Who ever said veggies were boring? This Spiralized Thai Salad is all veggie, all raw, and exploding with flavor! If you aren’t a veggie lover yet, you will be after tasting this gluten-free and vegan spiralized salad!
It’s time to break out those spiralizers my friends! You can’t get anymore “spiralized” than with this salad! I think I felt inclined to post this recipe after I was putting together Saturday’s ReDux post and remembered my love of the Raw Balsamic Tahini Beet Noodles. Spiralizing things just automatically makes the dish fancier and tastier. (Spiralize is also a crappy word to write. I always feel like it’s spelled wrong and my computer definitely does!) I’ll get over that though since this spiralized Thai salad must be shared! Spiralizing is the one “food fad” that I will gladly embrace. However, if you’re going to spiralize something, let’s stop with the boring zucchini noodles please. Step it up! If you don’t know where to start, I have a few ideas including this one today.
What did I spiralize for this salad you may be asking. Well, I spiralized a daikon and cucumber. Two perfect veggies for spiralizing because of there shape and you don’t have to peel anything. Along with these two veggies, there’s thinly sliced bell pepper, shredded carrots, and bamboo shoots! To make these veggies all the more Thai, I added coconut vinegar, coconut, cilantro, and of course some coriander! This salad comes together super quick too, you’ll just need to refrigerate it and allow it to marinate before serving for optimal taste 😉 (Think you can wait that long?)
This dish is also a great way to use the uncommon veggie, daikon. It’s a mild type of Asian radish that really has no taste, but is super crunchy and eaten raw, but you can roast them! I think I had first tried daikon in one of my first produce boxes from Frieda’s and ever since, I’ve loved them. I find them right with all the cabbage, beets, and radishes at my grocery. They’re just cut in random lengths and thrown in a basket. Sometimes they are huge, other times there are smaller cuts, so it’s always a hit-or-miss with buying size. Daikon also has some great greens growing from it’s root. So if you can buy a whole daikon radish with greens still attached, do it!
Maybe you’re noticed a theme here, but the “weird” veggies you see in the grocery and most likely pass up in favor of your comforting old zucchini and celery, are actually pretty cool! Let this be another lesson in not judging a veggie or fruit by it’s “cover” 😉 If you do, you’ll never know the greatness you’re missing out on! So let’s end that once and for all with this salad!
Raw Spiralized Thai Salad
- 1 Medium Daikon (spiralized with the C blade)
- 1 Large Cucumber (Spiralized with the C blade)
- 1 Small Green Bell Pepper (cut thin lengthwise sticks)
- 1 Cup Shredded Tri-Colored Carrots
- 1 Cup Sliced Bamboo Shoots
- 2 TB Raw Coconut Vinegar
- 2 TB Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- ½ Tsp Onion Powder
- ½ Tsp Garlic Powder
- ¼ Tsp Coriander
- ½ TB Dried Cilantro
- A Dash of White Pepper
- Wash, spiralized, and prepare all your veggies. You may need to cut the daikon and cucumber spirals so they aren't too long.
- Toss everything in a large mixing bowl. Add the vinegar, coconut, and spices. Toss to coat.
- Place in the fridge to marinate and chill for at least an hour before serving.
Ready to never eat boring common veggies again? Actually, I must admit, boring raw veggies will always be my favorite. I could eat raw beets, zucchini, celery, carrots, even just plain lettuce and I’d be happy, but I’m just an extreme veggie lover. Don’t get me wrong though, weird veggies like daikon and celeriac are near and dear to this veggie lover’s heart too! In the word’s of Frieda’s, “Fear no fruit!” (or veggie in this case). 😉 I want you to take me seriously when I say I’m challenging you this week to pick up at least ONE new to your veggie or fruit! I guarantee you will be glad you did! Make something fun and tag me on twitter or instagram (@rebeccagf666) showing me how you used it!
So tell me:
+ Have you ever tried daikon?
+ Any veggie of fruit you’ve been curious to try, but haven’t?
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