Last year we went to a restaurant in Playa Del Carmen called “La Senda“. I had some delicious “cheesy” noodles made out of camote (sweet potatoes). It was very filling and healthy. Lately, I have been craving it. So, I decided to experiment and try to replicate their “cheesy” noodles. It turned out pretty good! Both my daughter and I stuffed our faces! :)
Note: you will need a spiralizer for this one.
Ingredients for “noodles”:
- 2 medium-sized peeled and spiralized raw sweet potatoes
Ingredients for “cheesy” sauce:
- 1 cup of raw cashews
- 2/3 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 6 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
- salt to taste
Directions for sauce: throw all of the sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Note: I added some cilantro from my garden to top it off. You can also use raw basil or just leave it plain.
Benefits of sweet potatoes: vitamin B6, Vitamin C, iron, Vitamin D, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and more.
Benefits of this “cheesy” sauce: 50-60 grams of protein, lots of b12, calcium, and more.