Pad Thai Salad (Low Carb!)

This is a cracker of a salad!

Fresh, crunchy, satisfying with a deliciously sweet/sour/zingy/crazy dressing that will quickly become your new obsession.

I used my spirilizer to get the pad thai “noodley” effect, but you could just as easily use a veggie peeler to make ribbons instead.

I added left-over roast chicken to mine, but shrimp would be a winner too! Even tofu would hit the spot, if you’re that way inclined.

Swap out the occasional box of takeaway noodles for this pile of goodness:

And you’ll reap the rewards. A bowlful:

~ Is full of antioxidants and cancer fighters.

~ Chockablock with beta-carotene (anti ageing and metabolism boosting!)

~ Cleanses, fights all sorts of skin problems; from acne to dry skin, and even wrinkles.

~ Actively reduces cholesterol levels and battles heart disease.

~ Gives your liver a boost when it comes to clearing out past party sins.

~ Most importantly, fills you up with none of the bloating or inevitable regret!

It’s another cheeky Anti Diet recipe, that tastes so good you wont feel like you’re missing out.

Just look at all that flavour ^ oozing out all over the place!

To make enough for two generous portions, you’ll need:

1 Cucumber

2 Large carrots

2 Spring onions

1 Handful of fresh coriander

1 Handful of fresh mint

1 Handful of peanuts (roughly chopped/smashed)

A couple of handfuls of shredded chicken/beef/duck/prawn/tofu/boiled eggs/whatever you fancy!

Dressing:

Juice of 1 lime

3tbsp Sesame oil

3tbsp Soy sauce

1tbsp Fish sauce

1tbsp chilli flakes

1tsbp honey

1 Clove of garlic

I’m aware that this isn’t a classic Pad Thai recipe, but trust me… you’ll love it.

Start by turning your carrots and cucumber into noodles/ribbons. Pop them into a large bowl.

(If you’re in the market for a spiralizer, this is the best of any I’ve tried.)

Use a pair of scissors to snip the spring onions over the top.

Add your protein.

Snip over your coriander.

And your mint.

Now make you’re dressing.

Peel your garlic, add the rest of the ingredients.

Shake it up baby!

Twist and shout! Come on, come on, come, come on baby now, come on and work it on out!
Well work it on out, honey, you know you look so goooood…

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Pour it over your salad.

Mmmm… breathe in that goodness! Fragrant.

Toss it up.

Bash up your nuts.

And sprinkle over the top.

Step back and admire your handiwork…

Phuket, let’s eat!

Tuck in.

Appethaising, or what?!

It’s easily converted into a packed lunch, too.

Just try and take the dressing separately, and pour it over when it’s Thai-m to feast.

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