Top 11 Vegetarian-Friendly Thai Dishes
With lots of veggies, spices, and of course heaps of peanut sauce, there’s a lot to love about Thai cuisine. But the best part? It’s SO vegan and vegetarian friendly! Here are the TOP 5 delicious vegan Thai recipes you need to try!
GOLDEN SPRING VEGETABLE THAI CURRY
This spin on yellow curry packs in the veggies, with asparagus, bell peppers and golden potatoes. Feel free to switch it up by using your favorites, or whatever happens to be in season.
NORTHERN STYLE THAI COCONUT SOUP
Spicy Thai red curry paste is the perfect way to season up this creamy coconut milk-based soup from Choosing Chia.
THAI MASSAMAN CURRY WITH SWEET POTATOES AND TOFU
With lots of spices and a heavy hit of peanut butter, massaman curry is a proven crowd pleaser. This vegan curry puts a twist on traditional versions with the inclusion of sweet potatoes.
THAI LEMONGRASS SOUP
This refreshing soup is made with a gingery lemongrass broth, tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes. It’s full of flavor and light enough to be enjoyed year round.
TOFU & EGGPLANT RED CURRY STIR-FRY (PAD-PED)
Red curry paste and a splash of coconut milk serve as a spicy stir-fry sauce in this easy vegan spin on a Thai favorite.
THAI MANGO STICKY RICE SUMMER ROLLS
Like savory summer rolls? It’s time to try this sweet version from Quite Good Food. These rolls are stuffed with fresh mint, juicy mango slices, and creamy coconut rice.
VEGAN GREEN CURRY WITH TOFU & VEGGIES
Cilantro, basil and jalapeño peppers pack the flavor into the homemade vegan green curry paste that’s used to season up this spicy stew. Get the recipe here.
VEGAN THAI BASIL FRIED RICE
Have you ever had Thai basil? It’s warmer and spicier than the Italian basil most of us are used to. Get your hands on some so you can make this flavor-packed Thai fried rice from Vegan Richa.
FIVE SPICE DRUNKEN NOODLES
…and if you absolutely can’t get ahold of some Thai basil, try this hack: use regular basil and add a bit of Chinese five spice. The flavor profile is similar and it works great in these vegan drunken noodles.
THAI GREEN PAPAYA SALAD WITH TOFU
Be sure to use unripe (green) papaya for this salad: it needs to be nice and firm so you can shred it. Recipe from May I Have That Recipe.
PORTOBELLO PANANG CURRY
Panang curry is basically red curry with the addition of some peanut butter. So basically the best idea ever. This vegan version uses portobello mushrooms in place of the steak you’d find in many traditional versions!
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