Cucumber and Carrot Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Cucumber and Carrot Noodles with Peanut Sauce (vegan, gluten free) - This Thai inspired salad has all the ingredients of spring rolls, but in salad form.

I have been having a blast with my spiralizer (affiliate link) since I got it last Christmas. I love coming up with different sauces to use on vegetable noodles. These Cucumber and Carrot Noodles with Peanut Sauce were inspired by spring rolls made into salad form. Spring rolls are one of my quick go-to dinners, so why not make them into a salad!

It has not only been fun creating the recipes, but eating them as well. I love this time of year because I gravitate more towards fresh veggies and fruit, instead of soup and other hot meals. Actually, I think we might finally be entering into cooler temps here in Tucson. (Fingers crossed.)

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Vegan Tzatziki Potato Salad

Vegan Tzatziki Potato Salad (gluten free) - Tzatziki is a Greek sauce that is served as a dip. Here I have used it to dress some Yukon Gold potatoes.

Before going vegan 17 years ago, I would order a Greek Salad and pita bread with tzatziki at Greek restaurants. Of course being vegan and gluten free, I don’t order them anymore. So I decided to veganize both the Greek Salad and the tzatziki. Now I just have to come up with a vegan gluten free pita bread recipe!

Looking at all the sides in my recipe archive, I realized I only have one potato salad – a Sweet Potato Salad with Agave Mustard Dressing. So, for my second potato salad, I thought why not make a Vegan Tzatziki Potato Salad.

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Maple Chipotle Cashews

Maple Chipotle Cashews (vegan, gluten free) - These sweet and spicy cashews will be the hit of your next party! They literally take only a few minutes to make.

Sweet and spicy is my absolute favorite flavor combination. These Maple Chipotle Cashews are just that. I made these about three or four times to get the spice level that I wanted. Yes, these are spicy!

The first time that I combined maple syrup and chipotle in adobo was in some Maple Chipotle Black Bean Lettuce Wraps with Mango Salsa. I fell in love with the combination and knew it would be a go-to in the future.

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Basil Dill Vinaigrette

Basil Dill Vinaigrette (vegan, gluten free) This addictive vegan salad dressing has fresh garden herbs, Dijon mustard, agave syrup, cheesy nutritional yeast, red wine vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil.

When life gives you basil and dill, you make Basil Dill Vinaigrette! In case you haven’t heard me say it before, I love the challenge of coming up with recipes using what I have in my pantry, and what needs to be used up in my fridge. Such was the case with this dressing.

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