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.

Now you can watch a cooking video of this recipe:

Nutritional Information & Recipe


Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad

Yields 4

30 minPrep Time

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  • 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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Transfer the salad to a serving bowl and enjoy.

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I would love to try all of them! My husband and I eat spiralized meals every night so this is right in our wheelhouse!
Jenn says:
Yum - those look good, and like they are a good size. I feel like every time I see delivery meals I think to myself, "People are full after eating THAT?!"... so tiny! I'm a runner so I feel like I need pretty substantial meals to fill me up until the next one.
Robyn says:
I wan't that pad thai! Looks amazing!
Millie Jones says:
I have a nut allergy... What kind of alternative dressing could I do with this?! I'm thinking tahini instead of almond butter?
Ali Maffucci says:
Definitely! Just substitute tahini, it would taste delicious!
Natalie says:
Interesting product!! I'd be curious to try it as well. But in the meantime I'm gonna go make this recipe and shove all the zoodles in my face hole! Looks amaaaaze! Thanks lady!
Nancy Wilson says:
Looks absolutely delicious
Eleanor says:
perfect for Lenten dinners
Kendra says:
Amazing! I work from home most days; will be having this today and adding some smoked tofu I have on hand. Thank you!!
Tara says:
Pad Thai sounds amazing... that'd be the one I'd get if I won! Yum!
Olivia says:
The veggie marinara!
Ana says:
I would love to try them all! But if had to choose one then it would be the pad thai! Love spiralized veggies!!!
Sue says:
Pad Thai, for sure!
Lynn says:
I would have to go for the Pad Thai.
jennifer chorazy says:
Yum! I get a pad thai zucchini noodle meal at my local juice company and I love the creaminess of the cashew cream sauce over top the ribbons of noodles. Can't wait to try your almond butter version!
Kim Pinch says:
I would like to try the veggie pad thai and the zen salad.
Sandra says:
I would love to try the pad thai.
Kaitlyn says:
The veggie pad thai looks the best to me!
thejjreport says:
YUM! i want to make this meal, AND taste urban remedy's version! looks delicious. great job, ali!
Sandi says:
This looks so yummy ..I would really like to try them...I will also try your recipe! I have tried quite a few & they are so good...:)
Natalie says:
Can I make this ahead and eat if for lunch all week? Will it stay or should I keep the dressing separate? Thanks!
Ali Maffucci says:
It is creamy enough that it will stay, but the noodles will definitely release moisture, so make sure to toss before you eat. To be safe, it's always best to prepare the dressing separately!
Natalie says:
Thank you :)
Beth B says:
I'm up for anything with zucchini noodles! I suspect the Thai would be my favorite, too! I'd love to try them all.
SuElyn Chase says:
When I print out your recipes, the beautiful photo doesn't print out with it. Is there a way to get the photo to print out with your delicious recipes?
Dyanne Spease says:
The veggie pad Thai and the zucchini pesto sauce.
I will be making this for my family dinner on Friday. It looks so fresh and colorful. I think I will be adding some fresh Louisiana shrimp in top. Thanks for the inspiration!
Yoojin says:
i'd love to try their beet apple granola!
The Fettuccine Marinara looks and sounds like the best of the 3 to me.
Christina Johnson says:
Pad thai for sure! Sounds delicious!
Andrea Flores says:
This recipe sounds and looks amazing
Stacy Johnson says:
I would LOVE to try the pad Thai!!!
Marina says:
That sounds like an awesome delivery service! I would definitely try the pad thai!
Carrie Aiken says:
I would try the pesto!
Bec says:
I would love to try the Pad Thai!
dkgriffis says:
I would like to try all three-just getting into spiralizing and really enjoying it!!
Lynn says:
Veggie pad thai. Yumm!
DeNise says:
The Veggie Pad Thai Sounds so flavorful! But in my opinion, any veggie dish with a sauce is usually good.
kangamomma says:
I would definitely try the Veggie Pad Thai first!!! Sounds delicious!!
Cori Smith says:
Pad Thai for sure!
stacey bradford says:
this might have to be dinner tonight
anovero says:
veggie pad thai... hands down!!!
Anonymous says:
I would definitely try the Pad Thai!
Kate says:
That pad thai looks amazing!
Shana S says:
Zucchini Fettuccine Pesto! Yum!
Shelly says:
Ali - I made this for lunch today - at home for a snow day. It was delicious!!! Thank you so very much! It was easy, and I already had all of the ingredients!
I would definitely try the veggie pad thai. I have to see if their version is as good as the one I made last night!
Sarah says:
I wish we could get some contests for your Canadian followers....we love you up here too!!!!
Shirley Wilkinson says:
This looks so good ! My family will enjoy it with broiled shrimp !
Maryam says:
They all look so scrumptious but will definitely order Veggie Pad Thai... YUM
Tori says:
I can't wait to try this! The veggie pad thai would definitely be my first choice but they all look delicious :)
Mary Sue says:
I would without a doubt order the Veggie Pad Thai!
Spring rolls and Veggie Pad Thai!
Kyris says:
Great! One more thing I'll have to try! :) Thank You!
What an awesome giveaway! Being half Thai, I would definitely order the Pad Thai to try if I won :)
Kyris says:
Can you please change from ziplist, which no longer exists to epicurious? I loved Ziplist but they combined with and are now Epicurious. Thank you for all you do!
Erin R. says:
The Pad Thai one sure looks good.
I have tried the zippy kale salad, the zen salad, and the noodle pad thai. I love them all. I've also tried some of their fresh pressed juices. Not only are the products great, their customer service has been top notch as well! Fantastic company!!
md2908a says:
THIS LOOKS SO YUMMY! I can't wait to try!
So excited to try to recipe!! I love bold salads and this one looks delicious!!
Sandra says:
I would try the spring rolls
Barbara Wilson says:
Veggie Pad Thai sounds selfish and would be my fav
Barbara Wilson says:
Ha, I meant delish!!
Christina Zebrowski says:
Making this ASAP!
Terri says:
Interesting concept, I'd try it, especially the Pad Thai.
globarn says:
I super love pad Thai. I sprialize several times a week.
annie says:
My daughter made this tonight. We were out of almond butter - used peanut butter instead. Had no green onions, so skipped them completely. Otherwise made the recipe as stated, and it was DELICIOUS!! Thank you Ali, you truly are our inspiration here.
Sarah says:
The Veggie Pad Thai looks good.
Mackenzie says:
The pad thai looks amazing!!
Triny says:
The pad Thai!!!!
Alyssa says:
They all look yummy! I would definitely want to try the Veggie Pad Thai and the Beet Apple Granola.
Kristin R. says:
They all look ahhhhmazing! Kinda want to try them all.
Lorna R. says:
This is the 1st time I've heard of this company. I guess in lil' ole' west virginia we are a bit behind the times when it comes to other larger cities where newer products and trends are introduced first. But that is ok with me because by the time i hear about them they have been out long enough to be tried and tested through and true therefore, i have all the reviews necessary to make a conscious decision on whether to try something out. It sounds to me that some of these products are spot on and worth every bit the effort. I think i would try the marinara or thai pasta bowl first and definitely some juices. (I am saying all this under the assumption they are a company that delivers all over not a restaurant style store that only delivers locally. If i am wrong then 'wo is me'). Anyway, i agree w/Ali that i would add a few healthy "extras" in with the pasta bowls. (Of course if they dont deliver my way, i've always got Ali's kicka$$ recipe from today i can make. Amongst many more awesome recipes to choose from. Woo-Hoo!)
Danielle K. says:
Would definitely try the Veggie Pad Thai!
Jayme says:
Pad Thai! Yummy ;)
Hilary says:
I hope the Pad Thai is as tasty as it is colorful!
Kristina says:
This sounds delicious! I would love to try the pad thai!
Barrie says:
These sound awesome. If I can't have one of each (lol), I think I'd choose the fettuccine marinara!
Allison says:
Pad Thai looks delish!
Anonymous says:
Fettuccini pesto, yum!
I just LOVE using veggies as a noodle alternative. These look amazing!
Elaine M says:
Veggie pad thai.
Lisa Brown says:
The Super Green Quinoa Bowl looks yummy!
Ashley says:
pad thai for sure!!
chrysta2014 says:
wow! Do I have to pick? they all look amazing!
luci says:
slimming tea - lots of it
Heather says:
Veggie Pad Thai!
Annette says:
I'd order the Veggie Pad Thai.
Nikki says:
That looks delicious! I would love to try the Cauliflower Tabbouleh & Spring Rolls.
Michelle says:
I have made something similar but used my PB2 powdered peanut butter instead. Less calories and sugar and more protein. Came out really awesome.
Julianna says:
The veggie pad thai looks awesome!
Lisa says:
Cauliflower Tabbouleh is what I would try. That looks amazing!
Sabrina says:
As I've been sick for the last couple of days, my husband and I discussed a need for pre-prepared healthy meals that we can have for when I just don't have the energy to cook. I'd love to have some Urban Remedy products to have on hand!
Carolyn Wand says:
I live overseas and just ordered and received my first Paderno spiralizer. Getting used to the machine, which I find a bit flimsy and oddly structured. Wondering if there is a sturdier and more user-friendly spiralizer out there, although I understand this is the one which is recommended. However, I have managed to already make two recipes - the chicken pho soup and the Thai quinoa and zucchini noodle salad. Both were an amazing success with great flavor and satisfying crunch. I enhanced the pho with some lemon grass and Kaffir lime leaves which gave it more complexity and depth. I am very much looking forward to receiving Ali's new Inspiralized cookbook which I have ordered through Amazon. Keep the unusual, spicy and creative recipes coming!
Ali Maffucci says:
Carolyn, thank you so much the kind comment! And stay tuned February 24th to the blog for exciting announcements regarding spiralizers and the cookbook!
Anonymous says:
the spring rolls
Jordan D. says:
Those spring rolls look yummy! All of the Urban Remedy meals look really healthy, filling, and delicious, I'd love to try them all haha
Sandra says:
Zucchini Fettuccine Pesto
I would order the Veggie Pad Thai (unless I change my mind:) )
sharigonza says:
I would order veggie Pad Thai! Although everything looks amazing!
Pam says:
I would order the veggie pad thai, although the zucchini fettucine pesto also looks delicious.
Stephanie S. says:
I would love to try the pad thai!
natalie g says:
I would love to try to pesto!!
Calli says:
I'd choose the Veggie Pad Thai based on your rec!
Teressa Kloss says:
The veggie pad thai looks awesome. They all look delicious though.
Shirley Wilkinson says:
I ordered from Urban Remedy : veggie pad thai and spring rolls. all the way to Louisiana. It was fresh crisp and wonderful. I love the dressing, yummy. My husband liked it too.......... tomorrow we are having spring rolls. I highly recommend company. Have a good day. Shirley
chelsvan says:
Great recipe! Delicious and very filling! Thanks for your creativity! :)
Carlton says:
I've made this dish twice but went with chicken as the protein in place of quinoa, and this was a hit both times. I like a little more spice but this is a simple, light, perfect dish.
Naomi says:
Absolutely delicious recipe - tried it tonight and it even was a hit with the family!
Ally says:
This may sound silly but are the zucchini noodles cooked? What about the other veggies? This looks so yummy I can't wait to make it!
Anonymous says:
Just tried your thai quinoa salad tonight. LOVE IT.
Karen says:
I love it when I have all the ingredient in the house. Looks like this will be dinner tonight! Can't wait to see how it comes out.
Diane says:
The Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad was soooo good! I didn't have almond butter (it's on my shopping list) so used peanut butter. Wow, i could have eatten the entire bowl! Definately a "keeper!" Thank you
Mildred Jones says:
I am going to try your recipe, sounds delish!!
Lora says:
This is one of my favorite recipes, I've made it several times (sans siracha)
Lora says:
I love this dish! Coming back to this page for the 4th time to make this recipe. I have both your cookbooks too!

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