Raw Vegan Pad Thai
This might be one of my absolute favorite ways to eat vegetables! The Miso Pad Thai sauce alone is worth making- drizzle over greens or roasted vegetables- yum! Perfect for hot weather, this Raw Vegan Pad Thai will satisfy you for lunch or dinner while making you feel light and energized.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
What (your ingredients):
Miso Pad Thai Sauce:
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
1 tsp miso paste
¼ cup almond butter
3 medjool dates
Juice of ½ lemon
1 clove garlic
¼ cup warm water
2 large carrots
1 red bell pepper
2 medium zucchini, julienned
2 small English cucumbers, julienned
1 spring onion, sliced thinly
Toppings: sesame seeds, alfalfa sprouts, pinch of salt
How (your directions):
For the Miso Pad Thai Sauce, add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend on high for 1 minute until smooth. Set aside while you prepare the Pad Thai ingredients.
Grate 2 large carrots and add to a large bowl. Thinly slice 1 red bell pepper and add to the carrots.
Using a vegetable peeler, julienne 2 zucchini. When it becomes difficult to julienne the zucchini, dice the remaining zucchini into small pieces. Add zucchini to the bowl.
Repeat the julienne process with 2 English cucumbers. Add cucumbers to the bowl.
Thinly slice 1 spring onion and add to the bowl.
Pour the Miso Pad Thai Sauce over the prepared vegetables. Toss gently until all ingredients are evenly coated in the sauce.
Serve immediately by diving the Pad Thai salad onto two plates. Top with sesame seeds, alfalfa sprouts, and a pinch of salt.
Tip: if preparing the Raw Vegan Pad Thai in advance, do not add the dressing, as the salt will pull out the water from the vegetables and make the salad soupy and watery. Dress salad with the Miso Pad Thai Sauce when ready to serve.
Why (the science): Every vegetable has a different combination of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, so you’ll benefit from the array of colors in this salad!