Tangled Thai Salad for ZWT-9

"FRESH is a sml chain of Canadian-owned & operated restaurants, which originally began as a juice bar 20 yrs ago. Everything on their menu is vegan, altho they offer some vegetarian dishes at their takeout counter. They have published 3 cookbooks described as “for those relatively comfortable w/cooking (particularly vegan cooking)” & “with restaurant quality pretty much guaranteed”. This recipe is FRESH’s famous Tangled Thai Salad - 1 of their MOST requested recipes. FRESH uses a “spiralizer” to cut the carrot & yellow beets into super-long, thin strands that form a big round tangle of a salad, but a julienne peeler will give you nice long strands as well. If you have no spiralizer or julienne peeler, just cut the veggies into sticks as thin & long as you can. Said to serve “1 person as a complete meal”, it also serves 2-3 as a side-salad. FRESH uses their “Salad Topper” w/this Thai salad, but I saw it as optional & have entered it as a separate recipe. This is a no-cook recipe & I have allowed 20 min for ingredient prep plus assembly. Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1 Salad Meal or 2-3 Side Salads




  • For the Salad:

  • Put napa cabbage in a lrg, shallow serving bowl & top w/jicama.
  • Pile the carrot & beet on top & drizzle w/the dressing.
  • Garnish w/cucumber, peanuts, Salad Topper (if using - recipe entered separately), lime & cilantro. Drizzle w/4 tbsp of the Peanut Lime Dressing.
  • For the Dressing:

  • In a blender, puree all ingredients except the sunflower oil.
  • W/blender running, add sunflower oil in a thin stream until dressing is emulsified.
  • NOTE – “The Peanut Lime Dressing makes 1 cup, keeps for a wk in the fridge, is delicious on the Tangled Thai Salad & would be equally good on any salad or even poured on top of cold noodles.”.

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  1. I enjoyed this salad and the dressing was very good! This made a great dinner with some corn. Thanks! Made for ZWT 2013 by a member of team Hot Stuff.


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