Plant-Based Pad Thai

Plant-Based Pad Thai is a gluten-free, oil-free, high-protein version of a traditional pad Thai recipe. Delicious sautéed veggies and optional tofu, covered in a creamy peanut sauce and tossed with noodles!


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  • 8 Ounces Chickpea Linguine or Rice Noodles

Tofu (optional)

  • 1 14-Ounce Block Extra Firm Tofu
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Soy Sauce, Liquid Aminos, or Tamari


  • 1 Small Red Onion, chopped
  • 3 Medium Carrots, julienned (roughly)
  • 1 Large Crown Broccoli, chopped into small pieces
  • 12 Ounces Mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 Medium Stalks Celery, chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Large Zucchini, sliced
  • 2 Cups Frozen Edamame
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup Vegetable Broth, for cooking

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Chunky Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce, Liquid Aminos, or Tamari
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne
  • Salt, to taste

To Serve

  • Bean Sprouts
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Peanuts
  • Scallions
  • Lime Wedges
  • Sesame Seeds


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. If desired, cook the optional tofu. Slice the block of tofu into cubes and cook in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes, using a few tablespoons of soy sauce as cooking liquid. Set aside.
  3. Cook the vegetables. In a large skillet, cook the onions over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the carrots and broccoli and cook 4-6 minutes more, until the veggies are slightly softened. Add the mushrooms, celery, bell pepper, zucchini, and frozen edamame and cook another 4-6 minutes until all the vegetables are soft.
  4. While the veggies and pasta are cooking, whisk all the peanut sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. Serve the noodles, vegetables, and tofu tossed with the peanut sauce. Garnish with bean sprouts, cilantro, peanuts, scallions, sesame seeds and a drizzle of lime juice, as desired. Enjoy!