Get your Zoodle on!
Yeah, that is right. This Zoodle Pad Thai recipe is the bomb.com. You can make a large batch and eat it for dinner and several lunches. Or bring it to a fiesta and share with others. This is a refreshing Summer salad, however it can be eaten year round. You can mix and match ingredients depending on your taste. As a Nutritionist my view point is the more veggies and the bigger burst of colors on your plate the more nutrients you will receive. Often times I discuss the importance of antioxidants to our health. Here is a wonderful resource that shows the antioxidant benefits from certain foods.
Zoodle Pad Thai
(gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, corn-free, soy-free, vegan… and yet amazingly delicious!)
You will need a spiralizer to prepare this dish. If you have not used a spiralizer I highly encourage you to try one out. At the bottom of the post are my favorite recommendations.
- 1/4 head of purple cabbage shredded
- 1 zucchini spiralized
- 1 yellow squash peeled and spiralized
- 2 inches of purple onion sliced
- 6 radishes sliced
- 2 carrots sliced
- 2 celery stalks sliced
- 3 green onions sliced
- 1/2 red pepper julienned
It is optional to top this salad with sautéed portobello mushrooms. To prepare them stir-fry 2 large mushroom caps or 10 medium portobello mushrooms in 1 tsp coconut for 5 minutes or until tender. You can also garnish salad with black sesame seeds and sunflower seeds.
- 1 inch fresh ginger grated
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons coconut amines, red wine vinegar, and sesame oil
- 1/3 cup water
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup peanut or cashew butter
Combine ingredients in a shake bottle and shake it up! You got this!
If you are new to spiralizing veggies then you can start with the Veggeti, which you can see in my picks below. It is inexpensive compared to the other ones, easy to clean, and conveniently small so it is easy to store. If you are ready to step it up a notch then I recommend the Ninja Precision Processor (see below). It is an all-in-one appliance that spiralizes, chops, mixes, and purées. So why not step it up a notch and get on board with the spiralizing party?! Here is another one of my favorite spiralized recipes – Summertime Rawsta Pasta