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Red Curry Peanut Noodle Salad

This plant based Asian vegan curry pasta salad features fresh produce, and raw vegan noodles to create a delicious and healthy red curry salad. This Red Curry Peanut Noodle Salad recipe makes a great healthy dinner, or a lunch meal prep. This raw vegan noodle salad is: gluten-free, oil-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, and whole foods plant based.
vegan curry pasta salad
vegan curry pasta salad

It’s no secret around here that I love Asian cuisine. I loved going to Asian restaurants growing up before I was vegan, and I absolutely loved when my mom would make Pad Thai. Thankfully when I went vegan in 2018, I fell even more in love with Asian food. There are so many dishes that are traditionally vegan and there are so many that can easily be made vegan. A whole new world of vegan food was opened up to me! Recipes like this vegan curry pasta salad are the perfect way to enjoy all the delicious Asian flavors you love, while still eating healthy!

Why make homemade Vegan Asian dressings?

Oh, how we wish vegan food was just spelled out for us everywhere we go! Unfortunately it’s not. Although there are tons of Asian recipes that are made vegan, there are a few things that you need to be on the lookout for:

  • Fish sauce: a lot of processed Asian sauces contain fish sauce in them, so that is why I always opt for homemade, or the certified vegan curry paste down below!
  • Natural/artificial flavorings: did you know that natural flavors can mean literally anything in the world? If a product contains natural flavors, make sure that it is certified vegan!
  • Miso soup (only at restaurants): this is an easy substitution when you make it at home, since the main ingredient is miso paste, but when you order it at most restaurants, it contains fish flakes!

I could go on forever, but I just wanted to give a little background as to why I always make my own sauces and dressings. Although it might take a little more time, I promise these homemade sauces and dressings are super simple (like the one featured in this vegan curry pasta salad), and way better for your health!

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Making gluten-free pasta salad?

Well, it’s not to put it bluntly. You may be asking me why I make so many gluten-free recipes? Here’s the thing, people with gluten allergies and/or intolerances should avoid gluten, obviously. If you are not then I would not always advise you to choose gluten. If health is your main concern (and you do not have a gluten allergy), then opt for whatever option provides the most nutrients while still having a delicious flavor. All of my gluten-free recipes are made with nutrient dense gluten-free flours, ensuring that they are nutrient dense!

I love using rice noodles and kelp noodles (the noodles featured in this vegan curry pasta salad recipe), because they contain lots of great nutrients, and they are naturally gluten-free. I also love using bean based pasta for another healthy gluten-free options. If you are going to eat gluten, always opt for whole wheat, and I am sure you will achieve all your health goals! If you’re looking for more gluten-free noodle recipes, check out some of my favorites:

Is Vegan curry pasta salad a low sodium recipe?

It is! Although sodium is not one of the worst things you can consume, I still think as a society we brush it off too much. I always look for the lowest sodium options when creating recipes such as this vegan curry pasta salad. I love green curry, but red curry usually contains way less sodium! If sodium is your highest concern, look for red curry instead of green. I also always suggest using liquid aminos instead of soy sauce, because it contains about a 3rd of the sodium! I love coconut aminos too, but they have a sweeter taste, whereas liquid aminos taste just like soy sauce!

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How to eat more healthy raw vegan recipes:

Although I believe that eating a raw vegan diet is extremely healthy, I personally don’t ever see myself becoming a raw vegan. However, with that said I do believe that it is a good idea to incorporate more raw vegan meals into your diet. I made this vegan curry pasta salad a raw vegan recipe with just one simple substitute: kelp noodles. I love kelp noodles! There’s a bit of a learning curve to making them, but once you have them figured out you are golden! Kelp noodles are a great substitute, because they are much less calorie dense than traditional noodles. That right there is the biggest reason that I believe it’s a good idea to eat more raw vegan meals: they are less calorie dense. This allows you to eat more nutrient dense foods without the added calories! Sounds like a win win if you ask me!

Why make this Vegan Curry Pasta Salad:

Like I touched on in the last paragraph, this vegan curry pasta salad recipe is packed full of nutrient dense produce and flavorful spices, yet is a healthy low calorie pasta recipe. However the healthy aspects are not the only reason you should make this Red Curry Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe. This raw vegan pasta recipe is perfect for healthy meal prep, and is a budget friendly healthy recipe! Since this kelp noodle recipe uses fresh produce that doesn’t get soggy, you can store this recipe prepped in the fridge for days! Lastly, this recipe uses very affordable produce and seasonings for the perfect affordable vegan recipe!

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Ingredients for Red Curry Peanut Noodle Salad:

  • Red curry paste
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Liquid aminos
  • Broccoli
  • Bell pepper
  • Water chestnuts
  • Green onions
  • Cilantro
  • Rice noodles
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Lime juice
  • Edamame
  • Carrots
  • Purple cabbage
vegan curry pasta salad

Red Curry Peanut Noodle Salad

This plant based Asian vegan curry pasta salad features fresh produce, and raw vegan noodles to create a delicious and healthy red curry salad. This Red Curry Peanut Noodle Salad recipe makes a great healthy dinner, or a lunch meal prep. This raw vegan noodle salad is: gluten-free, oil-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, and whole foods plant based.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 1 package kelp noodles
  • 2 cups purple cabbage
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 crowns broccoli
  • 1 can water chestnuts
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 cups edamame
  • 3 green onions
  • 1/2 cup cilantro

Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Begin by boiling water for the noodles.
  • Chop the cabbage into thin slices, cut the pepper into strips, shred the carrots, and chop the broccoli and green onions. Add to a large bowl with the water chestnuts.
  • Boil the noodles.
  • Make the dressing by combining the peanut butter, red curry paste, liquid aminos, ginger, minced garlic, lime juice, and 1/4 cup of water.
  • Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. Toss the noodles with the vegetables, and coat with the dressing. Top with cilantro. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword easy clean eating recipes, easy vegan dinner recipes, plant based noodle recipe, red curry, rice noodles
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  4. 5 stars
    This is such an incredible salad, packed full of healthy and nutritious ingredients. The peanut curry sauce is absolutely delicious.

  5. 5 stars
    love this vibrant color curry!! I can’t wait to make it!

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  8. 5 stars
    This salad became one of my favorite lunch options!

  9. 5 stars
    perfect salad. I love the balance of peanut butter! it isn’t too heavy !

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