Cosmic Pad Thai Salad for two.
Looking to clean up your eating with colorful flavorful raw foods?
You will want to try this recipe and then take it to a new level adding your own unique ideas!
Another colorful photo of this salad really caught my attention on a Pinterest post and I took the basics and added some COSMIC flare!
Pad Thai noodles are a favorite food and thought this might be a good healthy choice if it tasted as good as it looked. The answer was YES the taste is amazing. The Cosmic Pad Thai salad is a wonderful alternative to rice noodles with the replacement of zucchini and carrot spirals.
To create this salad, first I had to invest in a spiralizer and purchased it from Amazon.. there are many different kinds but the one I bought had no directions and had to go to youtube to find out how to use it. The process to search on the Internet then scan through all the options inspired me to create a video cow tip™ on how to use the new spiralizer. Check out the video of how to use your new spiralizer and subscribe to our Weekly Video Cow Tips™ to get new and fun ideas connecting the dots all over the Cosmic Cow Pie™ of life.
The ingredients for the salad included several items needed to be purchased at an organic or natural food store so a stop at New Frontiers in Flagstaff, Arizona and found the market full of very knowledgeable sales help and wonderful organic choices. Sharing my thoughts and some photos on trip advisor on the link above might help others coming to the area find what they need and help you discover natural food stores in your area.
Cosmic Pad Thai Salad for Two
- 1 Zucchini about 8 inches long spiraled
- 2 large carrots spiraled
- 1/4 red pepper julienned
- 1 cup diced red cabbage
- 3/4 cup shelled edamame
- 3 green onions diced
- 1 TBS hemp seeds
- 1 TBS sesame seeds
- 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Braggs liquid Aminos
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 garlic clove minced
- 1/2 cup raw almond butter
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce or low sodium tamari
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2.5 tablespoons pure maple syrup or agave
- 1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
The dressing can be stored several days so make more and have it ready if you like it.
Easy to create! Practice once and you will have it down! Review the video on how to use the Spiralizer and which grate to use!
Use the sprializer to create the zucchini and carrot spiral/noodles.
Dice the red cabbage for or cut in lengthwise strips.
Cut the spiral carrot and zucchini noodles to make the salad easier to eat.
Julienne the red pepper.
Dice the green onions.
Mix all the vegetables together cutting the zucchini and carrot noodles/spirals.
Take out all the dressing ingredients and a food processor of some sort.
Blend all the ingredients for the dressing in the blender.
Add the hemp and sesame seeds with edamame and serve right away.
Using the sprializer will inspire you to use vegetables as noodles for other dishes when you see how easy it is to create the feeling of noodles with vegetables.
Add your own flavor ideas to the dressing or add different vegetables to the salad to create unique Cosmic Cuisine™ with your own flare. I added lettuce and avocado the 2nd day to some of the left over Pad Thai salad which had no dressing the day before. The taste was delicious with all the vegetables mixing overnight and adding the dressing fresh the 2nd day gave new texture to delight the taste buds.
The Cosmic Pad Thai Salad for two will delight your guest AND really fill you up!