Zucchini Noodles Pad Thai

This Zucchini Noodles Pad Thai recipe is drizzled in a spicy, tangy sauce and topped with chopped peanuts. Zucchini noodles are fresh, tasty, and easy, and just in time to get fit. This Pad Thai zucchini noodles dish is ready in 10 minutes and is vegan, too!

Spicy Vegan Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles are drizzled in a spicy, tangy sauce and topped with chopped peanuts. Zucchini noodles are healthy, tasty, and easy.

If you love using vegetables to replace your carbs, like rice, be sure to check out my Cauliflower Rice Sushi. Good stuff!

My love affair with zucchini noodles continues. Do you blame me? Also, zucchini noodles by any other name will sound just as sweet. In fact, you may hear these referred to as:

  • Zoodles
  • Zucchini Noodles
  • Spiralized Zucchini
  • Delicious! 🙂

I’ve been a fan of the zucchini noodle for forever. Or at least since I first tried them…like a year ago. Now I’ve been serving these tasty noodles in a number of favorite recipes.

Spicy Sesame Zoodles
Making zucchini noodle is easy with a serializer!

All you need is a spiralizer. You can get these in so many places now. This Kinzi Tri-Blade Spiralizer is a favorite, and it’s so easy to use when you’re making things like pad thai noodles and zucchini.

The Best Vegan Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles

If all you’ve ever had is wheat-based noodles, I have some good news for you. Zucchini noodles are a nice, healthful replacement. I love having a gluten-free noodle that’s naturally low in carbs and high in plant-based nutrients.

This vegetarian pad thai with zucchini noodles is an amazing recipe to have and only takes minutes to make!

It’s good to add healthy recipes to your repertoire. It doesn’t mean everything you eat has to be the epitome of health (for example my Vegan Blueberry Cake Recipe from last week), but it’s good to have some go-to dishes in your routine that fits in the uber nutritious category. I just happen to think these Vegan Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles fit that description.

But don’t take my word for it. Here are some of the reasons this vegan pad thai with zucchini noodles recipe is oh-so-good for you:

  • Zucchinis are lean, green machines, full of Vitamin A, magnesium, folate, and more
  • Carrots are a great source of beta carotene, a carotenoid that your body converts into Vitamin A
  • Red Peppers provide lots of Vitamin C
  • Garlic is rich in Vitamin C, manganese, and more.

Do you see what I’m talking about? These 10-Minute Vegan Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles delivers lots of delicious healthiness…fast!

 A Change Will Do You Good

I completely agree with Sheryl Crow that a change will do you good. Look. I love this recipe exactly the way it is. That’s why I’m sharing it with you! But I’m all for changing things up.

That means you might want to make some adaptions so this recipe will be your favorite too! If you need some ideas to get you going, I can help with that. I haven’t seen a recipe yet that I wouldn’t like to tweak, even my own! Here are some ways I would change up this 10-Minute Vegan Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles recipe:

  • Don’t have any almond butter? Peanut butter should work just fine.
  • I think sprinkling some sesame seeds over the top would be a nice touch.
  • I recommend cooking the zoodles but you can also skip that and serve this as a raw vegan pad thai zucchini noodles dish.
  • Adding some steamed broccoli on the side would make this even healthier.
  • I use Tamari with this recipe because it’s a gluten-free version of soy sauce. if you’re not worried about gluten, then a low-sodium soy sauce can be used here. However, using Tamari also means this is a paleo zucchini noodle pad thai recipe too.
  • I would be all for adding more spicy by increasing the Sriracha to the raw pad thai zucchini noodles.
  • Definitely consider adding chopped cilantro for added flavor.
  • I’m a big fan of ginger so I could see sprinkling dried ginger over this dish.

You get the idea? Just have some fun with this one and make it suit your fancy. I confess it’s one of the reasons we love cooking at home — it’s so easy to adapt recipes to fit your own needs. For example, Shawn doesn’t like cilantro all that much. So I can add some of that to mine while leaving it off of his. Works like a charm!

Adaptability is one reason I love this zucchini pad thai noodles zoodles recipe so much.

Keto Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles

If you’re paying attention, keto, or low carb, is all the rage! This recipe fits perfectly with your keto vegan goals because it’s made with zucchini noodles which are naturally low in carbs. Here are the nutritional estimates per serving:

Calories: 143 Protein: 6g Carbs: 12g Fat: 8g Fiber: 4g Net Carbs: 8g

Spicy Vegan Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles are drizzled in a spicy, tangy sauce and topped with chopped peanuts.
Vegetable Pad Thai with Zucchini Noodles is both nourishing and delicious.
Zucchini Noodles Pad Thai is in a bowl in front of a red bell pepper and other ingredients.

Vegan Pad Thai Zoodles

These delicious Vegan Pad Thai Zoodles will scratch your pad thai itch while keeping it plant-based, healthy, low-calorie, and even fast! What else could you ask for!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Marly


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg or Tamari*
  • 1 teaspoon mild miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (or chili sauce of your choice)
  • 1 medium green onion, root removed, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 medium red pepper, cut into slivers
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium whole orange carrot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts


  • Combine the water, almond butter, tamari, miso paste, lime juice, and sriracha in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and red pepper slices and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the sauce mixture and continue cooking over medium heat.
  • Use a spiralizer to create zucchini noodles. Repeat this process with the carrot to create long strands of carrot noodles.
  • Add the zucchini and carrot noodles to the sauce and veggies and cook over medium heat until the noodles are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour into two bowls and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

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*I use Tamari because it’s a gluten-free version of soy sauce. if you’re not worried about gluten, then a low-sodium soy sauce can be used here.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Pad Thai Zoodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 702mg29%
Potassium 522mg15%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 5832IU117%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

National Zucchini Day

I love celebrating national food days. How about you? Well, today is National Zucchini Day and I’m collaborating with some awesome national food day food blog friends to bring you a whole bunch of zucchini recipes. That we can ALL celebrate! Just so you know, some of these recipes are not vegan. Heck, some of them may not even be vegetarian. Just send me a note if you’d like ideas for veganizing any of them. Otherwise, enjoy!

Celebrate National Zucchini Day with recipes from your favorite food bloggers, and this 10-minute Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai recipe!

Tis the season for lots and lots of zucchini. Enjoy your zucchini by following #nationalzucchiniday on social media all day long!

Whatever zucchini dish you’re dishing on, enjoy!

8 Responses to Zucchini Noodles Pad Thai

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKara Reply

    I bought a spiralizer but haven’t used it yet. I need to try this!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDiego Lopes Reply

    I’ve never made zucchini noodles before, but your pictures look so delicious that I’m gonna have to try it. Thank you for sharing the details!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I hope you give them a try. We love them!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Diego! I keep my spiralizer on hand and ready to make zucchini noodles all the time now! Hope you love them!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyYael Tamar Reply

    This was a great alternative to eating my spaghetti sauce with rice. The zucchini has great taste. And your picture is awesome, that attracted me first..

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks Yael! So glad you like it. Oh yes, spaghetti sauce over zucchini noodles is better than rice. I once had spaghetti sauce over a baked potato! Actually…I kinda liked it! In fact, I added some vegan mozz and I call it a “PoPizza”!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJennifer @ Show Me the Yummy Reply

    Zucchini season is the best season!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Jennifer! I agree! I love making zoodles and it takes a lot of zucchinis to make that happen!

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