Dishing Up the Dirt

sweet potato noodles with almond-miso sauce

We are fueling up on the last of our sweet potatoes before we dive head first into spring.

Tomorrow is a big day for me, Taylor and Tumbleweed Farm. We begin seeding our spring onions in the greenhouse.  Just like that, our winter vacation is over!

To prepare for the beginning of our 2014 farm season I decided to fuel us up on these awesome sweet potato noodle bowls.

Sweet potato noodles may just be the best thing since sliced bread. I just purchased a new and improved spiral cutter (only 30 bucks and worth every penny!) I usually don’t like to make things on the blog that require special equipment, however, when we eat something on a regular basis I don’t want to keep it a secret. These noodles have become a staple weeknight meal and are a cinch to whip up. If you have an extra 30 bucks lying around I suggest ordering a spiral cutter. You can use it for carrot noodles, zucchini noodles, apple noodles, cabbage noodles….you get the idea! The almond-miso sauce is so stinking good you could eat it with a spoon. You can also substitute rice noodles if you don’t want to go the extra mile with the spiral cutter and this recipe will still be awesome! The best part is that it only takes 15 minutes from start to finish with no cooking required. No complaints here.

We enjoyed these noodle bowls with a glass or red wine and our favorite pandora station playing in the background. Food like this makes me realize we never need to go out to dinner again. Grab a fork!

Sweet Potato Noodles With Almond-Miso Sauce

Prep Time: 15 mins.    Cook Time: 0 mins.    Serves: 2 large servings

  • 1 large sweet potato, julienned or spiraled
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cooked edamame
  • 1/2 of a large avocado, diced
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup cilantro, minced
For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup white miso
  • 1/4 cup water (or more to thin as needed)
  • 1 TBS pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 TBS fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp low sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Toss the sweet potato noodles with all the other veggies in a large bowl.
  2. Prepare your dressing by combing all the ingredients and whisking until smooth and creamy. Add more water as necessary. (This works best with an immersion blender)
  3. Enjoy!


Use this recipe as a guide. Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.

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16 thoughts on “sweet potato noodles with almond-miso sauce

  1. cheri says:

    Hi Andrea, very creative, we eat sweet potatoes all the time, but never raw. Will be trying this soon.

  2. Andrea says:

    Cheri, they taste wonderful raw!!!

  3. Yum! You should share a post on how you store your winter produce. How do you keep your homegrown cabbage and sweet potatoes fresh?

    Our winter break just ended too. I started pepper and tomato seeds last week. I’m not sure what this crazy weather is going to do to our growing season. They say we can put stuff in the ground in April-early May, but I just don’t believe them this year!

  4. Okay, now I absolutely have to go buy a spiral cutter! I’ve seen all sorts of veggies made in to pasta with those but this is the first time I’ve seen sweet potato noodles. My imagination is running wild with all of the delicious possibilities. I’d say the almond-miso sauce is a perfect place to start!

  5. Julia says:

    And so begins all the seeding work! Love reading these pre-farming season posts and can’t wait to see what you guys are planting! I’ve been wanting a spiral cutter for about 50 billion years to make zucchini noodles and didn’t even realize you could make sweet potato noodles! I’m going to purchase the crap out of that spiral cutter!!

  6. Totally just added that spiralizer to my wedding registry 🙂 I am so curious to try sweet potato noodles! Put that sauce on anything and I’d be happy… I’ll be trying this soon!

  7. Margie says:

    I love your site and recipes so much; the quick prep times and the focus on delicious veggies are a great combination. I’m a teacher, and staggering home at the end of the day, it can be easy to eat badly. Thank you for your inspiration. Any recommendation for (or a picture of) the spiral cutter? The array of available types is a little daunting.

    1. Andrea says:

      Hi Margie,
      Thank you for your lovely comment. My mom just retired from being a 1st grade teacher of 35 years. I know how long and hard the days can be (teachers are my heroes!!!!) It makes me so happy that you are enjoying my recipes! The spiral cutter I have is this one We use it all of the time. Honestly, I am not a huge fan of extra “clutter” in the kitchen. However, this little gadget has served us well. It takes up no space at all and is reasonably priced. You can make “noodles”out of any fruit or veggie you’d like. Let me know if you purchase this and we can share more recipes!

  8. Woah, interesting. So you don’t cook the “noodles”? I have no doubt that almond miso dressing is amazing! Nut sauces are my fav.

    1. Andrea says:

      Grace, the noodles are raw. Honestly, I think raw sweet potatoes are better than cooked. Give this a whirl and let me know what you think. Taylor (who is a meat and potatoes kind of guy) loved this meal!!! I always count it a success if he gives it two thumbs up!!!

  9. Margie says:

    Thanks for the sweet comment on teachers and the spiral cutter tip. I’m ordering it tonight and will let you know how it goes. All good wishes as your planting season begins!

  10. Francesca says:

    I am pretty amazed at this spiral cutter! And my birthday is just around the corner.. hmm!

  11. Michelle says:

    This dressing is AMAZING!!! My husband and I are addicted and have been blending up batches of it like crazy. Thank you!!! I love your blog and always look forward to new posts. XO

  12. Josie says:

    I love your post…We have the same taste. I love to buy kitchen tools like your Spiralizer. How much is this? And how about the quality?I want to buy soon.

    1. Andrea says:

      The spiralizer is one of my favorite kitchen tools! It was 35 dollars and worth every penny. It’s not top of the line or anything but it gets the job done! I highly recommend getting one!

  13. Sue says:

    Thanks for the spiral cutter link. I went straight to it and ordered it though one click. I usually research things to death and it was refreshing to not have to do that. I can’t wait for the spiral thing to get here, tho. I have to try this tonight!!!! I’ll julienne the sweet potato this time.

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