Cheezy Kelp Noodles of Love.

If you have not yet met kelp noodles, allow me to introduce you.  I am obsessed.  I first discovered them before I had gotten into raw “cooking” and used them in stir fry like dishes.  They are a great alternative to heavier rice noodles, with a 6 calories per serving and 0 grams of fat (naturally), if you are interested in those types of things.

The noodles are raw, but can be cooked, too!

Then, I witnessed these noodles being used at my favorite LA raw spot, Juliano’s Planet Raw.  I fell in love with his Cheezy Kelp Noodles at first bite.  He now has a recipe for them up now, but did not when I decided that I had to make them myself.  Since then I have made an effort to not use cashews as often.  There is some sort of raw hype about how most raw cashews are not really raw and may be poisonous.   I don’t necessarily believe it and I still eat cashews, but I like hemp seeds better, so I now make my cheezy sauce with hemp seeds instead of cashews.

Upon moving to NYC, I searched high and low for my kelp noodles and did not find them anywhere.  Whole foods doesn’t even carry them here.  So, I asked a couple of my local health food stores if they would start stocking them and the DID!!!!!  So, if your store doesn’t ask them to! Or you can order here

Cheezy Kelp Noodles of Love Recipe
1 package Sea Tangle kelp noodles
1 cup hemp seeds
1/3 cup purified water
2 1/2 TBLS of nutritional yeast
juice of 1/2 a lemon about 2 TBLS
1 clove of garlic

3/4 – 1 tsp of Real salt or Himalyian Sea Salt
1/8 tsp turmeric

First, rinse the kelp noodles and soak in a bowl of purified water.  I have found that this helps them soften quicker because often times they are crunchy if you use them right out of the package.  Soak the noodles for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, blend the rest of the ingredients, and taste.  You may like it cheesier so add more yeast.  If you do not have turmeric, no problem.  It is mainly to add a bit of color.

Rinse the noodles, again.  Pour your cheezy sauce on and mix it in, making sure that it all gets soaked up by the noodles.  If your noodles still feel crunchy, let them sit in the sauce, at room temperature, for a little bit.  Usually, no more than 20 minutes is needed and sometimes they are ready to go right away.  In Juliano’s recipe, he doesn’t soak the noodles but puts them in a dehydrator for one hour after the sauce is on, this way they are a little warm, too.


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13 Responses to Cheezy Kelp Noodles of Love.

  1. Laurie says:

    Thank you! Looks yummy

  2. Lisa says:

    Haha it’s so funny you posted this!!I just tried to make Mac n cheese with kelp noodles and the cheese sauce from the pizza kale chips and, while I love that sauce enough to eat it like a soup, it didn’t turn out so great. had never tried kelp noodles before and they were…crunchy!!:)excited to try this new recipe, and to use the remainder of the kelp noodles…which my son told me sponge bob eats. So that’s a bonus,right? Happy bday!!

  3. Christy says:

    Where do you shop? I’m curious as to where I can find the ingredients such as hemp seeds.

  4. Tricia says:

    Whole Foods, any health food store. Can buy online at the link above and loads of other places.

  5. Talyn says:

    Thanks for this awesome recipe! I was out of hemp seed but subbed soaked almonds and it came out great!I did add a bit more water though. Topped with fresh parsley, green onion, thyme and raw vegan parm. YUM! 😀

  6. admin says:

    sounds delicious Talyn!

  7. reese says:

    soo… what can i substitue for yeast? and it is the “cheese” sauce? confused, new to raw ‘cooking’… thank you! those noodles look scumptious… :]

  8. Tricia says:

    If nutritional yeast doesn’t sit well with you, you can omit it. It is gluten free and vegan though, so you know. There is really not a substitute for it, you may choose to add more of any of the other ingredients or add other flavors. The yeast really gives it the over the top cheezy flavor. But, without it you will still have a cheeze flavor, just less strong. xo

  9. Yogi says:

    I live in NYC and want to try these since I gave up pasta. Which stores would you recommend going to? I normally go to whole foods & trader joes in union square neither place sells them.

  10. admin says:

    I had a hard time finding them in NYC so I asked my local health food store to carry them and they do now. Ask your’s or order online 🙂 Enjoy

  11. meri says:

    How many servings does this make? I’ve had kelp noodles but never hemp seeds, and I’m concerned that if this is for one person I couldn’t handle digesting a whole cup of hemp seeds? or is this for multiple people?

  12. Tricia says:

    It depends on how big of a serving you have, if it is the only dish or a side. But, generally this recipe is for 2-4 servings. And hemp seed are actually one of the easiest foods for all people to digest! And so good for you. I add them to everything!

  13. Ilya Gonzalez says:

    I made this two weeks ago and I am completely hooked, they are absolutely delicious!

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