I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am about the arrival of spring! I am sure many of you feel the same way after this unusually harsh and long winter. Let’s kick spring into high gear with this Spring Roll Spaghetti Bowl with Grain Free Option!
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Isn’t This Just So Pretty!?
Just as healthy as it is beautiful, this pasta dish is loaded with veggies, greens and fresh herbs! To put this pasta salad over the top we drizzle it with a delicious sweet and spicy asian almond butter dressing made with hints of ginger and sriracha!
The Pasta Choices: Including a Delicious Grain Free Option!
When it comes to pasta, to each their own. You can use your favorite traditional spaghetti, or gluten free spaghetti, or if you live completely grain free you can use Cali’flour Foods pasta! I love introducing you to interesting new healthier pasta options and Cali’flour Foods has come up with a winner! This pasta is made with only two ingredients: cauliflower and lentils for a firm, al dente, grain free pasta that tastes great and has fabulous texture. I also love Cali’flour foods pizza crusts. And now they make mini flat breads too!
The Perfect Vegetarian Bowl Recipe or BBQ Side Dish!
This recipe makes the perfect meatless Monday vegetarian dinner or beautiful side dish to any protein. It also makes a beautiful presentation on any BBQ or picnic table. Of course, you could just toss in some warm rotisserie chicken or grilled shrimp! Whatever floats your bloat.
The Recipe: Spring Roll Spaghetti Bowl (Grain Free Option!)
Tips and what you need: for best results cook pasta to package instructions. You will need a stock pot, and a colander.
A fresh and fabulous take on spaghetti! If you wish to add protein to this meal, grilled shrimp, rotisserie chicken, or thinly sliced steak all work well!
- 8 ounces spaghetti
- 1 cup carrots, peeled and cut into "matchsticks"
- 1 cup cucumbers (peel if desired, cut in half lengthwise, scrape out seeds, then cut into half moons)
- 4 green onions (scallions) sliced thinly on the diagonal
- 1 shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup each loosely packed cilantro, mint leaves and basil leaves (roughly chopped if desired)
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened almond butter
- 3 tablespoons avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sriracha
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger (or 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger)
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 1 large handful mixed baby greens
- optional garnishes: sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, or peanuts
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. While waiting for water and pasta to cook, prep veggies and herbs and place them in a large bowl
Whisk together almond butter, oil, honey, lime, sriracha, salt, ginger and garlic. Mix until well blended, set aside
When pasta is cooked, strain in a colander, do not rinse. Place the noodles in bowl and toss with carrots, cucumbers, scallions, shallot, herb leaves and half the dressing. Serve in bowls over mixed greens, with additional dressing to taste. Garnish with additional options if desired. Serve!
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Wow! This looks delicious! Perfect for spring. I’ve never thought of doing a spaghetti bowl. We do rice bowls and my kids love them. Maybe I’ll have to try a spaghetti bowl soon. Neat idea.
Cauliflower pasta??? For real??? I am SOOO hoping my pasta-addicted family will go for this!! Can’t wait to try it, and as a devoted fan of spring rolls, I am dying to try this recipe. YUM!
Ye and it’s good! Really good!
Ohh I LOVE this idea Linda! Make this during our Spring Break week for an easy lunch! Thanks!
This looks delicious! I think we will try it this week!
Such an amazing idea! I love this. So refreshing and delicious, especially with the weather warming up!
What a dream combo of flavors…my mouth was having a little party tonight, yum!!
a spring roll in a bowl??? GENIUS!!! I never would have thought to do it with pasta, either!!
What a WONDERFUL idea to make a spring roll salad, brilliant! And yes, so spring, so special, love the herbs and dressing! (The PNW spring I think will be quite a beautiful welcome for you. I’m SO glad spring is here too.)
Spring is NOT here.. in southern Ontario.. but we remain optomistic!!
Regardless.. this looks SO good. I am now on the hunt for the cauliflower pasta!! Thanks!
Yeah,,,it’s not quite here in Utah either:)
I don’t think my family has ever met a pasta dish they didn’t like. I can’t wait to try this one on them!
This is gorgeous! What a delicious healthy meal!
Gorgeous meal. We made it with rice noodles and all the herbs and the dressing went so well together. Perfect for the warmer months 🙂
Yes! This is such a great explosion of spring flavors and freshness, and the sauce is a great idea to make it more rich and filling.
Love all the ingredients in here. It’s spring on a plate – or in a bowl!
Oh my, this is so gorgeous and I’m so excited to try out the grain free pasta too!
This looks soooo good and flavourful!
The photo is beautiful! I liked the concept, but the spicy almond butter dressing sold me. So perfect for a light meal!
This Thai flavor bowl with veggie noodles is full of flavor and simple to make!
First – I cannot get enough of bowls like this. I love raw veggies in a salad!
Second – this dressing sounds awesome! I love almond butter in my dressings!
I do too! Such a great ingredient!
I love this idea! So many healthy and delicious ingredients, and that dressing sounds so good!