Totally Slurpable Pad Thai Zoodles
A big bowl of Totally Slurpable Pad Thai Zoodles is an enlightening eating experience because it contains all the elements of a whole food, satisfying, nourishing and beautiful plant-based meal including beans, grains, veggies and seeds all in one bowl with no meat and no wheat! Eating this will make your mind and body glow and keep you full and satisfied so you don't go reaching for other junk foods as often.
Vegan Cooking Level: Medium
How to create a Totally Slurpable Pad Thai Zoodle Bowl for two
Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and combine gently with fingers:
1 medium zucchini spiralized (or shredded coarsely)
2 leaves of Swiss or rainbow chard or kale, de-stemmed and sliced thinly (or spinach sliced thinly)
1 cup cabbage, shredded (sub with bagged shredded cabbage for easier prep)
½ cup edamame, shelled and thawed
1 medium shredded carrot
1 medium red pepper, sliced
½ cup shredded cucumber
1/2 cup sliced scallions/green onions/spring onions
1 cup cooked brown rice (can also sub with cooked whole grain linguini or spaghetti if you eat wheat, which goes great with zoodles!)
Sesame seeds, optional
Put the veggies you love in your bowl (leave out any you don't have on hand or love and put more or less of any to make it the way YOU want it!) For prep, the point is you want all the veggies to be in a similar shape/size - see my bowl below. Portion out two servings. Drizzle each portion with Totally Slurpable Pad Thai Dressing (below) and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Store salad and dressing separately in the fridge and mix on serving.
Combine and enjoy!
Totally Slurpable Pad Thai Dressing
1/3 cup tahini* or nut butter
1/3 cup tamari (or soy sauce or liquid aminos)
1/4 cup lime juice
1-2 tbsp. pure maple syrup (optional)
2 clove garlic, shredded
1-inch nub of ginger, shredded
1/8 tsp sriracha or cayenne pepper (optional or more if you like it hot!)
*can substitute tahini for peanut (or any nut) butter to make peanut zoodles
*can add 1/4 c. water if you want a thinner dressing or a bit more nut or seed butter if you want a thicker dressing. For a completely fat-free dressing, leave out the nut/seed butter entirely...still totally slurpable!
Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk (or to a jar and shake or a blender and blend) until combined. Dressing recipe doubles wonderfully. Keeps in a jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Not only will you feel light and alive after eating this meal, but you will be trying to lick the bowl as well!
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