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5 Spice Sesame Vegetable Medley

Created by the NOW® Culinary Innovation Team

Spice up your dinner with this perfect Asian side dish. This vegetable medley can pair well with tofu, fish or duck.

Ingredients
6 tbsp NOW Coconut Oil
2 cups Sugar Snap Peas
1 cup Sweet Peas
½ cup diced carrots
¼ cup NOW Sesame Seeds, Hulled
¼ cup NOW Ginger Diced, finely chopped
¼ cup NOW Certified Organic Cashews, chopped
1 tsp 5 spice
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp White pepper

Directions:

1) Place sugar snap peas in stockpot with 4 cups of water
2) Bring to boil and place on low heat
3) Cook until the snap peas are crisp tender
4) In a sheet pan place 2 tbsp of melted Coconut oil
5) Add diced carrots, 1 tsp of salt, and white pepper. Mix together
6) Place in oven at 350F for 10 minutes
7) In a wok, place Cashews and Sesame seeds on medium heat
8) Roast on dry heat for 1-2 minutes until the sesame seeds start browning
9) Add 4 tbsp coconut oil into the wok
10) Add NOW Ginger dices, Sugar Snap Peas, roasted carrots, and sweet peas
11) Toss in Chinese 5 Spice and cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes.
12) Serve warm and enjoy!