28 Aug Zoodle Salad with Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce
This post is fun for me in every way. First of all, this is my happy salad! The spicy thai peanut sauce is bursting with flavor. I could drink it. Well, maybe not drink… but surely over-pour! The zoodles (zucchini noodles) just take it to the next level of curly fun. Lastly, this salad is so very healthy for you. Do you see why this salad makes a girl happy?
There is a healthy prescription of veggie carbs in this recipe. You cannot go wrong with all of this color. Look at them. Not only is a variety of herbaceous plant color good for you, but they look fantastic! Feel free to customize each to your liking. You can throw in literally anything you want. I’ve chosen some of my personal favorites; multicolor peppers, zucchini (zoodles) and my personal BFF, cilantro. I know. I know…there’s definitely a love-hate relationship with the cilantro situation. You can totally skip that though. No judgment here. The salad will still be fabulous and delicious.
The peanut sauce is super fast and easy to make. It has minimal ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. The sauce is very versatile. It pairs well with any protein, plays well with appetizers, doubles as a dip, and of course works great as a dressing for salads. It stores well in your fridge for approximately a week and you can keep pulling it out whenever the mood strikes you.
This salad has your ever-important protein (chicken) and I always include a lot of it! Do not despair though, the chicken in this recipe can be skipped, replaced or supplemented with beef or seafood also. Don’t forget the natural peanut butter. PB adds a whopping dose of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals as well.
Zoodles – Zucchini Noodles
Zoodles? They are just as much fun to eat as they are to say! They are also a kid-friendly way to increase the vegetable quotient in your home. I make zucchini noodles with the Inspiralizer, the spiraling machine that I absolutely love. It is so fast and easy to make any kind of noodle. Check it out here.
I typically make a week’s worth of zoodles at a time and then store them in the fridge for multiple meals. Slide them in sauces, throw them in breakfast dishes or casseroles. If zucchini is not your thing, you really owe it to yourself to try a spiraled version of another kind. Spiralized vegetables or a fruit work great in many recipes. You can try sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, squash, and apples, to name a few.Print
This fresh and colorful salad is chock-full of flavor and healthy too!
2 cups rotisserie chicken
2 cups zucchini noodles (zoodles)
1 red pepper, cut into strips
1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
fresh cilantro, amount to taste
additional vegetables (optional)
2/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup Bragg coconut liquid aminos (gf) or soy sauce
2 tablespoons Allulose, honey flavored sweetener (gf) or sweetener of choice
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Chinese vinegar or white vinegar
1/4 cup water
- Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Prepare zoodles. Wash and cut peppers into thin strips. Wash and chop cilantro.
- Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Or… I like to store each ingredient in separate, smaller bowls so I can make a custom salad for myself throughout the week!
- Combine all sauce ingredients in the bowl of a small food processor. Puree until smooth. Add more water if you prefer a thinner consistency.
The sauce lasts approximately 1 week in refrigerator.
Keywords: Thai, Peanut sauce, Chicken, Salad,
I hope you’ll try this flavorful salad. If you make it, let me know in the comment box below.
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