How to Make Low-Carb Carrot Noodles With a Spicy Asian Twist

by Jamie Lebowitz ; Updated June 28, 2016

Spice up your pasta options with this carrot-noodle dish. Carrots are spiralized into “noodles” to satisfy the heartiness you crave from pasta, while Asian-inspired ingredients including soy sauce, brown rice vinegar, ginger and chili paste combine for a tangy sauce that complements the sweetness of the carrots.

You also crank up your veggie servings without experiencing traditional pasta recipes' carb-bomb fullness -- great for those watching their diet.

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Imagine eating a whole bowl of pasta and feeling great after. This bowl is packed with nutritious, low-calorie ingredients, allowing room for a guilt-free extra serving -- given the dish's distinctly sweet and savory aroma, you will ask for one.

As a bonus, along with that heaping helping of veggies, you get a surplus of antioxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber. Just one serving of carrots provides 210 percent of the average Recommended Dietary Allowance of vitamin A, which is important for your vision and your immune system. The dish overall also comes with just 27 grams of carbs -- the equivalent of a medium banana.

Carrots may be the centerpiece, but the mildly spicy sauce has the hero's role here with a flavor twist that will make you a believer in pasta alternatives.

Impress your friends at your next potluck with this unexpected substitution of carrots for your noodles -- and don’t forget the toppings. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and sesame seeds for a nice contrast against the carrot-noodles' delectable deep orange.

Get the recipe: Spicy Asian Carrot “Noodles”

What Do YOU Think?

Have you tried this dish? Or do you have a deep affection for pasta that you just can't shake long enough to try veggie noodles? Are carrots the best veggie on the planet? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

About the Author

Jamie is a social media/content intern at LIVESTRONG.COM and a personal trainer. She received her B.S. in Kinesiology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She enjoys using her creativity to produce photos and videos which inspire people to live a healthy lifestyle. Posting and sharing on social media is her favorite way of getting others excited about health.