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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Vegetable Noodles (Paleo | Whole30)

This easy vegetable noodles recipe from The Whole Smiths is brought to you in partnership with Mann’s Fresh Vegetables. This nutrient-dense low-carb noodle dish is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole30 approved and paleo. Not to mention, delicious!

close-up of a bowl of Easy Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Vegetable Noodles

This easy vegetable noodles recipe with creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce is a healthy low carb twist on a classic Italian Pasta dish!

How on earth did we eat our veggies before we started spiralizing them? Oh, yeah… in a can!

Or in fairness, we steamed them to death.

Thankfully times have changed and we’ve figured out lots of tasty new ways to get our veggies in. Vegetable noodles being one of them.

As evidenced by my Pesto + Chicken Zoodles, Pork Fried Cauliflower Rice and the Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo (from The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook, you can get yours HERE) recipes, you know I’m a fan of using nutrient dense vegetables in place of grains.

But I have to confess, I’m not always a fan of “zoodle-ing” them myself, particularly on a busy weeknight. Thankfully, that’s where Mann’s Fresh Vegetables comes to the rescue.

a bowl of easy Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato zoodles next to a bag or spiralized veggie noodles

Which vegetables can be spiralized?

So, which vegetables can be spiralized? As a rule, all veggies that are:

  • not hollow, seeded or have a tough core.
  • at least 1.5″ in diameter for best experience.
  • a minimum of 2″ long for best experience.
  • firm, with a solid flesh (no squishy, juicy fruits or veggies.)

For vegetable noodles recipes that are tossed with a creamy sauce like this one, I like to use:

  • Zucchini
  • Kohlrabi
  • Sweet Potato
  • Squash
  • Potato
  • Turnip
  • Parsnips

For cooking times of each vegetable, use this guide.

Pressed for time? Use pre-spiralized vegetable noodles!

I love the variety of already prepared vegetables that Mann’s offers at grocery stores nationwide. You know I am a fan of making things easier in the kitchen and they do just that.

Currently, my favorite veggie of theirs is the Kohlrabi Linguine. In fact, I’m going to go out on a ledge and say that by this time next year kohlrabi noodles will be everyone’s favorite.

If I’m being super honest, I haven’t had a lot of kohlrabi in the past. It’s a mild tasting vegetable with a light texture, which makes it the perfect vegetable to replace any pasta.

What I’m loving the most about the Kohlrabi Linguine is how well it holds up as a pasta. As you may know, vegetable noodles can often get a little soggy if you don’t prepare them properly.

Add a sauce on top of that and you’re liable to get a mushy pile of pseudo pasta. But not with these kohlrabi noodles! They hold their shape, texture, and consistency perfectly against any sauce.

close-up of a bowl of Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Vegetable Noodles made from kohlrabi

Making it even easier, all you need to do is microwave them in their own bag to cook them. From there you add the sauce, toss and presto… your “pasta” is ready.

I really wanted to create a recipe for these tasty vegetable noodles that had a creamy flavorful sauce that packed a punch. Enter the sun-dried tomatoes.

Tips for making this vegetable noodles recipe:

  • When searching for your sun-dried tomatoes make sure to read the labels. Often times you can find less than desirable additives in them and that’s a no-no.I typically use the organic tomatoes from the Whole Foods 365 label. In fact, those ones are so clean they’re Whole30 compliant. So if you are looking to make this Whole30 keep that in mind.
  • A trick that I use when making a dairy-free cream sauce that I am planning to add to a vegetable noodle is that I like to make it a bit on the thicker side. The reason being is that a vegetable noodle is going to release a bit of its natural liquid into the sauce and will loosen it up a bit while you are tossing it into the warm sauce.
  • Feel free to add your favorite protein like chicken or shrimp to this for a complete meal.

a fork loaded with Whole30 Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Vegetable Noodles

Truly, this vegetable noodles recipe has grown to be one of my new favorites! Whether it’s the flavor of the creamy sun-dried tomato sauce, my new favorite veggie or because it’s just so darn easy to make, I’m not sure.

But one thing I do know is that you’ll love these kohlrabi vegetable noodles just as much as we do.

a bowl of Whole30 Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato vegetable noodles next to a bag of kohlrabi linguine

Make sure to use the veggie finder over at Mann’s Fresh Vegetables to see where you can find these kohlrabi zoodles for making this vegetable noodles recipe at home.

This Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Noodle recipe from The Whole Smiths uses kohlrabi noodles and will knock your socks off! It's paleo, Whole30 and dairy-free.
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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Zoodles

This easy vegetable noodles recipe from The Whole Smiths is a nutrient-dense low-carb noodle dish that is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole30 approved and paleo. Not to mention, delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Side
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
Keyword: kohlrabi noodles recipe, vegetable noodles recipe, whole30 vegetable noodles recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Whole Smiths

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked in 1 up of hot water for 1 hour and drained)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil

Instructions

  • Add the drained cashews to a high powered blender along with the garlic, almond milk, water and salt. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until the cashew cream has a smooth consistency. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and pulse until they are broken down and combined. You don't need to blend them until they are smooth.
  • Prepare your kohlrabi fettuccine noodles per the direction on the bag. Or optionally, add 1/2 tablespoon to a large pan and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add the kohlrabi to the pan and cook until they are heated through. 2-4 minutes.
  • Add the cooked kohlrabi noodles to a large bowl and add the cashew cream sauce and 1/2 of the basil and toss to combine.
  • To serve sprinkle a bit of the remaining basil over top of the dish.

Notes

  • When searching for your sun-dried tomatoes make sure to read the labels. Often times you can find less than desirable additives in them and that's a no-no.I typically use the organic tomatoes from the Whole Foods 365 label. In fact, those ones are so clean they're Whole30 compliant. So if you are looking to make this Whole30 keep that in mind.
  • A trick that I use when making a dairy-free cream sauce that I am planning to add to a vegetable noodle is that I like to make it a bit on the thicker side. The reason being is that a vegetable noodle is going to release a bit of its natural liquid into the sauce and will loosen it up a bit while you are tossing it into the warm sauce.
  • Feel free to add your favorite protein like chicken or shrimp to this for a complete meal.

 

8 thoughts on “Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Vegetable Noodles (Paleo | Whole30)

  1. Hi
    This dish tasted delicious. I know the recipe said that the sauce was supposed to be on the thick side, but mine was super thick. Did I do something wrong? Was it really supposed to be 1 cup of cashews and one tablespoon of water?
    Thank you
    Nikki

  2. This recipe is delicious! I did have to add more almond milk to get the cashews to blend in my Ninja. I just kept adding a splash at a time until it blended up to a smooth but thick consistency. Also, it was only 2 servings for my husband and I. I added a chopped chicken breast to it to make it the main course. We will definitely be making this again!

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