Asian Noodle ‘Stir Fry’: A Raw Food Recipe from Judita Wignall

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Judita Wignall’s new book, ‘Going Raw: Everything You Need to Start Your Own Raw Food Diet and Lifestyle Revolution at Home’ [Quarry Books], next to a photo of her easy-to-make dish, raw Asian Noodle ‘Stir Fry’

Asian Noodle ‘Stir Fry’ – A Raw Food Dish from Chef Judita Wignall

Makes Four Servings

Soak time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 25 minutes; warming time 1 hour (optional)

For a ‘stir fry’ this is incredibly light, yet still filling, and a favorite among my friends because of its wonderful array of Asian flavors.


  • 1 package (12 ounces) kelp noodles
  • juice of one small lemon
  • 1/2 cup arame, soaked 5 minutes
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 2 cups shredded napa cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 scallions, green and white parts thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped

Loosen and rinse kelp noodles. Place in a medium size bowl and cover with water. Add the lemon juice and allow to soak for at least 30 minutes. This will soften the noodles.

Rinse and drain well and transfer to a large bowl.

Add soaked arame, spinach, cabbage, mushrooms, bean sprouts, scallions, carrot and sesame seeds and toss.


  • 1/3 cup tamari
  • 3 tablespoons palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

To make the sauce, combine tamari, palm sugar, ginger, sesame oil, garlic and crushed red pepper in a blender. Pour sauce over noodles and toss.

Let sit for one hour to allow flavors to mingle. You may even place them in your dehydrator for one hour at 145 degrees for a warm noodle dish.

Top each serving with chopped almonds.

Will keep for one day in the refrigerator.

Note: Kelp noodles are what remains when the outer skin of kelp is removed. They are indeed raw and make a great alternative to flour noodles. They’re neutral tasting and will take on whatever flavor or sauce you dress them in.

Judita Wignall

Judita Wignall

Judita Wignall is a cookbook author, raw food chef and holistic lifestyle coach from Los Angeles, CA. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Living Light Culinary Institute and the author of “Going Raw: Everything You Need To Start Your Own Raw Food Diet & Lifestyle Revolution At Home” and “Raw & Simple: 100 Truly Quick and Easy Recipes for the Raw Food Lifestyle.” Her newest book, “Raw & Simple Detox” will be released February 2015.


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  1. Velda says:

    Great sounding recipe. I would really like to try it. What is arame and where do I get it? Thanks,

  2. Judita says:

    Velda, arame is a spaghetti like seaweed. You can find it at health food stores that sell other Eden seaweed products. Amazon carries it too.

  3. Dr. D. says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks like a great raw food dish. Thanks for sharing

  4. Robin Janis says:

    how is toasted sesame oil raw???

  5. Donna says:

    If I remember correctly, arame is a seaweed and can be found at international grocery stores like Sahara Mart which we have here in Indiana. Try any oriental or asian grocery store and ask for it. Alternatively try mail order from raw food websites.

  6. april says:

    The recipe sounds delicious, I can’t wait to make it. I love cooked asian food and now that there are alternatives out there I don’t have to give up on those amazing flavours from Asia. Thank you for sharing the recipe and the countless others that you post. It helps to keep me motivated in eating more living foods.

  7. Peter Ishian says:

    This be the best site me ever find.

    Work Good!!

  8. julia says:

    Toasted sesame oil is not raw but used in small quantities is some raw recipes for the intense flavor it lends. If you want to go 100% then you can use coldpressed sesame oil instead.

  9. Kristen says:

    Her book is way cool. I made veggie burgers, zucchini chips & onion rings. from it already.

  10. Pam says:

    Fine timing! I was checking my e-mail just before heading out to the gym & to the natural foods supermarket this afternoon. Now I’ll print out the recipe to have as a shopping list. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. selene says:

    Cold pressed sesame oil is not necessarily raw either. The temperature created by the press can easily go above 118 degrees — but it’s sometimes considered raw because the seeds aren’t toasted.

    This is a transitional raw recipe – many of which use a few non-raw ingredients – designed to help people switch from cooked to the ideal of simple raw foods.

  12. Sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to try it. My local whole foods depot carries all the seaweed products

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