Oil-Free Vietnamese Orange Ginger Sauce

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Gluten-Free Vietnamese Ginger Orange Cashew Stir-fry with Brown Rice Noodles, Tofu – Healthy, Plant-based, Oil-Free Asian Dinner Recipe

Easy |  Servings: 8  |  Ready In: 5 minutes |  Yield: about 3-4 cups

Spicy ginger, sweet orange, and rich toasted cashews flavor this plant-based Asian sauce.  Use this over in Gluten-Free Vietnamese Stir-Fry.  Use an oil-free, healthy salad dressing on Asian Adzuki Bean Salad or Shaved Red Cabbage Salad. Enjoy as a dip for Easy Raw Nori Rainbow Rolls.

Ingredients

For the Cashew Orange Sauce:

How it’s Done:

To make the Oil-Free Ginger Orange Sauce: Combine the roasted cashews, whole oranges (peeled), ginger, and red chili flake in a blender.  Puree until smooth.  Add water, if needed, to reach a pourable consistency similar to Caesar dressing.  Taste to adjust seasoning.

Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week.  Freeze for longer.

Use over in Gluten-Free Vietnamese Stir-Fry.  Use an oil-free, healthy salad dressing on Asian Adzuki Bean Salad or Shaved Red Cabbage Salad. Enjoy as a dip for Easy Raw Nori Rainbow Rolls.

Gluten-Free Vietnamese Ginger Orange Cashew Stir-fry with Brown Rice Noodles, Tofu – Healthy, Plant-based, Oil-Free Asian Dinner Recipe

Chef’ Katie’s Tips

Oil-Free Mission: I’m on a mission to get rid of empty calories, and oil is the most calorie-dense food. For this recipe, roasted cashews add rich, nutty flavor, while also bringing healthy fiber and key nutrients. You can substitute with other roasted nuts and seeds (pistachios, pumpkin seeds, or ½ an avocado are my favorites). For a less calorie-dense option, swap out the cashews for 1 cup of chickpeas.

Tamari vs. Soy Sauce: Tamari is similar to soy sauce, but it is gluten-free.  If gluten isn’t a concern for you, you can use them interchangeably in recipes.

Soy-Free: If you’re avoiding soy, use Coconut Aminos instead of the tamari.

Raw Version: This version uses roasted cashews to add a layer of rich, nutty flavor. For a raw version, simply substitute with raw cashews.

Freezer-Friendly: This sauce is very freezer-friendly.  Make a big batch and freeze in small portions for quick, easy stir-fry any night of the week.

 


Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 5 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 80 mg 3 %
Potassium 85 mg 2 %
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 5 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 2 g 5 %
Vitamin A 2 %
Vitamin C 34 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

 


Shopping and Gear List

  • Thai Kitchen Gluten Free Brown Rice Noodles, 8 oz (Pack of 6)
  • KARMA Premium Whole Cashews, Dry Roasted Salted, 8 Ounce
  • SAN-J -TAMARI-REDUCED SODIUM [Gluten Free] (Organic) 10OZ[1PACK]
  • Red Pepper Flakes – 1/4 Pound (4 Ounces ) – Crushed Red Chili 40K Units Heat

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