Raw Pad Thai – Gluten-Free, Vegan, Healthy and Delicious

I had a beautiful purple cabbage in the fridge and a few too many zucchinis that I really didn’t want to see go wasted.  I wasn’t anticipating that it would turn out so tasty or colourful, hence, I only took photos of the finished product.  It was one of those Monday nights where I wanted something quick, easy, and fresh.  If you have a mandolin or julienne peeler, this will be quick.  Just watch those fingers.

The sauce for this recipe was the same one I made for my Crispy Kale Rice Bowl With Spicy Peanut Sauce.  I can’t get enough of this creamy, spicy sauce!  The noodles for this recipe are the zucchini and carrot.  So fresh!

Raw Pad Thai Recipe

Serves 4-5


  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage (a little less than half a head of cabbage)
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup almond slivers
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds

For the peanut sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons natural smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons filtered water


  • Using a mandolin, julienne the zucchini and carrot.  Toss in a large bowl along with red pepper, chives, almonds and sesame seeds.
  • In a food processor, add all ingredients for the peanut sauce.  Whirl.  Add a bit more water if you would like it to be a creamier consistency, or add more peanut butter if you want it thicker.
  • Pour peanut sauce over vegetables in bowl, and toss to combine.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Raw Pad Thai


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  2. Absolutely gorgeous photos of what I’m sure is an absolutely gorgeous dish! Love it! πŸ™‚

  3. Commendable :). Gorgeous !

  4. Love how colourful and fresh it looks!

  5. waaahhh! this looks INSANELY DELICIOUS!! Glad to read that it’s quick, I would have expected it to take a while.

    • Thanks! Yeah, it definitely would if you had to slice everything, but with a julienne peeler or mandolin, it’s quick and easy!
      Sophia πŸ™‚

  6. I love Pad Thai…and this looks and sounds delicious. I will most definitely try out this recipe, I really loved the last one I tried. Never heard of agave nectar here in the uk…anything else I could substitute (I’m not vegan or gluten-free)?

    • I’m glad you like it!
      Yes, you can substitute with pure maple syrup…and if that’s not an option, then with honey.
      Sophia πŸ™‚

  7. I love pad thai too – but the oil and carbfest of it sometimes puts me off. this looks like a great solution, and a delicious one too!

    • I totally agree! I have it so rarely with actual noodles.
      This really hits the spot. Thanks for checking it out!
      Sophia πŸ™‚

  8. What a lovely and colorful dish Sophia! And probably a lot healthier than getting Pad Thai take out from your local Thai restaurant. I’ll try this for sure!! Celeste πŸ™‚

  9. Beautiful! I’ve been meaning to make a raw pad thai for some time, this looks amazing!

  10. Love this healthy and pretty colorful thai salad! I eat salads every day and this one will be one of my usual salads, yum!


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