Thursday, October 22, 2020

Low Carb Magic Noodle Salad With Sweet and Sour Dressing

Many of my friends and foodies bloggers are on the Keto bandwagon, are you one of them?  Although I am not specifically on a keto diet, I found myself do enjoy low carb meals every now and then. With low carb meals, not only that I won't get the sugar high (then really tired and sleepy afterwards), many low carb meals are quite delicious!  Such as this Low Carb Magic Noodle Salad With Sweet and Sour Dressing!

What is so magical about this Noodle Salad?  Not only because it's really low carb, it also changes color. And the colors are all natural too.  Can you guess where this gorgeous blue and purple colors are from?  If you say purple cabbage, you are 100% correct.

I soaked the noodles in the purple cabbage stock and it turn to this vibrant blue color.  The acidity in the sweet and sour dressing then turn in into this beautiful purple.  The color changes all because of the difference in the PH level.  I wish I has pay more attention when I was in the chemistry class in college to tell you more of the details!  Nevertheless, this is a delicious and magic noodle salad!

The low carb noodle that I used is made from Shirataki.  This type of low carb noodles are getting very popular as the Keto diet trend is on the raise.  There are many brands out there on the market and I will list some at the end of this blog post for your reference.


If you haven't watch my YouTube video tutorial, please go check it out.  This noodle is so easy to make and super delicious.  Not to mention, it'll be a wonderful science project with your kiddos while they are having remote learning from home!  Hope you all stay well, stay healthy, and stay safe! 

Low Carb Magic Noodle Salad With Sweet and Sour Dressing

For the Noodle Salad:
1/4 purple cabbage, cut into thin strips
2 cups water
1 package (14oz) Low Carb Noodles
1 cup butter lettuce, chopped
1/2 a carrot, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup cilantro,
1 radish, sliced
5-6 cooked shrimps 
1 tablespoon green onions, chopped

For the Low Carb Sweet & Sour Dressing:
3 tablespoons sugar-free simple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon shallots, chopped
1 Thai chili, chopped

To prepare the noodle:

Place your cabbage in a medium sauce pan. Add in 2 cups of water, cover and bring it to a boil over medium high heat.  Then turn to a low heat and simmer for 2 minutes.  When time is up, remove the pot from heat and let it cool down slightly. Strain out the liquid.  You can use the cabbage for another salad or pickle them so nothing goes to waste.

(The noodles usually come in a pouch with water) Simply drain and discard the liquid in the package.  Cut them into shorter length. I am using a 14oz package today and they do come in smaller package as well.  Next, place the noodles in the cabbage liquid that we prepared earlier. 

While your noddle is soaking, let’s prepare the dressing for this noodle salad.

To Prepare the Dressing:

Place all the ingredients of the dressing in a small bowl, give it a quick stir and your dressing is ready.

To Assemble:

Next, strain the noodles.  You can reuse the cabbage liquid for more noodles.  

In a large bowl, place butter lettuce on the bottom, arrange  the magic noodles, carrots, cilantro, radish, shrimps, and sprinkle green onion on top.

Serve the dressing on the side at the table as that is part of the fun of this Low Carb Magic Noodle Salad!  Enjoy!

Ingredients and Tools Used: Yam Noodles: Sugar Free Simple Syrup: ***Use my code to get 15% off: UTRYIT15 Fish Sauce: Toasted Sesame Oil: Chopsticks: Induction Stove: Induction Sauce Pan: Large Bowls:

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