A few weeks ago I ordered a “spiralizer” from Amazon. I’m sure you’re thinking, what in the world is a spiralizer?! It’s a little machine that takes your zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes, basically anything, and makes them into noodles! It comes with 3 blades so you can make 3 different sizes of noodles. There are a few different types of spiralizers out there…but this is the one I bought and I absolutely LOVE it.
This machine is great if you’re a pasta lover (like I am) and are looking to cut back on regular noodles.
Once I got my spiralizer, I could not wait to try it out. I wasn’t sure what kind of sauce I was going to put on my noodles, so I searched Youtube. I’ve been a longtime fan of Megan Elizabeth, If you don’t know who she is, you should really check her out! She is a low fat raw vegan, which means she only consumes fruits, vegetables, and little nuts or seeds.
I saw that she had a “Pad Thai” recipe so I thought I’d try it.
Let me tell you, it was AMAZING! You can’t even imagine how flavorful this is. Once you try this recipe, I bet you won’t even miss the regular pasta!
I can’t wait to play around in the kitchen and come up with some zucchini noodle recipes. I’m sure I will post them soon!
Dressing: ½ cup of fresh OJ 1/3 cup fresh coconut meat ½ cup cilantro 1/3 cup chopped scallions 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice 1 ½ Tbs raw tahini 2-3 leaves of fresh sage 1 quarter sized slice of ginger
Noodles: 4 cups spiral zucchini ½ cup spiraled or shredded carrot 1/3 red pepper sliced very thin
I changed the recipe around a little bit when I made it.
Here is what I did:
First, I spiralized my zucchini. I just eyeballed all of the ingredients. I used 1 large zucchini and to me that looked like about 4 cups.
Once I spiralized my zucchini, I added the 2 tbs of lemon juice to the noodles. Megan suggests doing this because it’ll break down the noodles a little and make them softer to chew.
After I tossed the lemon juice with the noodles, I added the rest of the dressing ingredients into my blender. I did not have fresh sage, so I added about 1 tsp of dried sage. I also added a little less than 1 ½ tbs of tahini. If you’re not sure what tahini is, it’s basically ground up sesame seeds.
Once you’ve blended your sauce, go ahead and add it to your noodles.
I decided not to add carrots into this, but I’m sure it would be delicious with them.
I cut up my red pepper, tossed my noodles with the sauce, and added a touch more cilantro to the top.
I highly suggest trying out this recipe if you’re looking to incorporate some raw foods into your diet. This figure friendly, healthy, nutritious recipe will definitely become a staple in my diet.
Four for you Megan Elizabeth, you go Megan Elizabeth!