Last week I spent a ton of money at the farmer’s market with no real plan. So then I had to come home and find recipes to go with all of the random ingredients I purchased. So now this week, I stuck with the left over random ingredients that need used up before they go bad and before I leave to go to my parents’ for my little brother’s wedding this weekend. It is times like these that I come up with some of my absolute favorite recipes. Armed with arugula, green onions and a desire for something sweet and spicy, I went to work.
I went searching on the internet for ideas, and this is what I came up with. Due to allergies I took a few different recipes and modified what was in them. It was a quick, easy, and super delicious meal that left me feeling full, but not heavy. I hope you enjoy this as much I as I did! (I was even able to make it without too many interruptions from my four-month-old puppy)
Bayli (my adorable puppy, see below), event thought is smelled delicious and wanted to get a bite. Thankfully I caught her just in time before she about ruined my meal. After I thoroughly enjoyed this I took Bayli on a nice long walk, and then ate a delicious gluten-free zucchini brownie. I guess that is what happens when you buy too much zucchini at the farmer’s market.
- 10 green onions diced (only use the white part)
- 3 fl oz sweet chili sauce (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari (if gluten sensitive)
- 2 sweet chicken sausages, diced (I used Trader Joe’s chicken apple sausage)
- 1 cup zucchini, seeded and diced
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 package (~2 cups cooked) rice noodles
- 2 1/2 cups arugula, washed and dried
- Cooking spray of choice
- Put water on to boil for rice noodles in medium pot(read the directions on your specific rice noodles to find out how they want them cooked).
- In large pot spray with cooking spray of choice then on low heat brown the chicken sausage (make sure to check the package as some are not fully cooked).
- When the water is ready add rice noodles. While the rice noodles and chicken sausage are cooking, dice the zucchini and onions into small bites. I only used the white part of the onions. For the zucchini I sliced it then cut it into fourths.
- When the rice noodles are done put them in a strainer to dry.
- Remove the sausage form the heat
- Add soy sauce, minced garlic, green onion, zucchini, and sweet chili sauce in large pot. Place on low heat for 5-7 minutes or until onions and zucchini are soft.
- While that is simmering, cut the sausage into bite sized pieces and add.
- Once vegetables are soft, add the sausage and allow to simmer for 2-3 more minutes.
- Turn off heat but leave pot on stove and add rice noodles Stir allow rice noodles to separate and start to absorb flavor.
- Once the rice noodles have nicely separated add the arugula and stir fro approximately 1.5 minutes.
- Serve and Enjoy!