This Vegan Pad Thai recipe is quick and easy to make. And it is surprisingly reminiscent of that which you’d find at a restaurant—except it’s healthier and far more budget-friendly. This recipe will make enough to fill two hungry bellies.

This recipe can be prepared in just 5 minutes and cooked in 20. Check out the video above to see how it is done, or read through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions below.

Vegan Pad Thai Recipe
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Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 1 package of Brown Rice Pad Thai Noodles (8oz)
  • 2 tbsps of Olive Oil
  • 1 cup of Broccoli (Chopped)
  • ¼ cup of Carrots (Julienned)
  • 5 cloves of Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 4 tbsps of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsps of Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 lemon or 2 limes Juiced
  • 3 tbsps of Sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Sriracha (plus more for topping)
  • Pptional garnishes: grilled or fried tofu, sliced green onions, bean sprouts, chopped peanuts, lime

You don’t have to have broccoli. The vegetables used in this dish are customizable. So use your favorites.

Cooking Steps

  1. Soak brown rice pad thai noodles in hot water in a large bowl for 15 minutes or according to package directions.
  2. In a large pan, heat olive oil and sauté the broccoli, carrots, garlic, and any other veggies you’d like.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the 1 cup of water with soy sauce, peanut butter, lemon or lime juice, sugar, and Sriracha.
  4. Drain the soaked noodles and add them to the veggie stir fry pan along with the peanut sauce. Allow to cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with optional garnishes like tofu, sliced green onions, chopped peanuts, Sriracha, and/or a sliver of lemon or lime.

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