Raw Rainbow Salad with Creamy Coconut Sauce

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The spiralizer is one of my favorite kitchen tools because it can really aesthetically and texturally change a dish!  It’s fun to use (reminds me of my childhood “Play-Doh” cooking days, hehe) and gives the vegetables a different dimension than if they were just chopped and diced.  Being from an Italian family, growing up we had spaghetti once a week.  Not only that, but pasta got me through college (Raman Noodles anyone?)  Since becoming raw, I’m now cognizant that pasta is nothing more than flour and water paste.  Pasta = Paste!  With the spiralizer,  you can have your “pasta” and for the same price as a box; so no more, “boxed pasta is a cheap and easy meal” excuse! 😀

Once you make/spiral the vegetables, you’re options are really unlimited as to how you want to compliment them.  I chose to make a pad-thai inspired creamy coconut sauce and it really brought this dish together!  It has a sweetness that perfectly balances with the vegetables.  You can pour it over the salad like a sauce, or dip!  I made this specifically for my husband who isn’t on a raw diet and the sauce was a huge household hit!  So if you are having a hard time intergrading more vegetables into your diet, this recipe if for you!  Best of all, it’s a creamy delight that will won’t leave your stomach bloated or gassy like dairy creams.  This is one of those dishes that puts a huge smile on your face with every bite.

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Yields 2 Salads

Rainbow Salad

  • 2 Zucchinis (spiralized)
  • 2  cups Cabbage (shredded)
  • 2 Carrots (julienne)
  • 1 Red pepper (diced)
  • 1 Green pepper (diced)
  • 2 Green onions (sliced)
  • Sesame seeds for garish (optional)

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Coconut Cream Sauce

Yields 3-4

  • 1/2 cup Meat from a young coconut
  • 2 Medjool dates
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut water from a young coconut
  • 2 Tbsp Almond butter
  • 2 Tsp Lemongrass
  • 2 Tsp Raw coconut aminos
  • 2 Tsp Ginger (grated)
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until nice and creamy.
  2. Add sauce on to salad and Enjoy! Xx

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  2. Beverly Grant says:

    The pictures are enough to make my mouth water. This dish is as healthy as it is colorful. I’m wondering though if the taste of the coconut cream sauce would differ if I use whatever kind of date available and not just Medjool.

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  3. This looks fantastic and looks really healthy too! Thank you very much for this!

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