In case you didn’t know, unicorn everything is trending right now. First the unicorn latte, unicorn toast and now the unicorn noodle! When I stumbled upon The Indigo Kitchen’s Unicorn Noodle I knew I had to give it a shot. It only requires THREE ingredients: Chinese glass noodles, red cabbage and lemon. It seemed fun and manageable, and as a rookie in the kitchen, I thought trying to make this easy side dish might possibly inspire me to maybe potentially enjoy cooking. (Yep, it’s that bad.)
The concept is pretty simple:
- Boil some water and toss in cut up leaves of the purple cabbage (I cut up the cabbage and used about a quarter worth of it. I picked it apart and dropped in individual layers. Is this the right thing to do? I don’t know. But that’s what I did.)
- Cook the cabbage for around 5 minutes, you’ll see the water start turning purple (it’s working!!!)
- Then, drop in some of the noodles and watch as they start to turn from an off-white color to purple as they absorb the color of the cabbage. Cook them for 5-10 minutes but make sure that you turn the water off once you drop them in. (Fancy!)
- Pick the cabbage leaves out of the water (I totally improvised this step)
- Once the noodles have soaked for around 10 minutes and have both cooked and absorbed the color, drain the noodles
- Place the purple noodles in a bowl or on a dish and squeeze some of the fresh lemon juice onto portions of the noodles that you want to turn pink.
- Watch as the lemon juice turns the noodles from pink to purple (science!)
Make sure you head on over to the Indigo Kitchen’s website and check out the recipe. The blogger behind the website, A.J., even breaks down the chemical reaction that happens when the acidic lemon juice hits the purple noodles. He also has a ton of other healthy and vegan recipes and his story is both interesting and inspiring. Check him out!
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Dana is the New York City based lifestyle blogger behind The Dana Diaries. Her tag line is ‘travels, thoughts and things’, and that’s exactly what you’ll find on her blog. Aside for working in broadcast journalism full time, she’s a fitness junkie, a fashion fiend, and a major foodie that likes to travel globally and explore locally.