Thai cuisine is known for it’s emphasis on spice and aroma in the dishes, and Thai cuisine has become increasingly popular in recent years. With the overall increase in popularity of Thai cuisine, there have also been an increase in desire for vegetarian and vegan friendly Thai dishes. Here is a list of the some of the most popular vegetarian and vegan friendly Thai dishes that are full of flavor, spice, and aroma!
Vegetarian Pad Thai
Vegetarian Pad Thai is certainly the most popular vegetarian Thai dish, hence why it comes first in this list. Vegetarian Pad Thai has all of the same ingredients as Pad Thai, but without meat. Vegetarian Pad Thai is made with rice noodles, eggs (which can be omitted, of course), and oftentimes, tofu. Some of the flavors that add spice to tasty Vegetarian Pad Thai include garlic, shallots, onions, cilantro, chopped peanuts, tamarind paste, soy sauce, and chili sauce. If you are new to trying Thai cuisine, this incredibly popular vegetarian Thai meal is a great dish to start with!
Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup
Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup is likely the most popular vegetarian Thai soup, and quite a flavorful one, at that! Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup combines the flavors of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, red chilies, cilantro, and galangal, with vegetable stock, coconut milk, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, baby bok choy, and cubed tofu, as well as other ingredients. This popular vegetarian Thai dish is without a doubt full of flavor and aroma!
Vegetarian Thai Mango Salad
Vegetarian Thai Mango Salad, a nice change of pace from the also popular Vegetarian Thai Papaya Salad, is mad with diced or grated mangos, green chilies, cilantro, a sweetner (agave nectar, honey, and sugar all work well), lime juice, and peanuts or cashews. The sweetness of the mangos accompanied by the spice of the green chilies make for quite a flavorful vegetarian Thai salad.
Vegetarian Thai Spring Rolls
Spring Rolls are incredibly popular in Thai cuisine, as they are easy to make and full of healthy, delicious ingredients. This popular Vegetarian Thai dish consists of Spring Roll wrappers, made from rice, pre-cooked rice noodles, green cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, herbs, like cilantro or Thai basil, and seasonings, like ginger, soy sauce, and lime juice. Vegetarian Thai Spring Rolls are one of the most popular vegetarian Thai appetizers and also make a tasty, healthy snack, too!
Enjoy trying these 4 delicious, popular vegetarian Thai dishes full of flavor, aroma, spice, and healthy ingredients!
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