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Warming Vegetable Laksa

Warming Vegetable Laksa | Mr Vitamins
Laksa is so warming, nutritious and incredibly delicious. It’s very simple to make and makes use of so many wonderful herbs and spices rich in nutrients and are even regarded as medicinal herbs. In combination, this Laksa will strengthen your immune system, enhance circulation, reduce inflammation, support cardiovascular health and is abundant in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. This Laksa is perfect for a cold winters night or when you are feeling run down.

Warming Vegetable Laksa

  • Paste:
  • • 2 stalks lemongrass (remove the outer layer and roughly chop)
  • • 4cm fresh ginger root
  • • 4cm fresh turmeric root (or 2 tsp powder)
  • • 3 cloves of garlic
  • • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • • 2 dried chilies
  • • 1 fresh bunch or coriander or parsley
  • • 2 brown onions (roughly chopped)
  • • ¾ cup raw cashew or macadamia nuts
  • • 2 tbsp tamari sauce
  • Laksa curry:
  • • 4 heaped tbsp of laksa paste
  • • 1 whole broccoli (chopped)
  • • 2 zucchinis (diced)
  • • 2 carrots (diced)
  • • 1 fresh lime (juiced)
  • • 1 tsp coconut sugar or 1 pinch stevia
  • • 1.5 cups coconut or oat milk
  • • 300ml water
  • • 2 stalks shallots (finely chopped (save a bit to garnish))
  • • 8 basil leaves (finely chopped (save a bit to garnish))
  • • 1 small handful of bean shoots to garnish
  • • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • • 200-300g nice noodles
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until well combined and a thick even paste is achieved. This may take up to 5-10 minutes depending on the power of your blender or processor.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan. Add the laksa paste and cook on medium heat for a few minutes, continuously mixing. This will release all the rich and warming flavours of all the spices.
  3. Add the water, lime juice, all veggies and coconut sugar or stevia. Bring to boil for 3 minutes then let simmer.
  4. Add the coconut or oat milk and simmer on a very low heat for 5 minutes or until the veggies are well cooked.
  5. While simmering, place the rice noodles in a medium sized pot with water. Bring to the boil for approximately 10. Occasionally stir to prevent sticking.
  6. Drain the noodles under hot tap water.
  7. Serve the noodles and Laksa and garnish with bean shoots, basil and shallots.
This Laksa is so simple to make and very versatile. You may even like to add any of your favourite meats, vegetables or tofu. The Laksa paste works a treat and adds so much incredible flavour and aroma in a quick stir-fry, stew or soup. Get creative and enjoy this super nutritious meal. However, be sure to prepare your own healthy Laksa paste to avoid vegetable and palm oils, artificial flavours, preservatives and sugar often added to store bought Laksa paste. Tip: You may like to prepare double or even triple the quantity of Laksa paste to store in the fridge or freezer to save doing this process for your next batch of Laksa!