Vegan Pad Thai Style Noodles and Veggies
What a journey raw food can take us on! It all started with a longing for Vegan Pad Thai, took a stop along the way to make raw fresh coconut milk and ended up with this wonderful Asian inspired dish that really isn’t Vegan Pad Thai at all!
The flavors are fresh, bright and inspiring. The sauce, made from almond butter, coconut milk and tamarind combines with the fresh veggies and kelp noodles beautifully. Feel free to experiment with your veggies in this dish. This is a great dish for dinner or lunch and keeps well for a few days. Kelp Noodles are a fun addition. They have little to no taste so pick up the flavors of the sauce and other veggies beautifully. They bring a delightful fresh crunch to the dish.
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- 1 tablespoon agave or other liquid sweetener
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons nama shoyu
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon ground tamarind
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon chili flakes
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon Nama Shoyu (Use Tamari for gluten free)
- 1 lime, juice from
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- 1 cup sliced pea pods
- 2 cups mung bean sprouts
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 mango, diced
- 2 cups kelp noodles
- marinated mushrooms (from above)
- Mix together sweetener, olive oil, and nama shoyu. Pour over sliced mushrooms and marinate. This can be done the night before for more flavor. Set aside.
- Place all sauce ingredients in high-speed blender. Blend until smooth (alternatively you can whisk). Place in refrigerator for at least an hour to thicken.
- Drain and pat dry the mushrooms. Mix together with the rest of the veggies in a large bowl. Mix in sauce, 1/2 cup at a time to taste.
pallas wrote on February 26, 2014
gonna try it tonite.. thanks a lot!!!
Catherine Parrish wrote on November 17, 2013
Nice recipe. I’ve enjoyed quite a few of your recipes so far and they have inspired me to improvise more. Just a suggestion…I think next time I will switch the proportions of almond butter and coconut milk. My sauce was a little too thick. I also like it really spicy so I added a couple of fresh Thai peppers. Thanks again!
Susie wrote on July 23, 2013
My local whole foods has the kelp noodles in the Asian section 😉
Shaz J wrote on May 4, 2013
Could you recommend a raw alternative for kelp noodles? I’ve tried all my local Asian stores but no luck.Thank you!
Susan wrote on May 5, 2013
You can use any raw noodle. Zucchini, etc.
Tessa wrote on January 25, 2013
Is this dish better served hot or cold?
hez wrote on October 28, 2012
I’ve been lurking and making a few recipes over the last month or so (rejuvelac! manicotti!). Well, today I made the Thai style noodles and oh. my. god. it’s fabulous. I omitted the mango and bean sprouts as I don’t like either too much, and added a ton of cilantro and red jalepeno. I’m new to eating and cooking raw and you’re helping me along the way. Thank you so much for this website.