{recipe} Fennel and Kelp Noodles in a Pumpkin Mayo


in Raw Food Recipe

Kelp noodles are sooo interesting because they seem so much like traditional spaghetti. It can actually be quite confusing!! This recipes from Kate Magic features kelp noodles with a creamy dressing. It’s so interesting, so fresh, and so very vibrant!

Fennel and Kelp Noodles in a Pumpkin Mayo
Adapted from a recipe in Raw Living, published by Grub Street 2007

I adore this salad. Fennel is one of my favourite vegetables; with its distinctive flavour, refreshing crispness, and unusual shape, you couldnever accuse fennel of being boring. The pumpkin seed mayo makes a gorgeous creamy contrast, so this salad manages to combine a feeling of being virtuous and sinful at the same time.


  • 175 g kelp noodles, marinated at least four hours
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 g white cabbage
  • 1 bulb fennel
  • 125 g (1 cup) pumpkin seeds, soaked 4-8 hrs
  • 1 tbsp hemp oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) water
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Soak your pumpkin seeds for four to eight hours in advance. Marinade your kelp noodles in olive oil for at least four hours. Slice the cabbage and fennel using a fine slicer. Transfer to a mixing bowl with the kelp noodles (you can reserve the olive oil they were in for a salad dressing or sauce at a later date). Put the pumpkin seeds, hemp oil, lemon juice, garlic and water in the blender and blend for a few minutes until you have a thick cream. Spoon it over the vegetables; you will only need about two-thirds of it, just enough to cover them, not drown them. Reserve the rest of the mayo for another use, or dehydrate it. Serve immediately.

Pumpkin seeds are such a storehouse of nutrition, we eat them regularly, either on their own as a snack, in nut butter, or blended into a dip or a sauce. As well as being one of the richest dietary sources of zinc, they are an exceptionally good source of the amino acid tryptophan, which raises serotonin levels in the brain.


  • 15 mins, 4-8 hrs soaking
  • Food processor, blender
  • Serves four

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