Spicy Sesame Cucumber Noodles w/ Mango + Black Beans

Baaaaaaabes! How are you? It has been a while. I've been off adventuring and having one of the best times of my life! I don't really know how to start. Bonnaroo has been a life changing experience, but I think when I say that the realness of the experience gets a bit lost. Saying that a music festival changed your life can come off as a little flaky, or just a bit bullshitty. The thing is, and any of you roo goers out there will understand me, it is just completely magical and filled with so much happiness and friendship and love. I can say with complete confidence that I have never been in a situation that is so filled with people who want OTHER people to be as happy as they are. I don't think I can detail the whole trip here, and besides, the actual everyday activities and shows aren't what I will hold with me. It is the friendships I made and every person who I shared a smile with that will keep that positivity radiating through me until I make it back to the farm. 

I am going to keep it short today because to be honest, I am feeling a little deflated. I spent eight days travelling across the country (well Canada and the U.S.), camping in a field, dancing with new friends, listening to music, and loving everything. Coming home is amazing because it brings me back to my loved ones, clean clothes, a bed, and a shower, but there is a definite feeling of sadness permeating the comforts. I made this dish last night when I got home, and I really want to share it with everyone - to Zeke and Adam who brought me along on this crazy adventure, to all of my new friends who (fingers crossed) I will get to see again next year, to everyone at Bonnaroo because you are all awesome, to YOU all of my readers for sticking it out here and always being lovely, and of course to Sebastian who has patiently listened to all of my stories again and again and again xo 

spicy sesame cucumber noodles w/ mango + black beans

Serves two as a main and four as a side

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Ingredients

Noodles

  • 2 large cucumbers, spiralized
  • 2 mangoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 can of black beans (15 oz), drained and rinsed 

Spicy Sauce

  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1.5 tbsp sriracha 
  • 1 tbsp miso
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

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Notes

To make the sauce combine all of the ingredients in a jar and shake until smooth and combined. Set aside. 

In a large bowl toss together the spiralized cucumber noodles, mango slices, and beans. Toss with as much sauce as desired (you will likely have leftover sauce) and serve! It is best when fresh, but the sauce can last in the fridge for up to a week.