Raw Vegan Pad Thai With Zucchini with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Raw Vegan Pad Thai With Zucchini with Spicy Peanut Sauce

I love the freshness of this meal. I often prepare it for lunch but rarely do I make it so rich. I often spiralize just zucchini and carrots and I top it with my peanut butter sauce and some microgreens I have grown at the time. For those who do not like nut-based sauces, I recommend use avocado—works great as well!

Ingredients

Raw Vegan Pad Thai

  • 2 green zucchinis
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 yellow squash (optionally)
  • 1 red bell pepper (optionally)
  • ½ cup red cabbage, shredded (optionally)
  • ½ cup mung bean sprouts (optionally)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp cashews or peanuts
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp lime or lemon juice (or more, we like it extra tangy!)
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 dates, pitted
  • ½ tsp cayenne or red chili flakes
  • ½ cup water (120 ml)

Optional Toppings

  • Edamame beans
  • Baked tempeh
  • Tofu, baked or sautéed in soy sauce
spiralized veggies

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients for the sauce into a blender jar and blend until smooth. Adjust to taste, then put aside.
  2. Make the vegetable noodles by spiralizing the zucchini, squash and carrots, then slice your bell pepper and red cabbage. 
  3. Add all the veggies for your pad Thai salad into a large bowl and drizzle with your spicy peanut sauce. Mix well, then top with green onion, fresh cilantro, cashews and lime.
  4. Transfer into serving bowls and add any additional toppings of choice if you want a higher protein or calorie meal. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Wait to drown your raw pad Thai in peanut sauce until you’re ready to serve to prevent soggy vegetables.
  • Store the raw veggies separate from the dressing if you have any leftovers or want to use this recipe for meal prep; the spiralized noodles keep well for 3 days, the peanut butter sauce for one week in the fridge.
  • Have some kelp noodles on hand? Throw them in your raw pad Thai, they are a great addition!
  • Nutritional values were calculated without the optional toppings.
  • Find more tips & customization ideas in the article above!