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Vegan Thai Recipes: Authentic Vegan Pad Thai


Vegan Thai Recipes: Authentic Vegan Pad Thai
Since returning from my trip in Thailand, I have been seriously missing the local flair. The fresh coconuts, sweet fruit pancakes, and the spicy aromas. The one dish I could not get enough of was the pad thai. A noodle dish stir fried with red chili pepper, bean sprouts, and garnished with crushed peanuts. The colors alone will make you fall in love.

To make this traditional Thai street food vegan friendly, I had to eliminate the eggs and modify the sauce. The flavor is still just as delightful, regardless of the change. I also pumped up the veggies in this dish with red pepper and carrots. Looking to add protein? Toss in some tofu and add extra crushed peanuts. This spicy yet sweet dish is quick, easy, and will help satisfy your desire for a local Thai dish.

Vegan Pad Thai


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
  • 1 package rice noodles
  • 1 carrot, spiralized
  • 1 red pepper, spiralized
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh spring onions
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk


1. Place the uncooked noodles in a bowl of cold water to soak.
2. Spiralize or slice the carrots and the red peppers.
3. In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
4. In a large pan, heat up 1 tablespoon of oil and add the veggies. Stir fry the veggies until they are soft. Once cooked, remove the veggies to a plate.
5. Drain the noodles from the cold water. Heat up another tablespoon of oil and add the garlic. Cook garlic for about one minute then add the noodles. Stir fry the noodles for about one minute.
6. Add the sauce and stir fry until the sauce thickens, about one to two minutes. Combine the veggies to the mix.
7. Move to a plate and garnish with spring onions and crushed peanuts. You may also add chili flakes for an extra kick.

Also by Jess: Sweet Potato Chickpea Coconut Stew

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Jess is a traveling teacher and wellness coach with a wanderlust soul. She has a passion for uplifting others and helping others realize their full potential. Jess enjoys going to different parts of the world to learn about wellness and discovering new ways to connect the mind, body, and spirit. Follow Jess on Instagram @thewellnesswanderess.
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