An overhead shot of a bowl of easy vegan pad Thai with chopsticks on top.

The Almost Pad Thai {Vegan Pad Thai Recipe}

An easy vegan pad Thai recipe made with lots of veggies and a delicious vegan pad Thai sauce. Forget takeout and make your own at home!
Excerpted from The Juice Truck. Copyright © 2017 Zach Berman and Ryan Slater. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Keyword vegan pad Thai, vegan pad Thai sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 475kcal
Author Dawn - Girl Heart Food


Pad Thai

  • 8 oz brown rice noodles -or specific pad Thai noodles
  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced zucchini
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced purple cabbage -use a mandoline if you have one
  • 1/4 cup crushed raw almonds or tamari almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced green onions


  • 1/4 cup almond butter -raw is best but roasted works too
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos sauce or tamari
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sriracha -optional


  • For the pad Thai, bring a large pot of water to boil and prepare the noodles according to the instructions on the package.
  • For the sauce, in a small bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Place a frying pan over medium heat and add the grapeseed oil, ginger, and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes, being careful not to let the garlic burn.
  • Add the carrots, zucchini, purple cabbage, and the rinsed and drained noodles. Add sauce. Thoroughly mix together all the ingredients and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Once the noodles look slightly seared, remove the pan from the heat. Top each serving with almonds, basil, and green onions.
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Nutrition (estimate only)

Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1670IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Nutrition Facts
The Almost Pad Thai {Vegan Pad Thai Recipe}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 588mg26%
Potassium 320mg9%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1670IU33%
Vitamin C 11.5mg14%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Nutrition estimate only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.