Easy Pad Thai Recipe with Cashew Cream + Veggie Noodles

This Easy Pad Thai Recipe is made with a mildly sweet, savory, teensy bit salty, umami-flavored cashew cream sauce and loads of veggie “noodles”.

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For the Pad Thai Recipe Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos, or gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup water (plus more to taste)

For the Pad Thai Noodles:

  • 8 ounces Brown Rice Noodles
  • 3 cups zucchini “noodles”
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • OPTIONAL: Red pepper flakes


  1. For the Sauce: In a high speed blender, add the cashews, fish sauce, honey, lime juice, ginger, Sriracha sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and water; process on high for about 1 full minute, or until ingredients are well blended. Set sauce aside.
  2. For the Vegetables & Noodles: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the rice noodles and cook for 1 minute. Add the vegetables (zucchini noodles, bean sprouts and carrots) and cook for about 2 1/2 minutes, or until vegetables are soft but not mushy. Strain the rice and noodles and immediately transfer to a large skillet.
  3. To the skillet, add the sauce and stir fry over medium heat until the noodles and vegetables are coated in the sauce. Turn off the heat, stir in the cilantro and sprinkle in the red pepper flakes (optional). Serve at once.

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To make zucchini noodles you need a vegetable spiralizer. If you have a good spiralizer, you can crank zucchini noodles out in minutes. Here’s a video that shows you just how quick and easy zucchini pasta is to make.

As for where to buy a spiralizer, you can pick one up at Williams-Sonoma or order one online on Amazon for around $28. I personally prefer the Paderno Spiralizer as it is both lightweight and durable but also incredibly easy to use.

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