Vegetarian Pad Thai Recipe [20 Minute Meal]


Get the style of your favourite thai dish with a vegetarian twist on this simple veggie pad thai recipe. It’s prepared in simply 20 minutes and offers you the additional dose of veggies you want for a filling and flavorful dinner recipe.

Properly I had an entire intro to the submit pre-written all about why I really like 20 minute meals and the way the tagline of THM is “the place wholesome meets residing” as a result of well being is mostly not the centerfold of my life – however none of that appears related proper now. Well being is one thing that we’re all prioritizing proper now, not only for ourselves however for our complete society. There isn’t an entire lot of residing proper now. And that’s essential. It’s a season (or perhaps a number of) and generally we have to return to the drafting board and re-evaluate. Proper now this season is about self-isolating and taking good care of ourselves and the individuals we love.

That being stated, we will nonetheless eat nicely – and rapidly! This 20-minute veggie pad thai is not any exception. So whether or not you’re ordering your groceries in or taking a small outing to the shop, this recipe is for you. The entire household will adore it and it’s packed stuffed with veggies. To not point out the pantry staples you may as well hold available. So keep residence, keep wholesome and eat nicely associates! Pondering of you all.

What you Want for this Recipe:

  • rice noodles
  • sesame oil or peanut oil (can use coconut oil or olive oil for those who don’t have)
  • yellow onion
  • garlic cloves
  • 4 cups of veggies (broccoli, bell pepper, broccolini, bok choy and many others…)
  • giant eggs
  • candy chili sauce (use extra for those who like additional spicy)
  • soy sauce (or tamari)
  • fish sauce (skip if vegan or strict vegetarian)
  • tamarind puree
  • lime
  • coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)


What’s Tamarind Puree?

You most likely seen a wierd ingredient on the checklist: tamarind puree. I needed to make an observation of this as a result of this ingredient shouldn’t be skipped. Conventional pad thai recipes all the time use tamarind puree or paste. Many americanized variations skip this and use substances like ketchup as an alternative. Whereas I completely get it may be exhausting to return by, belief me once I say that this veggie pad thai recipe is sooooooo a lot better with tamarind puree.

You should purchase it at most Asian grocery shops and even Complete Meals has it! It’s also possible to order it on-line right here. Typically it comes as a brick of paste slightly than a puree. If that’s the case, scoop off a tablespoon of the paste and blend it in with a 1/4 cup of scorching water. Use this rather than the two tablespoons of puree that this veggie pad thai recipe requires. It additionally lasts a very long time so you may make this recipe many occasions. I promise you that it’s going to make all of the distinction!

How To Customise This Recipe:

You’ll see that this veggie pad thai recipe requires 4 cups of veggies. I left this open to customization as a result of I actually love making this recipe once I wish to expend veggies in the home. I’ve most likely made it with nearly each sort of veggie, however for those who’re searching for inspiration, listed here are a number of concepts:

  • broccoli
  • bell pepper
  • broccolini
  • bok choy
  • cauliflower
  • bean sprouts

I additionally generally add tofu or rooster to this recipe. This provides time to it so as a rule I simply go for eggs however be at liberty to pan fry rooster or tofu or use leftovers and add on to the recipe.

A couple of different swaps you may make: tamari and even coconut aminos for soy sauce, brown sugar for coconut palm sugar and you’ve got a pair completely different choices for oils, although personally I desire sesame oil.

As for toppings, sky’s the restrict! Crushed peanuts make it really feel extra genuine however be at liberty to additionally add inexperienced onions, cilantro, additional lime juice or chili flakes for a spicy kick.

Most significantly: get artistic and have enjoyable! Let your time within the kitchen be pleasurable slightly than a burden. Belief me, it can change your life.


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20-Minute Veggie Pad Thai


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Get the style of your favourite thai dish with a vegetarian twist on this simple veggie pad thai recipe. It’s prepared in simply 20 minutes and offers you the additional dose of veggies you want for a filling and flavorful dinner recipe.

  • Writer: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Prepare dinner Time: quarter-hour
  • Complete Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For the sauce:

  • 2 1/2 tbsp candy chili sauce (use extra for those who like additional spicy)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp tamarind puree*
  • juice, 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup water

For the noodles:

  • 8 oz rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil or peanut oil (can use coconut oil or olive oil for those who don’t have)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups of veggies (broccoli, bell pepper, broccolini, bok choy and many others…)
  • 4 giant eggs

non-obligatory toppings: inexperienced onion, crushed peanuts, cilantro, chili flakes and many others..


  1. Warmth up water in a medium pot and cook dinner rice noodles based on bundle directions. Drain and put aside.
  2. In the meantime combine collectively all sauce substances and put aside.
  3. Add sesame oil (or no matter oil you might be utilizing) to a big pan or wok over medium-high warmth. Add onions and cook dinner till transluscent, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and selection of veggies and cook dinner for an extra 5 minutes. If veggies are nonetheless a pit exhausting place a prime on pan and permit to steam for a couple of minutes till cooked by way of.
  4. Push veggies to aspect of pan and crack eggs immediately into the pan. Stir to scramble and cook dinner for two minutes or till cooked during.
  5. Mix egg with veggies and add rice noodles.
  6. Prime with sauce till totally coated. Prepare dinner in sauce for about 3 minutes over low warmth or till noodles have absorbed a lot of the sauce.
  7. Serve instantly or retailer in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 2-3 days.

*Be aware: generally tamarind is available in a block of paste. If that’s the case use 1 tbsp of paste and blend it into 1/4 cup of scorching water.

Like this recipe? Listed here are a number of different simple dinner choices you would possibly get pleasure from:

  • Baked Chimichurri Salmon
  • Wholesome Kimchi Fried Rice
  • Za’atar Hen Sheet Pan Dinner
  • The Final Buddha Bowl

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