Inside Scoop: You’re going to love how light and cooling this Raw Vegan Pad Thai is.
This recipe was submitted by Vanessa Baron, mom, wife, Holistic Nutritionist, Success Coach, free spirit and lover of all things veg.
There’s nothing better than not having to cook anything on a hot summer day. To take fresh, raw ingredients and to create a deliciously colourful masterpiece from them, that leaves you feeling incredibly healthy.
This Raw Vegan Pad Thai has got it all! It’s created with so many delicious and antioxidant rich elements and then it’s drizzled with a creamy peanut sauce that takes the raw foods and gives it a burst of flavour and depth.
We’ve been making this veggie loaded pad Thai for a while now, and although it’s not your traditional cooked pad Thai, it’s a really nice cleansing break from the traditional.
This Raw Vegan Pad Thai is a great healthy swap from a traditional pad Thai (but we’re not saying that pad Thai isn’t healthy, sometimes you just need a break from cooking). Since we love a good healthy swap that doesn’t compromise on taste, we’ve put together a downloadable Healthy Food Swap List for you. Print it off, add it to your fridge and step up your healthy cooking game. Download here:
RAW VEGAN PAD THAI ISN’T ONLY FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS
We love to mix up our cooked and raw foods, even in the winter. We find raw foods to be have a cooling and soothing effect on our digestion and the enzymes that they contain help break down and digest the foods. Raw veggies are also incredibly high in fiber, and this raw vegan pad thai is not only high in fiber, but high in nutrients, healthy fats and plant-based protein.
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you want to test out this Raw vegan pad thai, check out these wicked benefits:
- Cabbage contains nearly 20 different flavonoids and 15 different phenols, all of which have antioxidant capacity
- Ginger is one of the healthiest spices on the planet, helping with digestion and boosting your immune system
- This salad takes about 15 minutes of prep time and no cooking required
- You can put leftovers in the fridge and have a couple days worth of a healthy meal
This raw vegan pad thai is also an amazing potluck party option for when you want to keep it a bit healthy, but don’t want to be that person who brought a bunch of veggies to a party.
You’ll just fall in love with this recipe, and if you’re digging what this raw vegan food is all about, be sure to check out this Cashew Cream Pasta Sauce, which makes a great addition to raw spiralized zucchini noodles.
Do you like to keep it raw in the summer? What are your thoughts?
Raw Vegan Pad Thai Drizzled With Peanut Sauce
- 1 zucchini large spiraled or julienned*
- 1 carrot large, shaved or julienned
- 1/2 head purple cabbage shredded
- 1/2 cup edamame organic
- 1/2 cup bean sprouts
- 3 Tbsp chives diced (about a small bunch)
- 1 tsp sesame seeds unhulled
- 2 tsp hemp hearts
PEANUT SAUCE INGREDIENTS:
- 1/2 cup peanut butter crunchy (the ONLY ingredient should be peanuts!)
- 2 Tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
- 1 tsp ginger. freshly grated
- 2-3 Tbsp water
- ½ Tbsp lime juiced (about ½ lime)
- Because of the water content of zucchini, it may be wise to use paper towel to absorb some of the excess water. You don't want soggy Pad Thai!
- In a large bowl, combine spiraled zucchini, carrot, cabbage, edamame and bean sprouts. Sprinkle with chives, sesame seeds and hemp hearts.
- In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut soy sauce, ginger and lime. Stir together. Gradually add water until desired texture is achieved (you don't want it too thick or too thin - happy medium).
- Drizzle peanut sauce over vegetable base and toss. Serve immediately.
Rockin’ Salutes! My name’s Vanessa Baron and I’m a mom, wife, Holistic Nutritionist, Success Coach, free spirit and lover of all things veg. I created The Radiant Herbivore for anyone interested in adopting or refining a plant-based diet. I’m a firm believer that being healthy doesn’t mean your life has to be boring or complicated – in fact, I believe food should be an adventure and add some luxury to your life. I learned to ditch the notion of being perfect a long time ago – I still nosh on chocolate, attend BBQs and potlucks, eat out at restaurants and sip on fine wine. You won’t find me counting calories or worrying about carb + fat intake either – there’s seriously no need when you’re nourishing your body with healthy, whole foods!