12 Sep 2013

raw vegan phở with hoisin sauce, broccoli, mushrooms, basil & sprouts


I promised you this recipe awhile ago, and now I am delivering. I got the idea to make raw phở a couple weeks ago and couldn't get the thought out of my mind. I mean, we all love phở right? But personally I am not too crazy about the high salt content and rice noodles. The fresh broccoli, warm, gingery broth, crunchy sprouts and aromatic basil, though? COUNT ME IN. 

This recipe has all the positives and none of the processed. Oh! Some other advantages? It's super cheap to make, and low-fat! (I know those factors are important to a lot of you.) It's basically no fat if you choose not to make the hoisin sauce but c'mon now - it's raw. vegan. hoisin. sauce. I want to literally bathe in this recipe. 


I couldn't have been happier with the flavour of the broth. I was a bit skeptical I could make it taste as great as the original but it honestly tastes BETTER. No kidding. You get the real, unrefined flavour of onion, garlic, ginger, coriander and cinnamon, with none of the excess salt. You can choose to warm it slightly with your broccoli and mushrooms on the stove like I did (this also steams the veggies a little bit which I love) or you can leave everything totally raw and enjoy it at room temperature. 


I basically inhaled two bowls of this; it was like a phở frenzy. I was so full I left the last bowl to my mom. I still have the taste of the dish in my mouth and I am now craving more... dang. Make this anytime you wanna warm up and ward off colds. The ingredients are all anti-cancer super foods that will keep you living long and smiling big. What's not to love?


raw vegan phở with hoisin sauce, broccoli, mushrooms, basil & sprouts
serves: 1-2

noodles:
1 large zucchini sliced into noodles on a mandolin, spiral slicer or cheese grater

broth:
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon chunk of peeled ginger
Dash of cinnamon and coriander, to taste
3 cups hot water
1 tablespoon miso (any kind will work) 
1 peeled garlic clove

hoisin sauce:
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon maple syrup (or other preferred sweetener)
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon coconut vinegar
1 peeled garlic clove

Toppings:
1 head of broccoli, cut into bite size pieces 
1/4 cup basil leaves
1/2 cup mung bean sprouts
3-4 sliced white mushrooms

To make the broth: blend all the ingredients until smooth. Strain if you want, and mix in your broccoli and mushrooms. You can either warm this mixture up on the stove (and simultaneously lightly steam the veggies) or leave as-is. I just love steamed broccoli and warm broth. Pour this over your noodles in one or two bowls and top off with sprouts and basil leaves. 

To make the sauce: blend all the ingredients until smooth. If it's too thick, add some water. Pour over your phở bowl(s) and DIG IN WITH CHOPSTICKS. 

24 comments:

Ty Felida said...

Really looking forward to making this recipe, since it uses mostly ingredients that I usually have!

Not so sure on where to find the tamari, coconut vinegar, or almond butter though..

esther said...

woah mama!

Anonymous said...

While I appreciate what you have come up with here, I'm not sure it should really carry the name 'pho'. That's a big call.

Cassandra Gonzalez said...

Looks amazinggg!

Emily von Euw said...

People can call it what they want - I'm just naming the inspiration to give people an idea of what this tastes like - and thats pho! :D

Emily von Euw said...

substitutions: soy sauce instead of tamari, any kind of vinegar instead of coconut vinegar, and any nut butter :)

T.V. said...

LLLLike it! Another creative savory recipe: more, more, more!!!

Anonymous said...

What could I substitute the tamari and miso with? No soy for me...

Lindsey MM said...

For replacements that taste similar there is coconut aminos and chickpea miso. There are other bean misos as well. I have seen these in my health food store or in the Natural Foods section of my grocery store. They are both a bit spendy (around $7-$12 depending on where you buy them), but they are yummy and last a long time! Hope that helps :)
http://www.amazon.com/Coconut-Secret-Organic-Vegan-Aminos/dp/B003XB5LMU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379081888&sr=8-2&keywords=coconut+aminos
http://www.southrivermiso.com/store/p/4-Chickpea-Miso.html

Lindsey MM said...

Great recipe! I am so excited to try this -- I have loved all of your soups & savory dinners in a bowl that you have posted on your website. I had found a different recipe for vegan pho, but this one tops it for miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you! :D

Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate said...

Not only do I love the recipe, the pictures are amazing. I'm loving the white background and the simplicity of it all!

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Oh yum. I should make this, I'm ill right now :(

Ty Felida said...

Well, I can do those! Thank you, haha.

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Cole said...

I made this for dinner on a rainy day. It was perfect. Thank you so much for sharing! My husband and I loved it

Koko said...

Love me some pho!! Looks awesome, Em!

Fran said...

Oops, careful with raw white mushrooms...
http://www.prevention.com/health/health-experts/ask-dr-weil-it-true-you-should-never-eat-mushrooms-raw
What do you think about it?

Emily von Euw said...

People have notified me of this problem but personally I'm fine eating raw mushrooms. It's totally up to each person to make up their own mind :)

Anonymous said...

I'd never heard of pho. This recipe was my dinner tonight and it was SO yummy. omg.

amilee said...

OMG...I just made the hoisin sauce (in preparation for dinner tonight) and IT IS AMAZING!!! Thankyou for this wonderful recipe!! I can't wait until dinner tonight :)

Leslie said...

Hi Emily! I love your blog and I've made a couple I recipes now, all amazing. I'd like to make this and other recipes with zucchini noodles. What kind of spiral slicer do you use? Thanks so much, keep up the good work!

Emily von Euw said...

A spirooli :D You can buy them online..
Em

Melissalyn Brooks said...

I made this for my family tonight, I was amazing everyone liked it I even sent some home with daddy who's a "meat and potato" kinda guy. He told my mom to micerave hers though. When I sent him home while covers I gave him instructions that he could only heat up the broth in his vitamix haha.

Damaris said...

Thank you for showing me how easy it is to make a delicious miso broth!