|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1-2 portions (1-2 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Saturated Fat 5g||24%|
|Dietary Fiber 12g||41%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)
This pad Thai-inspired raw vegan food salad is hearty enough to serve as an entrée 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!
Toasted and crushed or chopped peanuts are traditional in pad Thai noodle dishes, so that’s one option if you’re not eating raw vegan. You’ll also notice that this salad recipe doesn’t contain any lettuce—it doesn’t need it. The lettuce shouldn’t be the center of the salad because there should be so many more exciting things going on—in this case, spiralized or peeled zucchini, green onions, fresh lime juice, fresh chopped cilantro, and sea salt. Who needs the lettuce, with all that goodness?
Try this raw food recipe for a delicious and nutritious raw vegan food Pad Thai salad.
- 2 zucchinis
- 2 cups bean sprouts
- 1 red bell pepper (or yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips)
- 4 green onions (diced)
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
- 1 lime (juiced)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (raw, cold-pressed)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (sea salt)
- 3/4 cup nuts (raw, chopped or crushed, use almonds, peanuts or cashews)
Gather the ingredients.
Ingredients for pad Thai-inspired raw vegan salad. The Spruce
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.
Prepare zucchinis with spiralizer or a large grater. The Spruce
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.
Add the zucchini strips, bean sprouts, bell pepper strips, green onions, and cilantro. The Spruce
Taste, and adjust seasonings to taste. You may prefer a bit more lime juice, olive oil or salt.
Adding seasonings like salt, olive oil and lime juice. The Spruce
Top with chopped or crushed nuts.
Top with chopped nuts. The Spruce
Serve and enjoy!