Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad + Urban Remedy Giveaway

Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad

I’ve been secretly (and by secretly, I mean, I just haven’t been sharing my trials...

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

Prep Time 30 mins
Servings 4


  • 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)


  • 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.
with love, Ali

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Recipe Rating


  • I would love to try all of them! My husband and I eat spiralized meals every night so this is right in our wheelhouse!
  • 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.
  • I wan't that pad thai! Looks amazing!
  • I have a nut allergy... What kind of alternative dressing could I do with this?! I'm thinking tahini instead of almond butter?
    • Definitely! Just substitute tahini, it would taste delicious!
  • 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!
  • Looks absolutely delicious
  • perfect for Lenten dinners
  • Amazing! I work from home most days; will be having this today and adding some smoked tofu I have on hand. Thank you!!
  • Pad Thai sounds amazing... that'd be the one I'd get if I won! Yum!
  • The veggie marinara!
  • I would love to try them all! But if had to choose one then it would be the pad thai! Love spiralized veggies!!!
  • Pad Thai, for sure!
  • I would have to go for the Pad Thai.
  • 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!
  • I would like to try the veggie pad thai and the zen salad.
  • I would love to try the pad thai.
  • The veggie pad thai looks the best to me!
  • YUM! i want to make this meal, AND taste urban remedy's version! looks delicious. great job, ali!
  • 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...:)
  • Can I make this ahead and eat if for lunch all week? Will it stay or should I keep the dressing separate? Thanks!
    • 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!
      • Thank you :)
  • I'm up for anything with zucchini noodles! I suspect the Thai would be my favorite, too! I'd love to try them all.
  • 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?
  • 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!
  • i'd love to try their beet apple granola!
  • The Fettuccine Marinara looks and sounds like the best of the 3 to me.
  • Pad thai for sure! Sounds delicious!
  • This recipe sounds and looks amazing
  • I would LOVE to try the pad Thai!!!
  • That sounds like an awesome delivery service! I would definitely try the pad thai!
  • I would try the pesto!
  • I would love to try the Pad Thai!
  • I would like to try all three-just getting into spiralizing and really enjoying it!!
  • Veggie pad thai. Yumm!
  • The Veggie Pad Thai Sounds so flavorful! But in my opinion, any veggie dish with a sauce is usually good.
  • I would definitely try the Veggie Pad Thai first!!! Sounds delicious!!
  • Pad Thai for sure!
  • this might have to be dinner tonight
  • veggie pad thai... hands down!!!
  • I would definitely try the Pad Thai!
  • That pad thai looks amazing!
  • Zucchini Fettuccine Pesto! Yum!
  • 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!
  • I wish we could get some contests for your Canadian followers....we love you up here too!!!!
  • This looks so good ! My family will enjoy it with broiled shrimp !
  • They all look so scrumptious but will definitely order Veggie Pad Thai... YUM
  • I can't wait to try this! The veggie pad thai would definitely be my first choice but they all look delicious :)
  • I would without a doubt order the Veggie Pad Thai!
  • 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 :)
  • 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!
  • 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!!
  • 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!!
  • I would try the spring rolls
  • Veggie Pad Thai sounds selfish and would be my fav
    • Ha, I meant delish!!
  • Making this ASAP!
  • Interesting concept, I'd try it, especially the Pad Thai.
  • I super love pad Thai. I sprialize several times a week.
  • 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.
  • The Veggie Pad Thai looks good.
  • The pad thai looks amazing!!
  • The pad Thai!!!!
  • They all look yummy! I would definitely want to try the Veggie Pad Thai and the Beet Apple Granola.
  • They all look ahhhhmazing! Kinda want to try them all.
  • 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!)
  • Would definitely try the Veggie Pad Thai!
  • Pad Thai! Yummy ;)
  • I hope the Pad Thai is as tasty as it is colorful!
  • This sounds delicious! I would love to try the pad thai!
  • These sound awesome. If I can't have one of each (lol), I think I'd choose the fettuccine marinara!
  • Pad Thai looks delish!
  • Fettuccini pesto, yum!
  • Veggie pad thai.
  • The Super Green Quinoa Bowl looks yummy!
  • pad thai for sure!!
  • wow! Do I have to pick? they all look amazing!
  • slimming tea - lots of it
  • Veggie Pad Thai!
  • I'd order the Veggie Pad Thai.
  • That looks delicious! I would love to try the Cauliflower Tabbouleh & Spring Rolls.
  • I have made something similar but used my PB2 powdered peanut butter instead. Less calories and sugar and more protein. Came out really awesome.
  • The veggie pad thai looks awesome!
  • Cauliflower Tabbouleh is what I would try. That looks amazing!
  • 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!
  • 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!
    • Carolyn, thank you so much the kind comment! And stay tuned February 24th to the blog for exciting announcements regarding spiralizers and the cookbook!
  • the spring rolls
  • 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
  • Zucchini Fettuccine Pesto
  • I would order the Veggie Pad Thai (unless I change my mind:) )
  • I would order veggie Pad Thai! Although everything looks amazing!
  • I would order the veggie pad thai, although the zucchini fettucine pesto also looks delicious.
  • I would love to try the pad thai!
  • I would love to try to pesto!!
  • I'd choose the Veggie Pad Thai based on your rec!
  • The veggie pad thai looks awesome. They all look delicious though.
  • 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
  • Great recipe! Delicious and very filling! Thanks for your creativity! :)
  • 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.
  • Absolutely delicious recipe - tried it tonight and it even was a hit with the family!
  • 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!
  • Just tried your thai quinoa salad tonight. LOVE IT.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • I am going to try your recipe, sounds delish!!
  • This is one of my favorite recipes, I've made it several times (sans siracha)
  • I love this dish! Coming back to this page for the 4th time to make this recipe. I have both your cookbooks too!
  • 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.
    • 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!