Two Reasons Why This Kelp Noodle Recipe Will Make You Smile

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Here is a delicious kelp noodle recipe that is gluten and grain free! These satisfy all pasta cravings and are perfect for your 21-Day Clean Cleanse. Kelp gives our bodies many benefits such as thyroid regulation and healthy skin. Enjoy endless topping and sauce possibilities. We hope you have a blast experimenting with what’s local, in season, or whatever your taste buds desire.


Kelp Noodle Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large summer squash, cut into ¼ rounds

2 handfuls mushrooms (any kind, white, crimini, shiitake, etc.)

4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced

2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil (or any herbs you have on hand)

1 bulb of fennel, green ends discarded and the white bulb sliced

¼ cup pine nuts

1 package kelp noodles

Directions

  1. Remove the kelp noodles from the package and rinse well under cold water. Drain and set aside.


2. Slice all vegetables.

3. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, and when it’s warm, add the sliced garlic.

 

4. Cook until the garlic becomes slightly browned and fragrant, then toss in the sliced squash, mushrooms and fennel. Continuously shake the pan, or keep stirring with a wooden spoon, to prevent the garlic from burning.

5. Add the kelp noodles and stir for a few more minutes, using a pair of tongs to toss all the ingredients together.

6. Add the basil, letting it wilt, which should be just about when the noodles are perfectly warm.

7. Remove from heat and season to taste with sea salt. Garnish with any additional fresh herbs and pine nuts.


8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe: Frank Giglio
Photos: Jenny Nelson