The amazing complex flavors of pad thai are understandably a favorite among many people. Noodles, veggies and an incredible sauce all combine to make a dish that it would be hard not to love! While takeout pad thai is awesome, these 10 homemade recipes have so many benefits – you can add whatever you like, avoid fish sauce and other non-vegan ingredients, and also help out your budget! Check out these recipes on our Food Monster App for the best dinner you’ll have this week.
1. Pad Thai With Tofu in Peanut Sauce
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Pad Thai With Tofu in Peanut Sauce from Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek is a plant-based and gluten-free comfort meal, creamy and delicious! Ready in just 15 minutes. If you’ve never cooked with rice noodles, or peanut sauce, or tofu, there is no need to be intimidated by this dish. It’s actually super easy, and the whole meal comes together in just about 15 minutes. And oh, there’s almost no cooking involved! Yay! We’re all for minimum cooking / maximum taste meals!
2. Zoodle Pad Thai
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This Zoodle Pad Thai from Tiana Haines provides a low-carb alternative to regular pad Thai. The homemade peanut sauce adds such a wholesome, spicy, and delicious flavor that complements the cool, crisp noodles. This dish just goes to show you that even with minimal ingredients, you can have a meal that’s full-flavored and delicious.
3. Almond Ginger Pad Thai
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The smooth, creamy, sauce is really the star here in this twist on the Thai classic. Though it is traditionally made with a peanut base, this Almond Ginger Pad Thai from Molly Patrick calls for almonds because they’re incredibly healthy and they add a fantastic depth of flavor. The ginger, lime, and cilantro that round out the sauce. Perfect over tender noodles and sautéed veggies.
4. Raw Twisted Pad Thai With Spicy Peanut Sauce
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The peanut sauce in this Raw Twisted Pad Thai With Spicy Peanut Sauce from Sara Alisson is tangy, just like the pad thai you order for take out. This pad thai will have you feeling satisfied and happy!
5. Miso Vegetable Pad Thai
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This delightfully simple recipe for pad Thai will give you your favorite dish without the hassle of having to leave the house or wait for delivery. This Miso Vegetable Pad Thai from Liz Martone combines tender bell peppers and carrots with brown rice noodles and tosses them all in a creamy, homemade pad Thai sauce that replaces fish sauce with a bit of miso to give the dish a bold, authentic flavor.
6. Pad Thai Nachos
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Get ready for your new favorite fusion food, Pad Thai Nachos from Conscious Chris! These have all the spicy tangy goodness of pad thai combined with the salty, crunchy flavors of nachos. This dish is super easy to make and is great to serve when you’re having a party.
7. Raw Super Sprout Pad Thai With Spicy Peanut Sauce
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This Raw Super Sprout Pad Thai With Spicy Peanut Sauce from Alex and Linda Meyer is made from spiralized vegetables which are perfectly complemented by a delicious chili peanut sauce. You’ll never be bored of this dish as each vegetable contributes its own unique texture and flavor!
8. Raw Zucchini Pad Thai
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Spiralized carrots and zucchinis make the perfect noodles in this recipe for Raw Zucchini Pad Thai from Chantelle Zakariasen. The zucchini is soft, the carrots have just a little bit of bite to them, and it’s all topped with a creamy, spicy sauce that you’ll want to put on everything. This is a light, flavorful meal that’s great for lunch!
9. Shirataki Pad Thai
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Shirataki noodles are thin, gelatinous Japanese noodles that are made from yams. They take the place of traditional rice noodles in this Shirataki Pad Thai recipe from Maggie Jones, offering a unique texture to this spicy Thai dish.
10. Peanut Butter Pad Thai
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The secret of this Peanut Butter Pad Thai from Kristen Genton is to add peanut butter to create a smooth a thick sauce that coats the noodles and gives tons of flavor. Tangy, salty, and slightly sweet. This Pad Thai sauce will quickly become you favorite go to sauce for noodles!
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