTF Sweet Potatoes Seem Weird. Two servings, and plenty of compliments later, I think it's fairly safe to say he's a convert.
We need to talk about his sauce for a minute. See that pretty, light green cream sauce that my handsome man's daughter (Hi Kaitlin!) helped pour over the noodles? That sauce there is 100% dairy-free, vegan, plant-based deliciousness.
And no, you don't have to be vegan to love this sauce.
It's made from a base of cashews which gives it the consistency of a creamy, dairy-based cream sauce. I've added some Sriracha and cilantro and a couple of other ingredients to give it a slightly Asian taste to it. It's also the easiest thing in the world to make; all you have to do is throw the few ingredients into the blender, give it a whirl, and you've made yourself a super healthy, packed full of filling protein, vegan cashew cream sauce. Nicely done!
I have another new obsession: my World Cuisine 4-Blade 5-Cut Spiralizer Pro. My prediction that it would change my life has come true. All I dream about now, all day long, is spiralizing vegetables. It's a tad embarrassing.
Before this incredible machine showed up at my doorstep (thank you, Amazon!) I used a julienne peeler to create healthy veggie noodles. It worked great for zucchini, pretty good for carrots, but not at all for sweet potatoes. I was coveting the long spiral-y noodles I saw around the internet, not the short little stumps I got from my julienne peeler.
Thank you for changing my life, World Cuisine!
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Sweet Potato Noodles with Sriracha Cilantro Cashew ‘Cream' Sauce
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Sriracha Cilantro Cashew Cream
- 1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 4 hours
- ¼ cup cilantro, packed
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, or substitute Parmesan cheese, for a non-vegan meal
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, or sub apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce, gluten-free if needed
- Sea salt, to taste
Sweet Potato Noodles
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, about 2 lb total spiralized into noodles (this is the spiralizer we have)
- 8 ounces spinach leaves
- Toasted cashews and cilantro, to serve
- Place the cashew cream sauce ingredients in a blender, along with 1 ½ cups of water, and blend on high until it is very smooth.1 ½ cups raw cashews, ¼ cup cilantro, 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, 1 tablespoon Sriracha, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, Sea salt
- Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for about 3 minutes, or until they start to blister.2 teaspoons olive oil, 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- Add the sweet potato noodles a ½ cup of water, and cover the pan. Continue to cook, stirring a couple of times, for 5 minutes. Once the sweet potato noodles are nearly cooked, add spinach the to the pan and let it wilt. If there is any water in the pan, drain it off.4 medium sweet potatoes, 8 ounces spinach leaves
- Stir the cream sauce through the noodles and top with some toasted cashews and cilantro.Toasted cashews and cilantro
I don’t really like yams and the cashew sauce on its own I wasn’t sure about at first. BUT!!! When I put everything together it was amazing! I made it for dinner and then the next two days for lunch. These flavours work amazing together. I was so impressed! Another win from your awesome blog!
I think the best compliments are when someone says, “I don’t normally like ….. but I like this!” Awesome!!!
How does it reheat?
It reheats ok, although the noodles will get really soft. It will still taste good, though!
Never used my spiralizer so excited now.yum
I hope you like it as much as I do! I’ve become totally obsessed with mine. 🙂
These look amazing! I haven’t tried using my spiralizer on sweet potatoes yet, but you have me convinced!
This is my kinda meal.
I’m so trying this!!!
Hope you like it as much as I do!!
Kristen, I absolutely adore spiralized anything and especially with a creamy dreamy sauce — this looks amazing!
I am just dying over these pictures! You can’t get much more gorgeous than these. As if I didn’t already love sweet potatoes enough, these pictures would sure make me a fan. That sauce sounds divine! And the toasted cashews???! BAM! Love!
Thank you so much, Brielle! You just put such a big smile on my face!! 🙂
My poor spiralizer broke! I’m so sad, because I only got to use it a handful of times, and definitely before I tried out sweet potato noodles! These look SO good!!! I need to suck it up and buy one again…
That’s terrible news! It’s always such a pain to have to re-buy something after it breaks. I haven’t had it for long but the World Cuisine spiralizer that I bought has been working great and feels pretty sturdy. 🙂
LOVE the addition of sriracha in the dressing. I’m all over anything that involves sriracha. Although I’m not vegan, I’ve been trying to incorporate more meat-less meals in my diet to get more veggies. This definitely sounds like a must-make! Your pictures are gorgeous as well 🙂
I’m so with you on sriracha. I couldn’t live without that stuff! I’m not vegan either but sometimes it feels good to have a meat-free meal. 🙂
I just got a spiraliser (I know – late to the party), and I can’t wait to use it. That cashew ream sounds amazing and even better than it is spicy too.
I was late to the party too … better late than never!
That creamy sauce looks just gorgeous! I just got a spiralizer last week so will definitely be turning back to this for inspiration 🙂
Thanks, Becca! Hooray for spiralizers. 🙂
I love this twist on the ‘zoodles’! In fact my husband will be all over this – he’s always asking me to make more sweet potatoes dishes. And that cilantro cashew cream sauce sounds wonderful! Pinning to make this!
You’re so lucky! Mine eats them but definitely doesn’t love them. It was the reason I was so surprised that he liked this dish so much. 🙂
Thanks for the pin!
I think the noodles sound amazing! My husband mentioned the other day that if I don’t use the spiralizer this Fall then we need to get rid of it. This just went on the “to-make” list!
Ha ha my guy will say things like that to me too! It’s great motivation to use it. 🙂
I need this in my life. Must get a new spiralizer because mine just isn’t going to cut into a sweet potato. And OMG this dish. It’s so genius. Cashews really are the best for creamy sauces, vegan or not.
I so agree with you about cashews and their crazy ability to make the best cream sauces. I use them all the time instead of dairy cream because I like them so much better.
Hi, delicious sweet potato noodles! Unfortunately, I’ve never heard of your existence, and I feel I’m wasting my life so I’ve got to try you, sooner or later (better sooner) 🙂 Indeed, such a fantastic idea, Kristen! I’m intrigued.
I’m so happy that you finally met their acquaintance! You’re totally going to love them. They really are delicious. 🙂
that sauce sounds so flavourful and delicious! i haven’t tried sweet potato noodles yet but i’m sure they will be good with that sauce on top 🙂
Thanks, Mel! They really are delicious. 🙂
Sweet potato noodles do look a bit weird but also tasty. Looks like I need to check out a Spiralizer.
I was super surprised about how much I like veggie noodles. Plus, I feel great about getting so many more veggies in my diet when I eat them. 🙂
Omg! Haha! You have to check out my recipe tomorrow 😉 The sweet potato noodles are back again!
And of course I am all about this sauce! Cashew love <3
Fabulous dish dear!!!
That’s awesome! Great minds think alike!!