Looking for a different spin on weekly pasta night? Try this Paleo Sesame Pasta dish! With spiraled sweet potato and a dreamy sauce, this Paleo Sesame Pasta dish is the perfect meatless meal that is naturally gluten-free.
I told you guys the spiralizer recipes were coming 😉
In all seriousness though I have been swamped with work lately [thanks to that new project of mine!] and this dish is prepped and ready to go in less than 20 minutes, making it quite literally a life saving recipe. It also involves no oven and only a minimal amount of stove time, which is a serious win in this 100 degree weather.
The truth about this recipe is is that I actually first created it waaaaay back in March when Bestie was here. I know….oops. Yet another recipe that slipped through the cracks for a while. Sorry guys! I have a planner and a zillion notebooks, you’d think I would be able to be more organized than that, huh?
Anyway, this paleo sesame pasta was a dish that I made for Bestie and I one night for dinner. Either I underestimated our love for sweet potatoes and nut butters or I underestimated the powers of good flavor combinations because both of us were blown away by how delicious this pasta dish was. I mean we both inhaled our portions in .5 seconds flat, then looked up at each other like, “holy crap that was amazing.”
And then she left and I forgot all about the recipe.
Thankfully I was doing a little reminiscing last week and stumbled upon my chicken scratch writing of the recipe. Reunited at last! I just so happened to have all of the ingredients on hand as well, so I whipped myself up a batch and then proceeded to inhale almost the entire dish in one day. Not even sorry about it. It’s seriously that good.
It’s also ridiculously easy to make.
The sauce comes together quickly with a whisk and the sweet potatoes are spiralized in under 5 minutes. After that it only takes 10 minutes to soften the sweet potato noodles in a pan, drizzle on the sauce, and sprinkle with green onions.
When I made this paleo sesame pasta for Bestie I actually added chicken as well, but I have been enjoying this pasta sans any meat for lunches and it has been perfect. Though BBQ chicken would be fantastic in this dish I bet. Yum.
Oh an the best part? You can totally sub the taters out for real pasta [or zoodles!].
Now of course that will negate the paleo aspect of this dish, but I could drizzle this sesame sauce on pretty much anything and everything. In fact, I had some extra from this photoshoot and I drizzled it over some steamed broccoli for a little sesame broccoli action. It was amazing.
Funnily enough I had never even tried sesame oil before this dish. I’m mainly an olive oil kinda girl and sesame oil always seemed like one of those unnecessary oils that wasn’t really worth the cost. Boy was I wrong! Consider me a sesame oil fan thanks to this dish 😉
- 2 sweet potatoes, spiralized
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 green onion, minced
- pinch sea salt
- sesame seeds
- Place the spiralized sweet potatoes into a skillet over medium heat. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- In bowl, whisk together the tahini, almond butter, maple syrup, sesame oil, tamari, olive oil and sea salt.
- Once potatoes are tender, pour dressing over them and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds and green onion over the noodles.
- You can use all tahini or all almond butter. I like the combo of the two.
- You can also use peanut butter in place of the tahini and almond butter, but the dish would no longer be paleo.
Linking up today for Gluten-Free Friday!
What is your favorite oil to use in a dressing or sauce?