Pad Thai is such a fun meal to recreate ‘à la raw food‘. If you’re having friends over and would like to impress them with your new raw food skills, this is likely to do the trick. I’ve spent lots of time traveling South East Asia, taking various cooking classes and have adopted traditional spices and flavors into this dish to recapture the essence of this meal – with a little raw food twist of course.
Raw Pad Thai Recipe
What you will need for this raw, living food recipe is only a high powered blender for making the sauce. The rest of the meal, you can dice up by hand with a knife and a chopping block.
Raw Ingredients and Preparation Method
Place the following raw organic ingredients into a high powered blender. If you like your sauces more thick and creamy then add a little less coconut water and a little more almond butter. You can always play with the ratios of spice as well to make it just the spice level that you like it.
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 T coriander
- 1 T cumin
- 1 T paprika
- 1/8th t chili powder
- 2 T fresh (or 1 T dried) lemongrass
- 1/2 inch ginger knob
- 6 T lime juice
You can use lots of different kinds of vegetables as the base to this raw pad thai dish. In this recipe, I used kelp noodles and chopped up kale as my base and cut up fresh green beans, broccoli, and shredded carrot into the mix. You can make it as leafy green or vegetable-dense as you like it. Another option is to add zucchini or cucumber noodles that you can make with a spiral slicer. They taste fresh and juicy and compliment this meal perfectly. Place whatever combination of vegetables that works for you in a bowl and toss as much sauce into the mix as you like. Top with a few diced tomatoes if you like.
This is such an easy raw food recipe to play with – I encourage you to get creative! Remember though, that almond butter is a high fat food and should only be consumed in moderation.
Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii,
Laura Dawn, Registered Holistic Nutritionist