Chickpea noodles with low-carb, gluten-free sesame dressing

Another variation of Japanese cold noodle Hiyashi Chuka (cold sesame noodle), this recipe uses chickpea noodles and low-carb, gluten-free, and freshly-made sesame dressing to create a simple, nutritious, and delicious dish.

Why Chickpea Noodles

Instead of traditional wheat based noodles, chickpea noodles are gluten-free and provide higher amounts of protein, fiber, iron, and potassium than traditional wheat noodles. Chickpea is also a rich source of phytoestrogens, which help balance hormones and protect our bones and heart. Pair up with a low-carb, gluten-free dressing made of freshly toasted and ground sesame seeds to increase nutritional density.

Serving size: 4

Ingredients for Chickpea Sesame Noodles

  • Ground sesame seeds, 6 Tablespoon
  • Gluten-free tamari sauce, 6 Tablespoon
  • Rice vinegar, 4-6 Tablespoon depending on your preference
  • Low-carb sweetener, 4-6 Tablespoon depending on your preference
  • Sesame oil, 4 Tablespoon
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined, 300 gram
  • Eggs, large, 2
  • Sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chickpea noodles, 300 gram
  • Tomato, 1 large
  • Cucumber, 1 large

Instructions for Chickpea Noodles and Sesame Dressing

  1. Toast sesame seeds in a frying pan until sesame seeds turn light brown. Grind them and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix tamari sauce, rice vinegar, sweetener, and sesame oil. Add ground sesame seeds to the mix to make a sesame dressing. Start with 4T of rice vinegar and 4T of sweetener and adjust according to your taste. Set aside.
  3. Peel and devein shrimps. Add them to a boiling water and cook about 2 minutes until they turn pink. Drain and transfer them to a bowl of cold water. Set aside.
  4. Beat eggs. Pan fry eggs on both sides. Salt to taste.
  5. Bring a pot of water to a boil and sprinkle sea salt. Add chickpea noodles and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Drain and set aside.
  6. Prepare toppings by chopping a tomato and slicing a cucumber and pan fried eggs.
  7. Put noodles and toppings together. Sprinkle sesame dressing before serving.

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