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Sweet Potato Noodles with Vegetables (inspired by Japchae)

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Ready In: 35 minutes
Serves: 6
Dairy-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarian
This pretty dish holds well for picnics, potlucks and healthy packed lunches.

What you'll need

Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
Spatula or spoon
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Medium pot
Wok or large saute pan


Serves 6
6 ounces Dried Sweet Potato Noodles or 6 ounces Spaghetti whole wheat, thin
2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
4 cups Napa Cabbage sliced thinly
1 Carrot large, cut into matchsticks
1 Red Bell Pepper sliced thinly
8 Shiitake Mushrooms sliced thinly
10 ounces Spinach Leaves
3 Green Onions cut into 2-inch lengths
4 cloves Garlic minced
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Honey
2 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Seeds
of Black Pepper Freshly ground


1.Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Break or cut noodles into 6-inch lengths. Cook according to package directions, be careful not to overcook. Strain in a colander. Toss with sesame oil and set aside.
2.Heat the same pot over high heat. Add oil, carrots, and napa cabbage. Stir and cook until slightly soft, about 3 minutes.
3.Add bell pepper and mushrooms. Cook, stirring a few times, until wilted. Add spinach, green onions, and garlic. Stir carefully. Cook just until spinach wilts.
4.Reduce heat to low, and add the cooked noodles. Let the noodles soak up some of the moisture from the vegetables. Then, drizzle in soy sauce and honey. Sprinkle in sesame seeds and black pepper. Mix gently to combine vegetables and noodles well. Garnish with sesame seeds just before serving.

Chef's Tips

  • To use dried shiitake mushrooms, soak them in hot water for 1-2 hours. Drain, remove stems and slice thinly.
  • You can also substitute with another mushroom type, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.33 cup

Serving Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.2 g11%
Saturated Fat 1.5 g8%
Sodium 397 mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 4 g1%
Dietary Fiber <1 g3%
Protein 24 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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