Vegans unite! Vegetarianism is a growing trend in Thailand, and these dishes reveal just how tasty vegan Thai food can be. Included are many dishes which are also gluten-free, so no one has to miss out. These recipes are brimming with Thai taste and are also nutritionally balanced. Enjoy a real vegan Thai meal at home tonight!
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 10/24/10, About.com corp.
This simple recipe offers restaurant-quality Thai noodle soup in just a few steps. It's a great natural remedy if you're fighting a cold or flu bug, and will boost your mood too. It's the lemongrass that does it - this added to a variety of healthy greens and a mound of thin rice noodles (or the noodles of your choice). Combined with vegetable broth and coconut milk, this delicious soup is a complete meal in itself and a bowl of warm comfort on a chilly day. ENJOY!
Thai Tom Yum Soup is just as delicious made vegetarian/vegan. Instead of fish sauce and chicken stock, soy sauce and a good-tasting vegetable stock can be used. Tom Yum Soup is currently under study for its ability to boost the immune system and help fight off cold and flu viruses, and this veggie recipe is even healthier than the original!
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 11/23/09
In Thailand, pumpkin and coconut milk are commonly paired up to make a variety of soups, curries, and even sweet dishes. Here they are combined with a lightly curried soup that makes for a wonderful vegetarian/vegan entree - similar to those served at Thai or Vietnamese restaurants throughout North America.
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 05/31/10
This salad will blow you away with its tastebud-awakening flavors and mix of textures. And as a bonus, it's low in calories and fat. Enjoy it as is, or make it into a complete meal by adding some fried tofu. Any way you toss it, this healthy salad will be sure to win rave reviews from all your culinary fans!
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 08/18/10
This green papaya salad, known as som tam, is popular in most areas of Thailand, and when you taste it, you'll know why. Green papaya salad is a beautifully unique and flavor-filled dish that will make a great impression. It's also easy to make, low-calorie, and very nutritious.
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For a delicious vegetarian Thai salad, try my easy Thai Cucumber Salad. This salad achieves all of the flavor and taste of non-vegetarian Cucumber Salad without resorting to using fish sauce or shrimp paste
, plus it's virtually fat free!
This Vegetarian Thai Yellow Curry is authentic, homemade vegan Thai food at its best! Note that here I have dispensed with making a curry paste; instead, all the minced herbs and dry spices are added directly to the curry pot - a great time-saver if you're in a hurry! And unlike a lot of other yellow curry recipes out there, I don't use curry powder, preferring to add the individual spices for a superior-tasting curry.
An authentic Thai Green Curry Recipe for the vegetarian palate. All the authentic trimmings - lemongrass, coriander seeds, green chillies, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk - without the meat, but with meat substitutes - wheat gluten or tofu, take your pick.
This Thai Tofu Coconut Curry recipe is very delicious plus simple to make. A lot of vegetarian curries tend to be rather bland and tasteless, but not this one! Made with tofu and lots of fresh vegetables, this dish is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free - great for anyone who wants to eat something healthy and nutritious without sacrificing taste.
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 10/04/10
This vegetarian curry offers an array of bright colors - orange, yellow, and red - infused with citrus accents. You'll love the delicious taste of this curry, as well as its healthy combination of vegetables, including pumpkin or squash, yam/sweet potato, carrots, yellow bell pepper, and cherry tomatoes.