By Chef: Jason Wrobel
Posted: December 7, 2012
Asian inspired, this recipe is a scrumptious raw vegan take on traditional pad thai with loads of fresh veggies, softened kelp noodles and a crazy delicious spicy-sweet almond sauce. Top with wild jungle peanuts!
- 1⁄2 cup raw almond butter
- 1⁄2 cup sundried tomatoes, soaked for 1-2 hours
- 1 medium to large lime, juiced
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 9 dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoon agave or yacon syrup
- 1⁄4 cup cold-pressed olive or sesame oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 fresh habanero, seeded
- 1 tablespoons ginger, diced
- 1 tablespoon tamari or nama shoyu
- Fresh minced lemongrass to taste
- 2 bags kelp noodles, drained and marinated 1 red bell pepper, julienned
- 1⁄2 red onion, julienned
- 2 green onions, cut lengthwise on a bias
- 1⁄2 cup sugar snap peas, cut in half 1 handful fresh basil, torn by hand
- 1 handful fresh cilantro, torn by hand
1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender, except the dates and almond butter. Blend at high speed until smooth, with some texture.
2. Slowly add the almond butter and dates to make sure they are well incorporated into the mixture. The sauce will be very thick and you can add extra olive oil or sesame oil if it is difficult to blend.
3. When the sauce is ready, mix into the marinated kelp noodles and fresh vegetables. Serve at room temperature.
1. Start by draining the water from the kelp noodles and bowl with 1⁄2 cup olive oil, sea salt, and lemon juice. Let marinate for 1-2 hours to soften and break down.
2. Cut all vegetables and combine with the marinated noodles, 1⁄4 cup olive oil and lime juice.
3. Mix in the spicy thai sauce from the recipe above and serve with crushed cashews and lime juice squeezed on top.
Variations: For a sweeter sauce, add more agave nectar or use yacon syrup/coconut palm nectar.