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Thai Inspired Raw “pasta” Salad

November 6, 2013
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Words cannot even describe how much I LOVE this dish.

For someone who has a hard time getting her daily veggies in each day, this dish certainly does the trick perfectly.  It’s a dish I have eaten now at least 5 times in the past 2 weeks or so and I never even realize it’s packed with vitamins and all healthy ingredients because it’s that delicious!

Aside from the zucchini which you will want to make the “noodles”, you can use any vegetebles you like and have on hand.  I choose these particular ones for my dish because I like the mix of flavor and textures… zucchini, red cabbage, green cabbage, bean sprouts, red bell pepper, and carrots.  Green onion, cilantro, and lime were my garnishes.

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It’s such an easy dish to prepare especially if you prep at the beginning of the week like I do.  Just “spiralize” your zucchini, do a quick chop on a couple of veggies, make the dressing in under 5 minutes, and boom!  Not only is it easy to prepare AND delicious, but I think it looks rather impressive as well…

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Do yourself a favor and give this one a go… vegetables never tasted SO good!!!

Again, use any combination of veggies you like and then make the dressing below!

Thai Peanut Sauce

Serves 1-2
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Salad, Side Dish
Misc Pre-preparable

Ingredients

  • 2 heaped tablespoons Better N' Peanut Butter- Low Sodium
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped shallot
  • 1 pinch red pepper flake
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 10 drops coconut stevia (** OPTIONAL **)
  • 1/2 Small lime (** TOPPING **)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (** TOPPING **)
  • 1-2 tablespoon roasted peanuts (** TOPPING **)

Directions

Step 1
Stir all ingredients (except lime, sesame seeds, and peanuts) in a small bowl until well combined.
Step 2
Dress salad or pasta immediately before serving. Can be used for dipping meats as well. Squeeze lime over dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds and peanuts.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Diane E
    November 7, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Yum!! My kind of salad!! Looks soo refreshing and delicious girl!!! I need a spiral maker thingy! 😉

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    Karen @ The Food Charlatan
    December 8, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Wow! This look so awesome! I wish I were eating it right now. What a great idea, and I love the Asian flavors. Yum!

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    Audrey
    April 27, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Thank you for this great raw food recipe…I’ve been making my own very similar version for years. Today I needed a quick, raw food meal and your pin was a reminder of this family favourite! It is fast, easy and really delucious!! Thanks again.

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    Denise
    February 4, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Inspiring! Can u, or anyone, recommend a really good food processor? I don t have the chopping skills to cut vegetables in such a appetizing way .

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