Raw Vegan Pad Thai Salad
This Pad Thai-inspired raw vegan food salad is hearty enough to serve as an entree and one of our favorites. The flavor in this recipe really comes from the fresh, quality ingredients, in particular, the fresh chopped cilantro, so whatever you do, don't substitute the raw fresh cilantro for dried. It just won't be the same if you do!
- 2 large handfuls of bean sprouts approximately 2 cups
- 1 red or yellow bell pepper sliced into strips
- 4 green onions diced
- 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
- juice from one lime
- 1 tablespoon raw cold-pressed olive oil
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
First, prepare your zucchinis. Using a vegetable peeler, peel each entire zucchini into thin strips. If you have a spiralizer or a large grater, you can also use those for a similar effect.
Combine the zucchini strips, bean sprouts, bell pepper strips, green onions and cilantro in a large bowl. Drizzle with fresh lime juice and raw, cold-pressed olive oil (or another neutral-tasting cold-pressed oil you have on hand). Sprinkle with sea salt and gently toss everything together to combine well.
Taste, and adjust seasonings to taste. You may prefer a bit more lime juice, olive oil or salt.
Top with chopped or crushed nuts and enjoy your raw vegan Pad Thai-style salad!