Vegan Quinoa Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe

By Cynthia Thaik, M.D.

Vegan Quinoa Noodle Stir-Fry

By Brenda Morales

Quick & easy-cooking quinoa noodles are gluten-free and a good source of plant-based protein.

Serves 2

Ready in about 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 stalk broccoli, cut into small florets, stems thinly sliced
  • ½ dozen mushrooms, stems removed and sliced into quarters
  • 2 red peppers, cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup of thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • Large handful of spinach
  • 3 ounces quinoa noodles  – I used Ancient Harvest Supergrain Pasta® Linguine
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2-3 tablespoons of low sodium organic Tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons of tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sea Salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Do not overcook as the pasta tends to fall apart easily. Drain and rinse well under cold water to prevent sticking and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet heat coconut oil and add carrots and sliced broccoli. Let veggies cook on the hot pan for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add sliced mushrooms, chopped red peppers, thinly sliced red cabbage threads, and 1 tablespoon tamari sauce into the frying pan to cook with the carrots and broccoli.
  4. Now place the noodles on top of the vegetables and allow cooking. Set the kale on top of the noodles add water and remaining tamari sauce, cook about 3 minutes until kale is nearly tender
  5. Once the noodles are nearly cooked, add spinach into the stir fry along with the tahini, lemon juice, and sea salt. Cook for about 1 minute, tossing together, until the noodles are warmed through.
  6. Serve and Enjoy! (Optional: Top with fresh diced green onion or scallions for garnish)

Quick Note: Are you watching your carbohydrate intake? Simply cut half of the amount of noodles and increase the veggies in this dish to keep you full. 

About the author

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, M.D. is a Harvard-trained cardiologist serving the greater Los Angeles community at her holistic health center in Burbank and Valencia, CA. Dr. Thaik is the author of Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength, and Spirit from the Body’s Core. To learn more about Dr. Thaik or the Holistic Healing Heart Center, or to schedule an appointment, please contact info@drcynthia.com or call (818) 842-1410.