Skinny Vegan Pad Thai Salad

HAPPY EASTER! Ironically enough, I'm sharing one of my favourite healthy recipes today in collaboration with John Lewis ; because abs and (to some extent) happiness do start in the kitchen. Don't worry, I'm not going to pull an Amanda Chantal Bacon anytime soon - I like G&Ts and eating out and way too much for that -, but it doesn't mean I can't make a few healthy changes to my diet.

Some are obvious, like buying local and organic whenever possible, or swapping Diet Coke for cucumber water, but some just involve being smarter in the kitchen. That's how I came up with this recipe, which is inspired by one of my favourite dishes, Pad Thai. I'm using PB2 here, which is an American peanut flour that has been roasted to take some of the fat out, but you can of course use some natural peanut butter.

This recipe is also 100% vegan, but feel free to add in shrimps or chicken if you have any on hand, but believe me when I say it really doesn't need it. And because sharing is caring and you're probably tired of me blabbing on, here is the actual recipe :



(Serves 2)

Ingredients:
2 courgettes
2 carrots
1 red bell pepper
1 jalapeños pepper
A handful of coriander (cilantro)
1 cm ginger
3 tbsp  PB2 ou 2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp soy sauce or coconut liquid aminos
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp Sriracha
The juice of one lime

▸ In a bowl, mix the PB2 (or peanut butter), soy sauce, agave nectar, Sriracha, grated ginger and lime juice. Beat until you get a smooth consistency. If the dressing is still a bit too thick for your liking, feel free to add a little bit of water but remember the courgettes will naturally make the dressing thinner.


▸ Turn the carrots and courgettes into noodles using a spiralizer - mine is this one from Microplane, which you can find at John Lewis. Don't forget to cut the noodles every 15 to 20 cm or you might find yourself re-enacting the Beauty and the Tramp's most iconic scene.


▸ In a bowl, add the vegetable noodles, sliced bell pepper and a handful of coriander to the dressing you made earlier. If you like your food on the spicy side, pop some jalapeño slices in there too.


▸ Top with some coriander, jalapeño slices and a few crushed peanuts before serving.
Bon Appétit!

Don't forget to tag me on Twitter or Instagram at @ElleYeah if you give this recipe a try. I'd love to see your take on it!

What's your favourite way to stay healthy in the kitchen? 

- Elodie a.k.a. Deliciously Elle 
  1. Hi there, that look amazing!! i might make this for myself in the week.

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    1. Do! It's so easy to make too. x

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  2. Wow Elodie this looks absolutely delicious. I'll be round for dinner OK?!
    Sophie
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    1. Of course! You know you're always welcome! x

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  3. Ca donne tellement envie de manger sainement ! Merci pour cette toute jolie recette qui prouve qu'on peut être vegan et gourmande :D

    Léa-Marie de www.mysweetcactus.com

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    1. Je suis contente que ça te plaise! x

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  4. Mmmm this looks great and I'm vegan so I'm definitely going to have to try making it soon! Added to my recipe bookmarks ;)

    Lots of love, Em | emilyrosevass,com

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    1. Let me know how you like it! x

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  5. Oh gosh this just looks amazing, I love a pad thai and this sounds just delicious x

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    1. Sounds right up your street then! : ) x

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  6. Oh my! That's Tuesday's dinner sorted for me then. Looks absolutely amazing.

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    1. Can't wait to see if you like it! x

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  7. This looks simply divine I am a vegetarian and cannot wait to try this vegan pad thai dish!

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  8. Oh my god this sounds beautiful! I can't wait to try it out for myself!

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    1. I can't wait to hear your thoughts! : ) x

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  9. This sounds and looks yummy. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. You're welcome! I always struggle to find good, healthy lunch options so I thought I'd share this one. x

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  10. Oh wow, this looks so yummy! xx

    Julie
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  11. Wow this looks so delicious even though I love meat I would happily swap out a few days to eat dishes like this X

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    1. Thanks! It's a great dish for those days when you don't want to eat meat, but it's also delicious with chicken if you wanted to add in some protein. : ) x

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    1. You know you're welcome to come over for lunch anytime! ; ) x

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  13. I've been looking for new recipes to try out with my spiraliser and this looks delicious, I'm going to try it out :)

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    1. Do and let me know if you like it! It's definitely one of my favourite recipes to make using my spiraliser. x

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  14. This looks delicious! We eat a combination of vegan and veggie food so I'll add this to our recipe list X

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    1. Let me know how you get on! : ) x

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  15. looks fab! x

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  16. What, no brain dust?! This looks so good - I love PB2! X

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    1. Nah, I just put my brain dust in my morning green juice. It's easier that way. ; ) x

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