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Vegetarian and Vegan Thai Food Recipes

Vegetarian and vegan Thai food recipes, including stir-fries, coconut Thai curries, noodles, spicy Thai salads, and of course, vegetarian pad Thai!

Thai vegetable curry with tofu
Make this Thai vegetable curry recipe using store-bought red curry paste. The vegetables are merely a suggestion, as just about any vegetables will work just fine in a vegetable curry. Serve paired with steamed white rice or another whole grain.

Thai Style Stir Fry with Lime and Lemongrass
Thai Style Stir Fry with Lime and Lemongrass

Yellow Thai Curry with Mixed Vegetables
Yellow Thai Curry with Mixed Vegetables

Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry with Chili and Mint
This easy Thai vegetarian vegetable and tofu stir-fry recipe packs on the flavor and the heat with lots of fresh mint and jalapeno peppers. I like to add thinly sliced bamboo shoots to a vegetable stir-fry to give it an extra crunch. You could also try adding some diced pineapple towards the end of the cooking time, to add some sweetness to all that Thai spice!

Easy Vegetarian Pad Thai Noodle Recipe
An authentic pad Thai recipe usually has tamarind juice or pulp to give it a distinct orange hue and sweet flavor. Tamarind can be hard to find, however, depending on where you live. Try this easy vegetarian and vegan version instead.

Thai Peanut Sauce
A basic Thai peanut sauce can be used for dozens of things. I like to use it as a salad dressing, to dip spring rolls in or as a sauce for noodles. This basic recipe isn't too spicy, so kids will especially love the peanutbuttery taste.

Thai Style Spring Rolls
Spring rolls are a quick, no cook meal and are surprisingly easy to make. Be sure to make a dipping sauce to serve along with your spring rolls!

Spicy Thai Mango Salad with Chilies
Spicy Thai Mango Salad with Chilies

Thai Coconut Vegetable Soup
Thai Coconut Vegetable Soup. A vegetarian and vegan Thai food recipe.

Thai Basil Tempeh
Thai Basil Tempeh

Spicy Sesame Peanut Noodles
Noodles with peanut sauce is one of my favorite easy dishes to whip up on those nights where I'm very hungry, but just don't feel like cooking. This Thai and Chinese-inspired recipe can be made less spicy by substituting red pepper flakes for the cayenne, or, omit the cayenne altogether. I

Coconut and Tofu Curry
Although this vegetarian and vegan curry recipe isn't authentic to any ethnic cuisine per se, I find that the mild flavor really gets absorbed into the tofu and blends well with the rich coconut flavor. When served over rice, tofu curry makes for a great entree. If you're bored with the usual vegan recipes, or have some tofu on hand you need to use up, this easy dish is just right.

Easy Vegan Coconut Rice
Vegetarian coconut rice is a flavorful side dish that can be eaten on its own or with a stirfry or sauce. The coconut and lemongrass flavors are inspired by traditional Thai recipes, yet this vegan dish has very few ingredients and is a breeze to prepare.

Easy Raw Pad Thai Salad
This pad thai-inspired raw food salad is hearty enough to serve as an entree. the flavor really comes from the freshly chopped cilantro, so whatever you do, don't substitute the raw fresh cilantro for dried. It just won't be the same if you do!

Easy Vegan Green Thai Vegetable Curry Recipe
Here's a simple recipe for a homemade green Thai curry made with fresh herbs instead of a store-bought curry paste. This green Thai curry is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.

Vegetarian peanut noodles with mango
If you like Thai-style peanut noodles or even just Thai food in general, you're going to love this version made with scallions, mint and topped off with fresh mango.

Red Curry Tofu and Veggies
This Thai inspired recipe for a basic red curry sauce will go best served over steamed white rice, though you could always eat it plain as a curry soup dish. Though the recipe calls for tofu, carrots, peas and baby corn, you can use just about any vegetable you have on hand, and adjust the cooking time accordingly if needed. This Thai red curry...

Light and Crispy Vegetarian Spring Rolls
This basic Thai spring roll recipe uses low-fat and low-calorie ingredients, so it makes for a very light appetizer or small meal. These Thai-style spring rolls are both vegetarian and vegan.

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce with Sesame Oil
Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce with Sesame Oil

Curry Recipes
A collection of vegetarian and vegetable curry recipes from around the world including Thai curry, Indian curry and some non-traditional curry recipes.

Thai green coconut curry with sweet potatoes
A vegetarian and vegan Thai coconut curry with sweet potatoes, snow peas and bell pepper and store-bought green curry paste. This simple vegetarian and vegan green curry recipe takes just a little bit more than fifteen minutes to simmer on your stove-top, minus the chopping time.

Jasmine coconut rice recipe
An easy homemade jasmine rice recipe with coconut. This vegetarian and vegan jasmine rice recipe is a simple side dish to accompany a vegetarian baked tofu, Thai vegetable dish, or whatever Asian delicacy you're cooking up.

Vegan Spicy Thai Papaya Salad
Vegan Spicy Thai Papaya Salad. A popular dish in Thailand, this is a spicy mixed salad recipe of fruit, chilies, tomatoes and peanuts.

Quick Thai-flavored coconut basil rice recipe
Quick Thai-flavored coconut basil rice recipe - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free

Vegan curried avocado coconut soup
The combination of avocado, Thai green curry paste and coconut milk is a match made in heaven. If you like Thai food, you'll like this vegan, Thai-inspired avocado and coconut soup recipe. Be sure your vegetable broth is gluten-free to keep this recipe both vegan, vegetarian and suitable for a gluten-free diet.

Vegetarian Massaman curry recipe
With Indian influences and popular amongst Muslim communities in Southern Thailand, massaman curry is a truly global dish. This version is simplified, but still has a distinct kick. Diced tomatoes, baby corn or green peas would go well in this recipe if you want to add veggies.

Thai Basil Eggplant
Thai Basil Eggplant

Thai-spiced barley and vegetable stir-fry recipe
Thai-spiced barley and vegetable stir-fry recipe with eggplant, hot sauce and plenty of Thai seasonings.

Thai Style Stir-Fry with Hoisin Sauce
Simple yet flavorful stir-fry recipe combining Thai flavors with tofu, vegetables and hoisin sauce. This Thai style stir-fry recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.

Vegetarian green curry with vegetarian chicken substitute
Vegetarian green curry with vegetarian chicken substitute

Thai Peanut Sauce with Ginger
Thai Peanut Sauce with Ginger

Basic Spring Roll Dipping Sauce
This basic dipping sauce is quick to make and perfect to serve with egg rolls, spring rolls, or to use as a sauce for stir-fries. This sauce is both vegetarian and vegan.

Coconut Tofu
Thai Coconut Tofu

Thai-style Carrots
This is one of those recipes that came about when I had very little food on hand and didn't feel like making a trip to the store! The result of my bare refrigerator was a simple carrot dish with a Thai peanut sauce. I find it quite filling, but you may want to serve over brown rice or millet for a heartier meal.

Thai-inspired vegetarian grilled eggplant recipe
A flavorful and spicy grilled eggplant basted with a tangy and sweet Thai-inspired sauce. If you like eggplant, you'll love the simple deliciousness of the Thai-style grilled eggplant - a vegetarian barbecue treat.

Low Fat Thai Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps
Thai lettuce wraps can be served as an appetizer or an entree. For a vegan version, simply omit the optional egg.

Thai Pumpkin Curry Recipe
Another vegetarian curry recipe inspired by the flavors of Thailand. This vegetarian pumpkin curry recipe has plenty of flavor, and a bit of spice from the Thai chilies.

Raw food coconut soup recipe
Raw food coconut soup recipe made from a young coconut and Thai spices. Fill it up with as many or as little veggies as you like. Perhaps some shredded greens or baby corn. And of course, you can make this raw Thai coconut soup as spicy as you like by piling on the chili peppers!

Tofu and Vegetable Vegetarian Curry Recipe
This Thai vegetarian curry recipe is made from tofu, coconut and lots of fresh vegetables and spices. This vegetarian Thai curry recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.

Vegetarian Pad Thai with Eggs or Tofu
About.com's Guide to Thai Food says of this recipe, "An authentic Pad Thai recipe for real vegetarian Thai food lovers, or those who want a lighter noodle dish without the meat."

Thai Tofu and Lemongrass Soup
A vegetarian and vegan tofu, noodle and vegetable soup recipe filled with the flavors of Thailand!

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry with Eggplant
If you like spicy Thai food, this vegetarian Thai curry recipe is an authentic one to try.

Vegetarian Thai Coconut Soup with Tofu
Thai coconut soup is an easy and flavorful vegetarian and vegan soup to try. To make it a full meal, add extra tofu and vegetables and serve with steamed rice. Although this recipe calls for mushrooms and carrots, just about any kind of vegetable will do. I like broccoli and tomatoes in coconut soup. You may also prefer to use sauteed tofu in this coconut vegetable soup recipe.

Thai-style Stir-Fried Vegetables
A vegetarian stir-fry is a great meal to serve any night of the week, paired with rice, noodles, or a whole grain. This Thai-style stir-fry vegetable recipe is incredibly flavorful.

Vegetarian and Vegan Thai Recipes
If you like vegetarian Thai food, scroll through this collection of vegetarian and vegan Thai food recipes, including tofu curries, vegetable curries, vegetarian pad Thai and more easy, quick and simple vegetarian Thai food recipes.

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