I knew I had to oblige and create a Hungry Root Copycat Sriracha Peanut Sauce after so many people were drooling over my dinner from this weekend and asking for the recipe! Gluten free, vegan, and ready in as much time as it takes to cook your noodles of choice (which might be made of carrot or zucchini!), this is a fantastic “back pocket” healthy sauce recipe that is low in sodium, calories, and nonsense but packed with protein, healthy fats, and flavor!
Since we returned home from our amazing trip to Mexico, and I sent Sven and Olaf packing, Alex and I not only have been able to enjoy more dinners together, but I have also been trying to spend some more time cooking. Now, don’t get it twisted, I’m not going crazy and whipping up souffles and whatnot, but I am taking the time to create actual meals, not just chaos on a plate. And increasingly, with Alex’s newfound love of zoodles, our meals have revolved around spiralized vegetables!
The fabulous Erica gifted me with a sampler from Hungry Root for the new year, and after all of the great things I had heard about the Hungry Root food, I have been just waiting for us to get back from vacation so that I could order and start tasting and trying. See after the recipe for my Hungry Root Review!
Sunday night was our first foray into Hungry Root, and we chose the carrot noodles with tangy sriracha peanut sauce. Knowing that this would be sans major source of protein, I chose to pair it with some Yellowfin tuna steaks that we had in the freezer and needed to cook.
Let’s get to my copycat recipe!
Gluten Free, Vegan Copycat Hungry Root Sriracha Peanut Sauce
For those that are scared by that whole “sriracha” word, don’t worry–you can add as little or as much as you like! I definitely wouldn’t leave it out, though, because even just a little bit really balances out the other flavors in the sauce recipe. This recipe comes together as a new supersauce version of a few of my other sauce recipes and takes all the best flavors from each of them. There is very little oil, and if you want a higher fat content, go with the peanut butter option (see the recipe), or use peanut flour for a lower fat take on the sriracha peanut sauce.
I would definitely recommend this sauce with carrot noodles–I loved it with the slight sweetness of the noodles. I also think that it would pair perfectly with zoodles (as I have done before) or sweet potato noodles. All of these would be gluten free, and a perfect side or base for your protein of choice! For our tuna steaks, I simply did a quick marinade of the tuna in liquid aminos, salt and pepper, and they were perfect. I hope you add this copycat Hungry Root Sriracha Peanut Sauce to a dinner this week!
- 3 tbsp Peanut Butter OR 3 tbsp Peanut Flour + 2 tbsp water (may need a little more, depending on peanut flour)
- 1 tbsp Oil of choice (recommend coconut oil or grapeseed oil)
- 2 tsp Crushed Garlic or 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Grated Ginger or 1 tsp Ginger Powder
- 1 tsp Lime Zest
- 1 tsp Lime Juice
- 2 tbsp Liquid Aminos or Gluten Free Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Unseasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
- Sriracha, to taste (about 1-2 tsp)
- 1 tsp Dried Cilantro
- Whisk together ingredients, adding in oil or water to desired, but slightly chunky, consistency.
- If cooking with vegetable noodles, spiralize noodles and heat over stove top or in microwave for 2-3 minutes. Cook other noodles according to instructions and drain.
- Add sauce, and reheat on stove or in microwave and toss.
- Transfer to bowl and serve as desired! Would also be delicious cold.
Hungry Root Review
Something that I really liked about Hungry Root, and my recipe is that your meal comes together in no time at all, regardless of whether you use the microwave or stovetop method, and the amount of seasoning is up to you (they encourage you to add salt as needed). A few things that I didn’t care for about Hungry Root was the fact that you are paying $10 for 140 calories, and not a lot of protein. When I went online, I noticed that Hungry Root has completely different nutrition information provided that the container I was provided with, so I’m a bit confused!
We quite liked the Carrot Noodles with Tangy Sriracha Peanut Sauce, and I loved the Cauliflower CousCous with Moroccan Almond Curry that I had for lunch (with tuna and sriracha, and a side, copycat recipe to come) on Monday. I have to say, however, that I wasn’t impressed at all with the Sweet Potato noodles with Cashew Alfredo Sauce, roasted chickpeas, and falafels. The cashew alfredo sauce was delicious, but it is far better as a Boursin cheese-esque spread than as a weird, chunky, and separated sauce. Also, the falafel and chickpeas have no place there.
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Have you tried Hungry Root? What did you think?
What is a recipe that you might like to see me take on?