Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad

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Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad + Urban Remedy Giveaway

Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad + Urban Remedy Giveaway

I’ve been secretly (and by secretly, I mean, I just haven’t been sharing my trials on social media) trying to make the perfect zucchini noodle thai salad.

I wanted a creamy almond sauce that wasn’t too sweet or too tangy. I wanted a good balance of crunch and of course, a lot of fluffy texture. I wanted something filling, that wouldn’t leave me feeling hungry 25 minutes later. I wanted a colorful bowl of noodles, packed with vegan protein.

Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad + Urban Remedy Giveaway

Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad + Urban Remedy Giveaway

You’re going to freak – this salad is ideal for your work week lunch: it saves well, it’s flavorful, it’s filling and it’s absolutely delicious.

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Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad

Prep Time30 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • For the salad:
  • 2 medium zucchinis peeled, Blade C, noodles trimmed
  • 1 large carrot peeled, Blade C, noodles trimmed (or julienned)
  • 1 large bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup diced green onions
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa I used red
  • 2 tablespoons slivered raw almonds
  • ¼ packed cup fresh cilantro
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1.5 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari, if gluten-free
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon sriracha or other Asian hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of water to thin (or more as needed)

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients for the dressing into a food processor and pulse until creamy – or simply whisk together thoroughly. Taste and adjust, if necessary. Set aside.
  • Place the zucchini noodles in a large mixing bowl along with the carrot, bell pepper, green onions, quinoa, almonds and cilantro. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss together thoroughly.
  • Transfer the salad to a serving bowl and enjoy.

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Kathy says:
Your instructions say to use Blade C. My spiralizer machine has 7 different blades with names of the types of shapes. What type of shape does a Blade C create? Thank you.
Meaghan says:
Blade C makes linguine noodles! We recommend doing your best to match the noodle shape up with the noodles made by your machine. In most cases, the noodle shape is just personal preference!

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