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Thai Som Tum Bacon Zoodle-Enjoy your favorite Thai som tum flavors with a fusion twist using zoodles, bacon, honey roasted pecans and granny smith apple! So easy, full of flavor and fun! | thai-foodie.com

Thai Bacon Som Tum Zoodles Recipe


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Description

Enjoy your favorite Thai som tum flavors with a fusion twist using zoodles, bacon, honey roasted pecans and granny smith apple! So easy, full of flavor and fun!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 pieces applewood bacon
  • 2 cups fresh zoodles, uncooked
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 13 Thai chilis (depending on spice preference)
  • 1/2 cup green beans cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup Granny Smith apple, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup honey roasted pecans, chopped into chunks

Thai Bacon Som Tum Zoodle Sauce

  • 2 tbsp lime juice, to taste
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste, to taste
  • 1.5 tbsp fish sauce, to taste
  • 1 tbsp sugar, to taste

Instructions

  1. Make the bacon the method you enjoy most, pan, microwave or bake until it’s crispy. Cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Smash the garlic and chili in a mortar and pestle if you have one. If not, just smash it with the back of a chef’s knife.
  3. Mix all the veggies together along with the zoodles in a bowl, reserve the bacon and pecans for later.
  4. Whisk the Thai Bacon Som Tum Zoodle Sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Add each ingredient a little at a time until it reaches the flavor profile you like. For this dish, I like it more sour and sweet, but make it however you enjoy, and don’t forget the honey roasted pecans you sprinkle at the end will also add some sweetness to it. If you add too much of one ingredient, add a little water to balance the taste, and then add a little more of whatever flavor it’s lacking.
  5. Once it’s reached the flavor you like, sprinkle the bacon and pecans on top, and eat immediately. One time I made the mistake of adding the bacon and nuts too soon, and they got all soggy instead of crispy, so learn from my lesson, and don’t add them until you are ready to serve it!
  6. Enjoy alongside other Thai dishes you love, or eat on it’s own for lunch!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3-4