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Spring Vegetable Pad Thai (Vegan)

Spring Vegetable Pad Thai with asparagus, edamame, peanut rice noodles, and more! This gluten-free, vegan recipe comes together quickly and is a much healthier option than takeout!

Spring Vegetable Pad Thai - vegan and gluten free | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #recipe #vegetarian

Making it in the comfort of your own home using fresh, seasonal ingredients! When I’m feeling like bringing the takeout in, I’m probably ordering one of two things (okay, I’m ordering both things): Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce or (and) Pad Thai. #PadThaiOverPizzaForDays.

In honor of my love for Pad Thai, I’m sharing with you an easy version of the meal. A vegetarian version. A healthy version!

A totally inauthentic version.

A typical Pad Thai is made with peanut oil, fish sauce, and tamarind paste all mixed up with rice noodles, chicken, tofu, shrimp, bean sprouts, and scrambled egg. It’s a meat-lover’s noodle bowl.  While I love the animal-infused Pad Thai, I figured I’d throw in some spring vegetables and make a vegetarian meal of it.

Spring Vegetable Pad Thai - vegan and gluten free | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #recipe #vegetarian

In lieu of the meat, I included asparagus, edamame, cabbage, carrot, and bell pepper. Instead of the peanut oil, fish sauce and tamarind paste, I made a simple peanut sauce. I replaced soy sauce with liquid aminos to keep the recipe soy-free, and you’d never know the difference! So really what I’m trying to get at here, is this recipe really bares no resemblance to authentic Pad Thai, but it certainly tastes good! Plus, it’s jam packed with colorful, nutritious vegetables.

Spring Vegetable Pad Thai - vegan and gluten free | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #recipe #vegetarian

Pad Thai. It’s letting your hair down in the comfort of your own home.

Spring Vegetable Pad Thai - vegan and gluten free | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #recipe #vegetarian

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VictoriousButterfly

Thursday 21st of November 2019

Wondering if i can use a different kind of peanut butter my daughter is allergic to peanuts and almonds? would this be just peanuts grinded up in a vitamix as opposed to store bought peanut butter that has oil and sugar in it? Thanks

Julia

Thursday 21st of November 2019

Hi there! You can replace the peanut butter with any nut or seed butter. Cashew butter works great, or homemade nut butter will work marvelously too. Hope you enjoy! xo

Lola Nova

Wednesday 11th of June 2014

Thanks for sharing your 'non pad-thai' pad thai, I'll remember this next time i'm out of Tamarind paste and desperately need a pad thai fix! I like the idea of adding all the spring greens too, that will make it healthier and spread it further :)

Julia

Wednesday 11th of June 2014

You got it, Lola! I'm happy you like the recipe and enjoy the idea of veggie-ing it up! Let me know when you try it! :D

Gina

Monday 9th of June 2014

I made this last weekend and it was a-mazing! Definitely going in the favorite file.

Julia

Monday 9th of June 2014

Oh I'm so happy to hear it, Gina! I love that pad thai, myself! It's so fresh and doens't make you feel all weighted down like takeout does from time to time. :D

Joanne

Wednesday 4th of June 2014

Authenticity is overrated where deliciousness is involved! And I do love me some pad thai!!

Raquel @ My California Roots

Wednesday 4th of June 2014

I love love quick, inauthentic thai meals! It's easier then pretending to be the real thing, but just as tasty. This looks wonderful!

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