Sunday, February 24, 2013

Raw Noodle Salad

Raw Noodle Salad

I love noodles but noodles don't always love me.  A few months ago, I was thrilled to try a dish featuring raw noodles that my friend Natalie brought to a party.  I couldn't stop scarfing it down and she kindly shared the recipe.  I recently came into the possession of a spiral slicer and was able to make this salad yesterday for a pot-luck I was attending.  I know this is not your standard piece of kitchen equipment, so forgive me but I just had to share, it's so delicious.  I made a few alterations to the original ingredients so I feel comfortable posting the recipe here.  The quantities of vegetables are flexible, in fact, once you get going on the spiralizer it's so fun, you don't want to stop making veggie noodles.  (Today I didn't have any daikon left over so I used peeled broccoli stalks instead!) 

Raw Noodle Salad.

3-4 zucchini
1 large daikon
2 large carrots
1 cup bean sprouts
fresh cilantro for garnish

Dressing:  (Yields 1.5 cups)

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger
3 dates
approximately 1 cup fresh cilantro
cayenne
salt to taste

Directions:

Run zucchini, daikon and carrots through the spiralizer or use a vegetable peeler to make long, thin slices.  Toss into a bowl with the bean sprouts.  In a blender, add the water first, lemon/lime juice, almond butter, garlic, ginger, dates, cilantro, cayenne and salt.  Blend well and mix with the vegetable noodles.  Garnish with chopped, fresh cilantro and serve! 



My Favourite Noodle Maker!

3 comments:

  1. Lee, You're back!!! Yay. (You can link on vegan talk now???)

    Your noodle maker is the best ever, and definitely cute when concentrating.

    Is that machine a spiralizer (I've never heard of them) or a pasta maker or something else?

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    1. Darn, I meant to reply with my other comment. I'll link the blog to vegan talk. And yes, it's a spiralizer and I'm in love with it!

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  2. Yes, it's a spiralizer. Should I link to the model in my post? I guess it would be helpful.

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