5 Easy Vegan Pad Thai Recipes

Pad Thai is one of our favorite Thai dishes. Actually, it’s one of our all-time favorite noodle dishes, period. The balance of sweet and salty, a little nutty and a touch of acidity makes for a well-rounded dish. Though we love this dish, we don’t always like all the oil, gluten, and animal products that are typically made with it. That’s why plant-based, wholesome Pad Thai options are so amazing.

Meet your new favorite way to enjoy takeout at home: our vegan and gluten-free Pad Thai Noodle Cup! With gluten-free rice noodles and delicious, savory Pad Thai sauce, this noodle cup is a wholesome way to satisfy your strongest cravings for takeout - except with ingredients that are amazing for you. Quick and easy, just add water to turn this noodle cup into a meal – or add some more ingredients to make it into a well-rounded dish like we’re doing in these recipes! 

Pad Thai Gluten-Free Noodle Cup

Every Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods product is vegan, made with whole foods ingredients, certified Non-GMO, and made with paper packaging from certified sustainably-managed forests. 

They’re here to help you feel your best – that’s why we make a wide variety of organic, gluten-free, and lower-sodium options to fuel your needs. From our famous vegan ramen cups made with organic ramen noodles to our organic lower sodium ready-to-serve soups, we make something for everyone.

Check out our favorite Pad Thai recipes below!

Top 5 Vegan Pad Thai Recipes

1. Vegan Pad Thai

vegan pad thai

Starting with our basic Pad Thai, this dish is perfect at its simplest form. This simple vegan Pad Thai recipe is only 4 steps and takes only 10 minutes to make. 

Top your Pad Thai noodles with fresh bean sprouts and cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and some crunchy peanuts to bring this dish to the next level.

2. Peanut Tempeh Pad Thai by PlantBasedRD

Peanut Tempeh Pad Thai by PlantBasedRD

For this Pad Thai recipe, we’re adding peanut tempeh and broccoli to our noodle base. Savory, crisp, and everything in between, @plantbasedrd has us drooling with this bowl, packed with tempeh and drizzled in our Pad Thai soup broth.

A sweet and salty peanut sauce flavors the tempeh, plus a bit of fresh ginger makes this Pad Thai pop.

3. Rainbow Vegan Pad Thai by Plantifullybased

Rainbow Vegan Pad Thai by Plantifullybased

Looking to get your veggies in? They say to eat the rainbow, and this recipe definitely does that. Francesca Bonadonna of Plantifully Based created this nourishing vegan Pad Thai packed to the brim with veggies and tasty Thai flavors.

We used bell pepper, red cabbage, carrots, edamame, and green onion to create a rainbow of veggies, but feel free to switch it up with a variety of different vegetables.

4. Pad Thai Buddha Bowl by Sweet Simple Vegan

Pad Thai Buddha Bowl by Sweet Simple Vegan

Now we’re starting to get creative. Pad Thai meets a veggie-packed Buddha bowl full of broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, spinach, and tofu coated in a delicious ginger miso dressing.

We partnered with Jasmine Briones of Sweet Simple Vegan to bring you this tasty recipe. Top your bowl with hemp hearts and sesame seeds for some extra nutrients and crunch.

5. Vegan Pad Thai Sushi by Chris Petrellese

Vegan Pad Thai Sushi by Chris Petrellese

This may be the peak of our Pad Thai creativity. Sushi made of Pad Thai noodles? If you’re all out of rice, don't run to the store – you can make sushi with noodles instead. No, it's not traditional, but it is a fun and creative way to make sushi.

We partnered with Chris Petrellese to bring you this recipe. You only need 5 ingredients for this recipe: Right Foods Pad Thai Asian Noodle Cup, nori seaweed, carrot, cucumber, and soy sauce for dipping. This one is so fun to make – perfect for a date night or a fun meal with a friend!

Final Thoughts

There are so many ways to spice up a cup of vegan Pad Thai Noodles. From your basic noodles with a couple toppings to sushi made using noodles, you can totally get creative with your instant noodle meals. Any way you make it, Pad Thai is one of the most delicious dishes because of its balance of sweet, salty, sour, and savory.

Every Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods product is vegan, made with whole foods ingredients, certified Non-GMO, and made with paper packaging from certified sustainably-managed forests. You know when you eat Right Foods products that you’re doing something good for your body and for the environment.

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