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Spicy Vegetable Noodles

with Pineapple and Peanuts
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Spicy Vegetable Noodles

Spicy Vegetable Noodles - Asian food at its best: with fruity notes and a crisp bite

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Health Score:
9,0 / 10
40 min.

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Nutritional values

The food is bursting with carotenoids - almost 200 percent of the daily requirement! The best known is beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, which colours carrots orange; in green vegetables (here leek and celery) they have other names. What they all have in common is their antioxidant effect: they protect skin and tissue and strengthen the immune system.

You can also use (unsweetened) pineapple pieces from the tin and leave out the oil from roasted sesame seeds if you don't want to buy extra; then season with soy sauce.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie310 kcal(15 %)
Protein8 g(8 %)
Fat10 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates44 g(29 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage10 g(33 %)
Vitamin A1.4 mg(175 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.8 mg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin4.4 mg(37 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate53 μg(18 %)
Pantothenic acid1 mg(17 %)
Biotin9.1 μg(20 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C36 mg(38 %)
Potassium743 mg(19 %)
Calcium198 mg(20 %)
Magnesium81 mg(27 %)
Iron3.5 mg(23 %)
Iodine15 μg(8 %)
Zinc1.6 mg(20 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.6 g
Uric acid150 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 garlic
1 stalk Leeks (about 250 grams)
4 stalks Celery (with leaves, about 300 grams)
3 carrots (each about 100 grams)
1 ripe Pineapple (about 800 grams)
1 tablespoon Canola oil
50 milliliters Vegetable broth
150 grams wide Glass noodles
6 stalks cilantro
50 grams roasted salted Shelled peanut
4 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 generous pinch Sambal oelek (or to taste)
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wok (or large pan), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Pot, 1 Sieve, 1 Teaspoon

Preparation steps

Spicy Vegetable Noodles preparation step 1

Peel the garlic and chop finely. Halve leek lengthwise, rinse well and drain, then cut into narrow strips, about 5 cm (approximately 2 inches) long.

Spicy Vegetable Noodles preparation step 2

Rinse celery, pat dry and remove any strings. Peel carrots. Cut celery and carrots into narrow strips, about 5 cm (approximately 2 inches) long. Shake celery leaves dry and set aside.

Spicy Vegetable Noodles preparation step 3

Peel pineapple, cut lengthwise into eighths and remove the core. Cut pineapple into thin sticks.

Spicy Vegetable Noodles preparation step 4

Heat the canola oil in a wok (or a large pan). Cook garlic, leek, celery and carrots until tender over medium heat, stirring briefly.

Spicy Vegetable Noodles preparation step 5

Add pineapple chunks and cook briefly. Add vegetable broth and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.

Spicy Vegetable Noodles preparation step 6

Cook the glass noodles in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente according to package directions.

Spicy Vegetable Noodles preparation step 7

Rinse cilantro, shake dry and pluck the leaves. Coarsely chop peanuts and celery leaves, keeping them separated.

Spicy Vegetable Noodles preparation step 8

Season the pineapple and vegetables with soy sauce, sambal oelek and salt. Fold in the chopped celery leaves and half of the cilantro leaves.

Spicy Vegetable Noodles preparation step 9

Drain the noodles and add 2/3 of chopped peanuts to pineapple-vegetable mixture. Season with salt and sesame oil. Garnish with remaining cilantro and peanuts and serve.