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Banana Blossom Coconut Noodle Bowl

First time cooking with banana blossoms. They might be my new jackfruit when it comes to plant alternatives to meat, or at least a good second option. They're a little less dense than the jackfruit, but with similar nutritional value, so you can't go wrong

Things I changed:

  • Used canned blossoms instead of fresh

  • Used ginger powder instead of fresh

  • Used a serrano pepper instead of a Thai chili

  • Used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce or tamari

  • Used zucchini instead of cucumber

Banana Blossom Coconut Noodle Bowl

Source: Live Kindly | Serves: 2-4 | Time: ~30 min


1 can #BananaBlossoms, rinsed and drained 1½ tbsp EVO 3 shallots, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ginger powder 1 #serrano pepper, sliced into paper-thin rounds 1 15-oz light coconut milk

1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp coconut aminos 1 lime, halved

To Serve

3 to 4 cups cooked rice vermicelli noodles 1 small #zucchini, cut into thin planks 2 inches long and ¼ inch wide Shredded greens Handful chopped fresh cilantro 2 green onions, minced Thinly sliced Thai chiles, optional (if you like it spicy, I added sriracha) Lime wedges, for squeezing


Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil to evenly cover the bottom, then add the shallots and stir until they are translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, chile, and prepped banana blossom. Shake the pan to spread evenly and sauté until the blossom takes on a bit of color and softens, 4 to 5 minutes, stirring to avoid burning the garlic.

Lower the heat to medium and stir in the coconut milk, aminos, and ½ teaspoon salt. Continue stirring until the coconut milk reduces slightly in volume. Remove from the heat and squeeze in the juice from one lime half. Taste and add more aminos, salt, and/or lime juice as needed.

Divide the noodles among 2 to 4 noodle bowls. Ladle in the blossom mixture, and add zucchini, lettuce, cilantro, green onions, and lime wedges for squeezing.


What I ate and drank today

6 glasses of water (will chug 2 more before bed)

2 cups of coffee

1 cup of decaf

Leftover chickpea salad from last night's dinner

Tonight's recipe

Whiskey diet


~ 4 miles of walking

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