Raw Choko Noodle Salad with Asian Inspired Dressing and Fermented Kimchi
Today's lunch is a nice easy one! We recently got a spiralizer and it has to be one of the best kitchen gadgets ever!
Basically a spiralizer looks like this. I used the blade on the left to achieve the choko (also called chayote) noodles. I've also tried it with zucchini (courgette) and egglant (aubergine) so far, and they are all delish! The zucchini noodles are especially great in spaghetti bolognese!
Although last night I had the choko noodles in a different dish, party cooked, I really loved having them raw and crunchy today!
I added some dark cherry tomatoes, purple cauliflower and one large portobello mushroom to the noodles. Then mixed up the asian inspired dressing below using the Niulife Coconut Amino Sauce (I use this instead of soy sauce), it tastes totally fabulous, is organic and contains 17 amino acids (the building blocks of protein)!
I included turmeric in my dressing because it is one of the 'wonder' spices. Amongst other things, turmeric is said to help heart health, ward off depression, delay diabetes and perhaps even fight cancer. But very importantly it may also help against Alzheimer's and stroke. Needless to say I try to take some every day!
I topped off my salad today with organic fermented beetroot and kimchi from Ferment It which really made it pop, and some sesame seeds. Fermented foods are such a hot topic right now so you might be wondering what's all the fuss about? The short answer is that fermented foods are like teeny food super heroes, packed full of pre and probiotics to help aid digestion, gut health and immunity!
So here is the recipe for today. I hope you enjoy it!
1/2 choko (chayote) spiralized - or chopped finely
1 large portobello mushroom, chopped into chunks
5 dark cherry tomatoes, halved - or regular cherry tomatoes are fine
2 florets (chunks) of purple cauliflower, crumbled - regular cauliflower is also fine
1 tbsp Niulife Coconut Amino Sauce
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp turmeric powdered
1 tsp organic coconut sugar
Combine salad ingredients in a bowl.
Combine dressing ingredients in a cup and and pour over salad. Mix through.
Add fermented beetroot and kimchi and top with a few sesame seeds.
See, wasn't that an easy one? And so good for you too! Have a great day guys and stop by again soon ;)