Super Easy Vegan Pad Thai — Fo Reals Life

September 09, 2013 September 09, 2013/ Morgan

Hold on to your dinner plans, friends!!! Are you ready to get your super easy Vegan Pad Thai on? Better get yourself ready! 

This is a super duper easy simple version of vegan pad thai – with a ton of veggies.  

It isn’t a peanut sauce noodle dish (I’ve never had a Pad Thai in a restaurant that used peanut butter in the sauce!)  – it’s a wonderful Thai balance of sweet, sour, spicy and salty all in one dish with yummy noodles, colorful vegetables and crunchy roasted peanuts on top. 

I didn’t feel like doing a drawing for this one. I’m just feeling too lazy. So in the end the laziest thing I can do is just type out the recipe really quickly. If you’re feeling lazy too then consider this for dinner. You can get most of these veggies already shredded or chopped up and just toss it all together.  

Hey and if you use tamari it’s gluten free! Don’t say I never did anything for you. (Besides providing a ton of free recipes.. yeah…) 

Super Easy Vegan Pad Thai

(makes 4-6 servings)  

  • 8 oz medium wide rice noodles (can’t find em? use cooked fettucini instead.)
  • 4 cups bean sprouts
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 red bell peper sliced super thin
  • 2 shredded carrots
  • 5 green onions sliced thin
  • 4 Tablespoons lime juice (2-3 limes) 
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar (whatever kind you like) 
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 5 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts (optional but delicious)  
  • lime wedges for serving

Cook the rice noodles according to package directions (Mine had no directions so here’s what you do if you don’t have a clue: boil a big pot of water. Take it totally off the heat and stir in the noodles. Let them soak for 8-10 minutes.)  

Prepare all of your vegetables.

Make the sauce: mix together the lime juice, sugar, sriracha, garlic and soy sauce/tamari. Set aside

Heat a large non stick pan over high heat. Add in 2 cups of the bean sprouts, 1 cup shredded cabbage, all of the carrots, all of the red pepper, half of the green onions, noodles and the sauce you made. 

Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the noodles have soaked up the majority of the sauce. Turn off the burner, take the pan off the heat and add in the raw vegetables and cilantro. Garnish each serving with some chopped peanuts and serve with some lime wedges and sriracha. 

ENJOY! (And the leftovers are really good too so don’t feel bad when you eat them for breakfast like I did… mmmm….)  

September 09, 2013/ Morgan/