Pad Thai

03 Aug Pad Thai

This is one recipe that I consistently get asked for whenever I serve it to guests or bring it to a party.

You can serve this as a main meal on its own or as a side dish along side your choice of protein.  I find it pairs well with seafood or grilled shrimp as the main dish, but any other you like protein will do just fine.

You can also turn any vegetable that you like into noodles with a spiralizer or by peeling them with a vegetable peeler first, then slicing them into thin strips or just use a grater.  I most often use zucchini noodles, with or without kelp noodles (you can find them in your local health food store) for this salad.

What you need

1 package of Kelp Noodles, soaked in warm water for ½ hour (optional)
2 zucchinis, sliced into strips with a vegetable peeler then sliced or spiralized into ‘zoodles’ (zucchini noodles)
3/4 c chopped nuts (almonds, or cashews)
1 small red pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 small yellow pepper, sliced into thin strips
4 spring onions finely chopped
1 – 2 carrots, grated or spiralized
1 small mild chili, de-seeded and finely sliced or use hot pepper flakes
1/2 C or more if desired of fresh chopped cilantro / coriander

Dressing

1/4 c almond butter
1/4 c coconut oil
1/4 c lemon juice
1/2 – 3/4 c filtered water
1 tsp chili flakes (or more depending on how spicy you like it)
2 Tbsp tamari or coco aminos (substitutes for traditional soy sauce)
1 tsp natural sweetener (maple syrup is a good choice)

What you do

  • Prepare all veggies and kelp noodles (if using) then place in a large mixing bowl
  • Blend all dressing ingredients together and pour over raw vegetable and kelp noodles
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat well
  • Let flavors merge before serving if you have time (1 – 4 hours)
  • Let salad stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving

 

I like to eat this salad with chop sticks!

  • For full effect
  • To slow down my eating
  • To improve my dexterity

 

In addition, if you want to really  bring mindfulness into practice, trying using your non-dominant hand to eat. Then let’s talk about how we normally eat on auto-pilot

Thai it up today!

 

Sharlene Styles
sharlene@PureNaturalHealth.ca
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