Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad

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Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Are you neglecting your own needs ’cause you’re always looking after someone else’s—say, your sniffly kids or a needy partner? Take a breather! Seriously: it’s time you treated yourself to a dead-simple, colorful, and super satisfying meal that you can get from fridge to mouth in 10 minutes or less. Use the extra time you save to flop on the couch and watch a trashy episode of your favorite Real Housewives franchise. (Me? I like to savor my zoodle bowl with the ladies from Hotlanta.)

Serves 1

Ingredients

Dressing:

Salad:

  • 1 medium zucchini, ends trimmed
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup leftover cooked chicken, shredded
  • ¼ avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Equipment

Method

Make the dressing in a large bowl by combining the sunflower seed butter, sriracha, lime juice, and a pinch of salt.

Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Whisk well to blend a thick sauce. Ta-dah!

Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Now go grab your veggies and leftover cooked chicken from the fridge.

Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Grab your vegetable spiralizer and make your zoodles. (My new favorite spiralizer is The Inspiralizer, designed by Ali Maffucci. Of course, if you’re not going to make veggie noodles all the time, you can just buy an inexpensive julienne peeler or an Oxo handheld spiralizer.)

Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Finish dicing and chopping your other veggies and herbs.

Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Dump the raw zoodles into the bowl of dressing…

Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…and add the julienned carrots and chicken.

Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Toss well to combine.

Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

If you’re feeling fancy, transfer the salad to a clean bowl and top with cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado, green onions, cilantro, and toasted sesame seeds.

Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Go ahead and eat. You deserve it!

Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

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