Health-Helping Kelp Noodle Salad with Tamarind Dressing

¼ cup Pure Tamarind Paste (find a homemade recipe in Shari’s book!)

6 tablespoons coconut aminos

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon finely minced peeled fresh ginger

Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime

2 teaspoons bottled Asian chili garlic sauce or sambal oelek

1 (12-ounce) package kelp noodles, such as Sea Tangle brand, rinse, drained, separated, and fluffed

1 large carrot, peeled and shredded

1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 ¼ cups snow peas, trimmed and left whole, or thinly sliced

½ cup sliced fresh basil leaves

¼ cup packaged fresh cilantro leaves

 

In a large bowl, whisk the tamarind paste with the coconut aminos, garlic, ginger, lime zest and juice and chili garlic sauce. Add the kelp noodles, carrot, bell pepper, snow peas, basil and cilantro and toss. Serve immediately.