Entrees, Vegan Food

Nutty Almond Basil Noodles with Spicy Ginger Garlic Oil


HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a safe and happy celebration these past few days. I don’t know what it is, but I think I have a good feeling about 2021. It feels like a really fresh start and I am just so happy to be sitting here, cozied up watching the snow fall, dogs at my side, writing to you all.

Today we are making these incredible Nutty Almond Basil Noodles with Spicy Ginger Garlic Oil. Sounds fancy, but I promise its not difficult at all, but can rival takeout noodles! Plus they’re vegan, but no one will notice or care because they’re packed with so much flavour.

These noodles are tender, nutty from the almond butter, hinted with basil and have a kick from the fresh ginger! I can’t think of a better semi-healthy recipe to start the year off with than one that is this tasty (yet still loaded with veggies!).

Before we get into it:

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Okay, onto the recipe!

You can use whatever veggies you have on hand for this, there are no rules! I opted for red bell pepper, book choy and onion.

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Nutty Almond Basil Noodles with Spicy Ginger Garlic Oil

  • Author: Liv B
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3


Nutty almond basil noodles in a savoury broth, topped with homemade spicy ginger garlic oil.



  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp creamy almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • pinch of ground black pepper

Spicy Ginger Garlic Oil:

  • 1/3 cup neutral tasting oil like avocado
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil (optional, for extra flavour)
  • 2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger


  • 1 cup veggie broth
  • 200 g rice noodles
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 heads baby boy choy, sliced (the small ones)
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced fresh basil



  1. In a small bowl, whisk together spicy ginger garlic oil ingredients. Set side.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients.
  3. In a small pot over low heat, add the veggie broth plus 2 tbsp of sauce mixture. Simmer gently over low heat to keep warm.
  4. Boil noodles according to package directions, drain and rinse, set aside.
  5. In a large frying pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp spicy ginger garlic oil and veggies and cook a few minutes, until veggies have softened slightly and onion is translucent. Add the cooked noodles, sauce and basil and toss to combine. Let cook, stirring constantly for a few minuets, until sauce is absorbed and noodles are hot.
  6. To serve, ladle broth into serving bowls. Divide between bowls. Drizzle with spicy ginger garlic oil. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


  1. Sounds delicious and I’d love to try! I’m confused though as there seems to be more oil mixture than the directions indicate using.

  2. I made this recipe and it’s amazing!!!!!!

  3. At what stage is the veggie broth incorporated? Can’t wait to try this! Cooking it tonight!

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