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Chinese Five Spice Sautéed Noodles

Add these to-die-for sautéed noodles to your basic chopped red leaf lettuce and you've got a bomb-ass healthy vegan dinner for the whole family! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 bunches of gf Lotus foods millet rice noodles you can get these at Costco as well - note: do not use regular spaghetti noodles - see below
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce chopped
  • 2 tablespoon vegan mayo
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • ⅓ - ½ cups garbanzo beans just rinsed, no cooking needed
  • 1 ½ - 2 teaspoon butter or oil I used Miyokos Butter
  • 5-6 cloves raw garlic pressed or minced
  • ¼ cup chopped white onion
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon Thai roasted chili paste this stuff is amazing
  • garnish: toasted sesame seeds and/or fresh chopped herbs

Instructions
 

  • Boil the Lotus Foods noodles for 3-4 minutes according to package.
  • While it's boiling, chop the red leaf lettuce and set it in a bowl. Add the garbanzo beans, mayo and lemon. Mix well with your hands or utensils of choice. Set aside.
  • Warm the butter or oil in a pan with minced raw garlic and chopped onion for about 2 minutes until onion is translucent.
  • Add the boiled noodles and toss. Cook for about 1 minute and then add the rest of the spices (agave, tamari, onion powder, chili flakes and chili paste).
  • Toss and cook for about 3-4 minutes until noodles are dry in texture and cooked well. (see photos).
  • Serve with the greens and topped with toasted sesame seeds or fresh herbs.
  • NOTE: do not use regular spaghetti noodles. You must use the chow mien style noodle. Or pad thai style. They are totally different in texture and will yield much better results.

Notes

Do not use regular spaghetti noodles. You must use the chow mien style noodle. Or pad thai style. They are totally different in texture and will yield much better results.