Brussel Sprout and Sweet Potato Noodles Bowl
The sauce makes this dish. Any sauce with Asian undertones is typically delicious, and this is no exception. These are super easy to prepare ahead of time for the week, and I add chicken because I'm not trying to not eat meat, ya know? So add chicken if you want! All the cool kids are doing it. Oh, and you can buy pomegranate arils at Trader Joe's which makes that whole thing real easy. Oh! And! If you haven't bought a spiralizer yet, what are you doing? That's how you can turn veggies into veggie noodles and cry as you pretend they're real pasta.
Brussel Sprout and Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl by Inspiralized
Yields 2 servings (I double the recipe)
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled, Blade D, noodles trimmed
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup sliced brussels sprouts
- 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
- 1 tablespoon sliced blanched almonds
- For the vinaigrette:
- 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- pepper, to taste
- Place a large skillet over medium heat and add in 1 tablespoon of the oil. Once the oil heats, add in the sweet potato noodles, season with salt and pepper and let cook, tossing occasionally, for 7 minutes or until cooked through and al dente. Divide the sweet potato noodles into two bowls and tent with foil to keep warm.
- While the sweet potato noodles cook, place all of the ingredients for the dressing into a small bowl and whisk thoroughly. Set aside.
- Place the remaining oil into the skillet and place back over medium heat. Add in the brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until sprouts are bright green and start to char. Add in the almonds and let cook another 1 minute to lightly toast.
- Transfer the cooked brussels to the bowls with the sweet potato noodles, add in the pomegranates, and drizzle with dressing.