In the 1980s, when I was in New York City at college, I had an engrossing love affair. My amour and comfort in the city? Noodles with peanut sauce!
Chinese takeout was on speed dial back in the day. Restaurant noodles to go and my studies went hand-in-hand.
Low Carb Kelp Noodles with Peanut Sauce
I almost had to give up this culinary romance when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in the 1990s and went on the Gluten Free Diet.
Low and behold, in 2010 I discovered kelp noodles, a truly magical food made of seaweed. From this life changing find, my Low Carb Kelp Noodles with Peanut Sauce recipe was born.
Noodle Recipes Asian
I’m a sucker for noodle recipes that are Asian and am currently developing a Vietnamese Noodles with Sweet Chili sauce recipe –sugar free of course.
That’s the issue with so many Asian noodle recipes, there’s quite a bit of added sugar, which I diligently try to keep out of my Low Carb Diet.
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Peanut Sauce for Noodles
By utilizing my favorite sweetener –stevia, my Low Carb Kelp Noodles with Peanut Sauce recipe is sugar free.
Noodle Recipes Homemade
Delicious and healthy are the best things about my homemade noodle recipes, and the same goes for homemade food in general.
We can control exactly what’s in it, warding off unwanted sweeteners and nasty chemical additives.
Healthy Noodle Recipes Simple
Healthy noodle recipes are easy because all you need are Low Carb Veggie Noodles or Kelp Noodles smothered in healthy sauce.
Still, gluten free sesame noodles will always have my heart! I hope you enjoy this copycat recipe for Chinese food as much as we do!
Low Carb Kelp Noodles with Peanut Sauce
- 1 package kelp noodles
- ¼ cup creamy roasted almond butter or creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 2-3 teaspoons ume plum vinegar
- 3 drops stevia
- Soften noodles using my secret method
- In a small bowl combine almond butter, sesame oil, ume vinegar, and stevia
- Toss noodles with sauce
You’ve come to the right spot if you’re looking for keto healthy noodles! I’m just thrilled about these Low Carb Kelp Noodles with Peanut Sauce.
Please note, though, that if you don’t soak your kelp noodles properly, they will have a seaweed-ish type crunch to them.
If you follow the steps to soften them, this sesame kelp noodles dish will be a special kind of healthy magic.
Dinner Recipes Healthy Easy
Staying on the topic of healthy and easy dinner recipes, here are some of our family favorites.
They all pair perfectly with my amazing Low Carb Kelp Noodles with Peanut Sauce recipe, so half your nutritious meal is already taken care of.
Speaking of healthy recipes, did you know kelp is high in antioxidants and fights free radicals?
Chicken Recipe for Dinner
Below are an array of dinner ideas to accompany my Low Carb Kelp Noodles with Peanut Sauce. We’ll start with my healthy chicken dinner recipes, then on to fish, and finish strong with vegetarian accompaniments.
Noodle Recipes with Chicken
The Asian Stir Fry with Chicken recipe from my book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, served over Sesame Kelp Noodles, is a total palate pleaser.
Full of nutritious fresh vegetables, this is one of our family’s favorite easy, healthy dinners.
Chicken Recipe on Grill
My Spicy Chicken with Grilled Lime is created with tender bone-in chicken marinated in lime juice, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. The citrus and smokey flavors pair perfectly.
We love this chicken recipe, straight from the grill too, yes, you guessed it — over Low Carb Kelp Noodles with Peanut Sauce.
Recipe with Leftover Chicken Breast
If you’re looking for a cold noodle dish on a hot summer day, serve Low Carb Kelp Noodles with Peanut Sauce over leftover chicken breast recipes such as:
Side Dish for Salmon
I love salmon, it’s one of my favorite superfoods.
My sesame noodles are a fabulous side dish for seafood –try them with Salmon Wasabi Burgers or Keto Chipotle Lime Salmon for a refreshingly light yet satisfying dinner.
Noodle Recipes Vegetarian
Good noodle recipes that are both gluten free and vegetarian are not that easy to find.
If you can eat soy, this Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowl from the gorgeous website, This Savory Vegan, would be AMAZING over my Sesame Kelp Noodles recipe. Just be sure to use gluten free hoisin sauce if you make this heavenly combo.
Healthy need not stop at condiments. Calcium-rich sesame seeds are the star of this family favorite. As you can see from the photo above, my Gomasio recipe is easy enough to have your kids put on a chef’s hat.
I started making Gomasio for the boys when they were toddlers, and they soon took over the job for me, standing at the stove, stirring in their striped pajamas.
We sprinkle Gomasio on everything from kale, to noodle recipes that are Asian, and anything that deserves a little healthy crunch!
Healthy Sesame Noodles Recipe
So, now that I’ve shared the healthy sesame noodles recipe you’ve all been waiting for, you no longer need wonder, are cold sesame noodles healthy, because all of my recipes are nutritious, carb-conscious, and delicious enough to become perpetual family favorites.
Noodle Zucchini Recipes
If you’d like additional choices for healthy noodle dishes and want to learn how to make low carb noodles, check out my recipe for Zoodles, as well as how to use veggies for any Low Carb Noodles Recipe.
Recipes with Kelp Noodles
Finally, if you’re looking for other serving ideas for kelp noodles, try them smothered in homemade marinara sauce or Grandma’s bolognese for a classic Italian meal.
I haven’t tried using kelp noodles for Italian-style recipes yet, only Asian. If you have, please leave a comment and let me know, it might spark my imagination!
This recipe for Low Carb Kelp Noodles with Peanut Sauce is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared it in 2012.
Chris David says
Really delicious recipe. I love it yummy!!! It’s really awesome
I just tried this, including your secret technique for rinsing, for the last package of kelp noodles that someone gave me (her daughter didn’t like them). What an awesome recreation of one of my favorite Chinese takeout dishes from when I lived in Brooklyn!
I did have to substitute a couple things (had barely over a tsp left of toasted sesame oil left and I used a nice fig balsamic in place of the plum vinegar) and my kelp noodles are the angel hair kind so they clump together more than a thicker noodle would. I also added a tsp of chili garlic sauce since the version I used to get was spicy. I’m so glad I get 2 servings out of this!
Also, I sent this recipe to the coworker who gave me the noodles to see if her daughter might like them better using your prep technique. Either way I’ll definitely be making this again.
Lorien, that’s exactly what I was going for with this recipe –Chinese take out! I’m so glad this was awesome :-)
This recipe looks delicious. Is it possible to use tahini instead of almond butter?
Dasha, I haven’t tried that so not sure, but I think it might work!
This was the first time using kelp noodles and I was a little skeptical. Using your soaking method I made the most delicious shellfish Fra Diavolo over noodles that had the consistency of a perfect al dente pasta! Thank you for the slurping goodness!!
Emily, you’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed the kelp noodles :-)
I’m very glad I found your site. My adult son contracted lyme disease and is having a difficult time keeping up with his diet along with his work schedule. He is on a no sugar, no gluten, no grain diet. Can you suggest some meals for breakfast lunch and dinner that cover all three? And, are there any meal delivery services that specialize in meals for these kind of patients? Thank you.
Gayle, thanks for your comment! Here’s a link to my Keto Diet Recipes page for you:
All of the recipes on it are gluten-free, grain-free, and do not contain sweeteners, even fruit!
This recipe is awesome — thank you!
I have had my umeboshi plum vinegar for years, and I am always looking for ways to use it.
Chelsea, you’re welcome! Thanks for letting me know this recipe is awesome :-)
Katie Swaim says
Ommgraciouss i made this for lunch and added lime and cilantro. This is the best kelp noodle recipe I’ve made so far. It was an experience. Thank you!!!
Katie, thanks for letting me know this is the best kelp noodle recipe you’ve made so far :-)
I just made these noodles, added some sauteed bok choy, and called it dinner. Wow, this so good. Thank you so much for sharing such excellent recipes, especially this one!
Sarah, you’re welcome! I’m so happy that you enjoyed this dish and that it was a “wow.” :-)
Amy Jean says
I made these weeks ago, when I made your Asian Stir Fry! It was delicious! I do have a question: I am making another Stir Fry tonight, & I placed the unused ones in the frig in water. Now I’m ready again to make a Stir Fry again, but wanted to check, if it is ok to use the ones in water that I used several weeks ago or longer. The instructions only mentioned to place the unused ones in water not how long you can. BTW I decided to use the 8 eggs in the Keto bread & not try yet 4 eggs/4 eggs of whites. I felt its best to go by the recipe, at least to begin with & I do agree with you, after all the testings you have done to keep to the recipe. The bread turned out great! Thanks again for responding so quickly. It’s really nice to have someone as yourself be a helpful guide to all your fine recipes. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Amy, thanks so much for your comment! I keep my kelp noodles in the fridge for around a week after I open the package. I’m so glad that you let me know that the Keto Bread turned out great. Please keep me posted as you try my other recipes, I’m so happy to meet you here :-)
Tasty recipe. Thank you!
Beth, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe!