Vegetarian Thai Recipes
1. Spicy Coconut Noodles
(Real Simple – image: Beatriz da Costa)
Scrumptious noodles and copious amounts of coconut. This is my idea of comfort food. It’s simple and light but incredibly satisfying!
2. Thai Squash and Pineapple Curry
Sweeten up your curry repertoire with some juicy pineapple. Combined with squash, green beans and spicy Thai red curry paste, this will undoubtedly become a favourite in your house.
3. Vegetable Summer Rolls
(Gourmet, Epicurious – image: Romulo Yanes)
Wrap a delicious selection of vegetables and noodles in rice-paper and dunk into a divine peanut sauce made with hot red pepper flakes, garlic and onion.
4. Spicy Sesame Noodles with Chopped Peanuts and Thai Basil
(Bon Appetit, Epicurious – image: Pornchai Mittongtare)
Vegans can substitute the egg noodles for angel hair pasta and then carry on cooking with vegan-friendly ingredients. This dish calls for drizzles and dashes of wonderful oils and sauces such as hot chili oil, sesame oil and balsamic vinegar which creates a delectable coating for the noodles.
5. Iceberg Lettuce with Carrot Ginger Soy Dressing with Cilantro and Red Thai Chiles
(Food Network, Dave Lieberman)
Sometimes a wedge of iceberg lettuce needs a little ‘wake-up call’ and this recipe will certainly do that courtesy of a red Thai chile, ginger, rice wine vinegar and cilantro garnish.
6. Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
(Real Simple, Susie Theodorou – image: Beatriz Da Costa)
When only a bowl of warming soup will do, this spicy recipe is sure to impress. It captures the flavours of Thailand perfectly with red curry paste, coconut milk and fresh ginger.
7. Yellow Coconut Rice
(The Australian Women’s Weekly – image: Ian Wallace)
If you are all riced out and crave a little twist on the usual steamed rice, you could try this recipe made with coconut cream, turmeric and saffron.
8. Pumpkin Curry with Chickpeas
Rather than order in a takeaway curry (which often comes with too much salt, oil and packaging) try making a big batch of this healthy and hearty Thai curry yourself. You can make extra and store in your freezer for a nutritious curry in a hurry.
9. Buckwheat Soba Pad Thai
(Natural Health Magazine)
Trying to find a Pad Thai dish sans eggs and fish sauce can be tricky but here is one delicious and healthy vegan option. It’s made with julienne vegetables and a sauce made from creamy peanut butter, honey, ginger and red pepper flakes.
10. Thai Tofu with Zucchini, Red Bell Pepper, and Lime
(Bon Appetit, Epicurious – image: Scott Peterson)
All the well-loved Thai ingredients are in this sublime tofu dish such as coconut milk, red curry paste and ginger. You can enjoy this for lunch served with rice noodles or for dinner, simply serve with hot, fluffy rice.
11. Crisp Tofu Sandwich with Peanut-Ginger Sauce
(Body + Soul – Martha Stewart)
For a unique and flavour packed sandwich, try this one served on a baguette and bursting with Thai-flavoured baked tofu and sauce. Heavenly!