Healthy Vegan Pad Thai
I know most of you follow me for my sweet recipes, but I do get a lot of requests for some savory dishes too. I’ve been making more time to create easy lunch and dinner recipes that have minimal ingredients and are quick and easy to make. This healthy vegan pad thai recipe is just that.
This recipe is simple to make and comes together in under 30 minutes. First we will sauté the veggies until tender, then cook the noodles until soft, and lastly make the sauce that will pour over the two. It’s a three step process that is simple and easy to follow along too.
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Ingredients in Vegan Pad Thai
What makes this recipe so delicious is all of the seasoning and ingredients that are added into the sauce. This is what makes the dish so flavorful!
For the sauce you will need:
- low sodium soy sauce
- coconut amino acids
- veggie broth
- minced garlic
- coconut sugar
- sesame oil
- rice vinegar
- ginger powder
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- sesame seeds
- red pepper flakes or chili oil
For the veggies inside the pad thai you will need:
- white onion
- red bell pepper
- green bell pepper
- rice noodles
How to make healthy vegan pad thai
This vegan pad thai is a simple three step process that comes together in about 30 minutes.
Start by preparing your veggies. I always wash mine in a veggie wash to make sure I get rid of any pesticides that are hanging around. Then, chop accordingly: first slice the bell peppers, dice the white onion, and chop the carrots.
In a large pot, add in sesame oil (you may sub EVOO) and add in the diced white onion. Allow them to cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, add in the chopped carrots and stir once more. Allow the two to cook for a few minutes until carrots begin to soften.
Next add in the bell peppers, corn and broccoli and let cook for 3-5 additional minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat when done.
In the meantime, cook the rice noodles according to package. You want them to be al a dente, so to stop cooking 1 minute before the recommended time.
While the noodles are cooking, prepare your sauce. In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, veggie broth, coconut amino acids, garlic, coconut sugar, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and seasonings. Whisk until well combined and add in tapioca flour last, this will help the sauce thicken up.
When the noodles are done cooking, drain and rinse with cold water. Then add to the large pot with the veggies. Turn on the heat to low and add in the sauce. Mix until ingredients are well combined and veggies are well distributed throughout.
Top off with additional sesame seeds and peanuts. Serve warm or store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy up to 4-5 days.