I have an entire shelf in my library dedicated to cookbooks. This recipe came from Raw Vitalize by Mimi Kirk and her daughter, Mia Kirk White. Mimi is a raw vegan, chef and author. Mia is a nutritionist. Raw Vitalize is a 21- day reset program where you eat three raw meals per day to detox.
Although we are not doing the whole 21-day challenge, I wanted to try a few recipes from the book and this is the one I chose first. Wow! Unbelievably tasty!
I wouldn’t usually make a cold dish in winter time, but with living in Florida we can eat raw any time of the year and still feel satisfied. With the warming sensation of real ginger in the dressing, this was super satisfying. Hope you like it as much as we did! Thanks Mimi and Mia!
Pad Thai Ingredients:
2-carrots, peeled and julienned
1- zucchini, peeled and julienned
1- large handful of cabbage, (for ease of preparation, I bought a bag of coleslaw already shredded)
1/2 – red pepper, seeded and cut into matchsticks
Chopped cilantro, (I used prepared fresh cilantro)
3-green onions, white and green parts, chopped
1- lime, juiced
3- Tablespoons cashews, roughly chopped
Prepare all veggies and place in bowl. Squeeze in lime juice and stir.
Pad Thai Dressing:
1- inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled
1- Clove garlic
1- Tablespoon Tamari
1- Tablespoon almond butter
2- Tablespoons olive oil
1- Tablespoon lime juice
Drizzle of maple syrup or agave syrup, no white sugar.
Red pepper flakes or cayenne to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Can add a bit water to thin if necessary. Mine was perfect without adding anything else.
Plate your Pad Thai and top with desired amount of dressing and then top that with desired amount of dressing and dig in.
Note: In the book this recipe amount is for one person. But this fed me and my husband both. The portions were large with me not being able to finish mine. My husband was happy to finish it.
The salty, gingery, almond-y goodness of this dressing makes this cold salad sing! I think you’ll enjoy it regardless of whether it’s winter or summer! Enjoy!