One of my favorite thai dishes is a big bowl of comforting warm pad thai. Although, they tend to be pretty greasy & salty! Since I’m cutting down on my oil, salt, and cooked foods, I decided to try to satisfy the craving with this. Bingo! Delish. You can even warm it up slightly in the dehydrator if you have some time. Enjoy!
Raw Pad Thai Noodles
Makes: 2-3 servings
1 Teaspoon of minced Ginger
1/2 red pepper
Splash of Orange Juice
2 soaked pitted dates
2 tablespoon of tahini or raw almond butter
one garlic clove
2 tablespoon coconut aminos (or 1 tablespoon of tamari, nona shoyu, or soy sauce)
juice from 1 lime
water as needed
Blend all the above ingredients together in a blender or a food processor. Add touches of water to it until the desired consistency is reached. You want it to be a little thick so it sticks to your noodles. Season to taste.
noodles & toppings:
You can use anything you like for noodles – cucumbers & sweet potato would be good too!
romaine leaves, chopped
hemp seeds and/or sesame seeds
Spiralize or thinly slice your zucchini, squash and carrots. Slice very small, the yellow pepper, red cabbage, & green onions. Mix dressing with the noodles and veggies then serve over crisp chopped romaine. Top with minced cilantro, and sprinkle with hemp seeds and/or sesame seeds. Top with sprouts. Serve with lime wedges and squeeze juice on before eating.
Cool as a cucumber. A perfect dish for a hot summer day. Crunchy, hydrating, a little sweet, a little spicy. Mmmmm…..
Cucumber Noodles with Mango Basil Coconut Sauce
one cucumber, spiralized or julienned very thin or sliced into rounds to dip
juice from one lime
1/2 cup young thai coconut meat (I buy mine frozen from my local health food store)
10 fresh basil leaves, more for garnish
1/4 cup (or more) of coconut water
*optional:if you want to add a little spice, add your favorite hot pepper (I like habanero or jalapeño)
Blend or puree everything together. I like to start with a 1/4 cup of liquid to thin out and add more accordingly to get your desired thinness. You want it to remain someone thick so it sticks to the noodles. Pour finished sauce over cucumber noodles. Garnish with more basil.
*Kick up the flavor even more with thai basil instead of regular~