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bowl of pad thai

Easy Vegan Pad Thai (Gluten Free)

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner


  •  1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 package rice noodles
  • ½ package kelp noodles
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 4 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp Kikkoman Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp cilantro
  • 4 tbsp chopped peanuts


  1. Prepare the kelp noodles first. Rinse them under warm water after removing them from the package. After you’ve rinsed them, place them in a bowl of water with 1 tsp vinegar to soak while you prepare the vegetables.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp cooking oil with minced garlic and onions. Sauté until translucent and fragrant.
  3. Add in bell pepper, red cabbage, and carrots, and continue cooking until soft. Reduce to low heat and cover while you prepare the noodles.
  4. In a large pot, heat 4 quarts water with 1 pinch sea salt until it boils.
  5. Add in rice noodles and softened kelp noodles. Cook until the rice noodles are al dente.
  6. Strain the noodles and add them to the large skillet with the vegetables. Turn up the heat to medium and mix the noodles in with the vegetables.
  7. Cover the pot and reduce the heat back to low while you prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the rice vinegar, peanut butter, and Kikkoman Gluten-Free Soy Sauce until thoroughly combined.
  8. Add the sauce to the skillet and toss until thoroughly coated.
  9. Remove from heat and serve in bowls or on plates. Top with cilantro and crushed peanuts. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 320
  • Sugar: 11.7 g
  • Sodium: 350.9 mg
  • Fat: 13.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.7 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg