Not only is this dish delicious but it packs a powerful nutrient punch too! I absolutely love the subtle taste of celery root together with the delicate flavors of carrots, zucchini and yellow squash which is what makes up the “noodles” of this dish.
As you can tell from the photo, this meal turns out more like a pasta dish than a salad dish which is definitely part of its charm. My husband needed to add a little salt to his but I thought that it was irresistible as is!
Despite the fact that the dish is tossed in a mango sauce and incorporates some deliciously sweet fruits, it’s surprisingly rich in both flavor and texture. I found myself thoroughly enjoying this meal and smiling with each bite I took… I’m thinking that there is a good chance you’d like it too
Here is What You Will Need for 2 Servings:
- 1 Zucchini
- 1 Celery Root (celeriac), or another zucchini if you can’t or don’t want to add celeriac
- 2 Medium Carrots
- 1 cup beet greens, spinach, chard, or Chinese cabbage thinly sliced or shredded
- ½ cup sliced red, orange, or yellow bell pepper
- 4 radishes, thinly sliced
- 1 apple thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp currants
- 1 cup chopped mango
- 1/4 cup fresh coconut meat -OR- 1/8 cup coconut milk –OR- 4 Tbsp coconut flakes/butter
- Spices to taste (optional! Ideas: black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, onion, basil, mint)
Putting it All Together:
This is an easy dish to put together. Simply spiralize or peel the “pasta” ingredients to make noodle like specimens. Spiralizing results in more spaghetti like strands while peeling will produce something like fettuccini. Put the “noodles” in a bowl and set aside.
Add your prepared vegetables (chopped, sliced, diced… whatever the ingredients call for) to the “noodles” and toss it all together. Set aside again J
Put all of the sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender and run it until the texture is smooth like cream. Taste it and think you’re in HEAVEN! Then, pour it over the “noodles” and vegetables before tossing it one last time until everything is nice and coated.
Did I say how much I enjoyed this dish?! I hope you do too! Let me know what you think. I’d love to hear any addition/replacement ideas
Until next time,