Recipe: Sarma's Sesame-Mixed Vegetable "Noodles" with Herbs

Sarma Melngailis is the co-founder and owner of Pure Food and Wine, a groundbreaking raw food restaurant located in New York City.

She is also the coauthor of Raw Food/Real World, a book of recipes, practical advice, and the story of how she made the change to a primarily raw and vegan lifestyle. Her second book is Living Raw Food: More Recipes from Pure Food and Wine.

Sarma's Sesame-Mixed Vegetable "Noodles" with Herbs

Serves 8 to 10

Equipment & Ingredients

Japanese mandoline

Sesame Dressing

1 cup sesame tahini

1/4 cup sesame oil

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup mellow red miso

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons filtered water

1/4 cup black sesame seeds

In a large bowl, whisk together the tahini, sesame oil, lemon juice, miso, and 1/2 cup of the water.

Add the remaining water a bit at a time and continue whisking until smooth.

Stir in the sesame seeds and set aside.

Vegetables

4 cups daikon radish, julienned on a mandoline

2 red bell peppers, cored and julienned

3 medium zucchini, julienned on a mandoline

3 medium carrots, peeled and julienned on a mandoline

6 baby bok choy, leaves thinly sliced on a bias

3 scallions, whites and about 1 inch of green, thinly sliced

1 big handful cilantro leaves

Sea salt

In a large bowl, toss all the prepared vegetables and the sesame dressing until evenly coated.

Season to taste with sea salt.

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