This epic salad is inspired by Thai cuisine and is a great way to celebrate the abundance of summer. The layers of colors, textures, and flavors please the palette on so many levels from crunchy romaine, to silky noodles, creamy guackalemole, sweet mangoes, and spicy umami dressing. A healthy and satisfying one-bowl meal. This is the ultimate party salad and I make it for all of our large gatherings.
Last year I hosted a raw food dinner party night and most of our friends and family had never had a raw vegan meal before. I made a number of my staple recipes including this salad, I even doubled the recipe and there were no leftovers, this salad was the absolute biggest hit!
This recipe makes a large amount so be prepared to share or portion out the dressing over two days so as not to wilt your greens. When serving to guests I like to use salad tongs to make sure they get each of the layers in their bowl and then let them mix it together, for presentation-sake. Get ready for a flavor explosion!!
- 2 heads romaine, roughly chopped
- 1 large carrot spiralized
- 1 cucumber spiralized
- 2 ataulfo mangoes, chopped
- ½ head cilantro, chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- GuacKalemole (see previous post)
- Spicy Peanut Dressing (see below)
- Chop your lettuce and cube your mangoes.
- Spiralize your carrot and cucumber, cut into manageable noodle lengths.
- In a large bowl, add your romaine as the base then add the veggie noodles on top.
- Drizzle with the spicy peanut dressing.
- Top with mangoes, guackalemole, and cherry tomatoes.
- ½ cup PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
- ½ cup filtered water
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon organic vegan sriracha
- Place all ingredients in a small bowl and wisk till smooth.
PB2 and organic vegan sriracha are available in the CK Store or at your local grocery.
If you need a spiralizer for the cucumber and carrot noodles, check out the Store where you can purchase the one I use in my kitchen, it’s available on Amazon and very affordable. You can also grab a jar of PB2 or bottle of Organicville Sriracha in the ‘pantry items’ section.