Easy Almond Butter Vegetable Stir-Fry
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian-Inspired
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Serves: 2 servings**
 
An easy vegetable stir-fry made with a four-ingrdient almond butter sesame sauce makes a delicious meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Try it with rice noodles, extra veggies, or topped with a crispy fried egg!
Ingredients
4 Ingredient Almond Butter Sauce
  • 2 T almond butter
  • 2 T coconut aminos
  • 2 t sesame oil
  • 1 T sesame seeds
Stir Fry
  • 1 c broccoli stalk and florets, diced
  • 1-2 carrots, sliced or minced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • ¼" fresh ginger, minced
  • ¼ t crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Drizzle olive or avocado oil
  • 8 oz. rice noodles*, cooked according to package directions
  • Fresh cilantro or flat leaf parsley, and extra sesame seeds to garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat a medium skillet on medium-high heat and add the drizzle of oil. Add the broccoli, carrots, ginger, green onion, and/or other vegetables. Cook until tender, 5-7 minutes (less if using pre-cooked vegetables). Add the crushed red pepper flakes if using, and stir.
  2. While the vegetables cook, prepare the sauce by mixing all ingredients in a small bowl. If you keep your almond butter in the fridge (I do), be sure to heat it for about 20 seconds in the microwave or leave it out to get to room temperature first, this will allow your sauce to mix better.
  3. When the vegetables have cooked, turn the heat down to low, then add your noodles (and any proteins you might be adding), and toss together.
  4. Add the sauce to the skillet and toss well to ensure everything is evenly coated by the sauce. Serve topped with fresh cilantro or parsley, and extra sesame seeds.
Notes
*I like Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles that I find in the refrigerated section of Whole Foods, and Annie Chun's Pad Thai Brown Rice Noodles that I find at my local grocer or order from Thrive Market (Thrivemarket.com)
**This recipe serves two but works just as well cut in half to serve one person. I have made it many times for just myself! I would imagine it easily doubles as well.
Recipe by The Mexitalian at http://themexitalian.com/easy-almond-butter-stir-fry/