Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad

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.

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.


  1. I would order veggie Pad Thai! Although everything looks amazing!
  2. I would order the veggie pad thai, although the zucchini fettucine pesto also looks delicious.
  3. I would love to try the pad thai!
  4. I would love to try to pesto!!
  5. I'd choose the Veggie Pad Thai based on your rec!
  6. The veggie pad thai looks awesome. They all look delicious though.
  7. Shirley Wilkinson :
    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
  8. Great recipe! Delicious and very filling! Thanks for your creativity! :)
  9. 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.
  10. Absolutely delicious recipe - tried it tonight and it even was a hit with the family!
  11. 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!
  12. Just tried your thai quinoa salad tonight. LOVE IT.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Mildred Jones :
    I am going to try your recipe, sounds delish!!
  16. This is one of my favorite recipes, I've made it several times (sans siracha)
  17. 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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