Zucchini Pad Thai

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Guys. Prepare your zucchini noodle loving selves… things are about to get even better because Zucchini Pad Thai is going to be your new go-to.

Zucchini Pad Thai from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


I’ve been obsessed with veggie noodles, zucchini in particular, for the past few years. Come summer time I think we have them for dinner on average 3-4 times a week. It’s the perfect way to keep things light and flavorful. If you’ve been around What’s Gaby Cooking a while, you’ve seen that you can also do sweet potatoes noodles too. I know, mind blown. Literally you can do just about anything with the right spiralizer and news flash - there’s a new spiralizer in town and everyone is going to freak out.

Zucchini Pad Thai from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

The BELLA Electric Spiralizer is quite possibly my new favorite kitchen tool. It features a rotating blade system that creates 4 different shapes: ribbons, linguine, spaghetti and fettuccine AND the best part about the entire thing is that it’s one-touch and has an automatic moving blade so you can make all your veggie noodles hands-free. Brilliant. I’m obsessed. Thomas thinks I’ve lost my mind because I’ve been spiralizing everything that comes into my kitchen. Zucchini, yellow squash, red peppers, onions, you name it. There’s no end in sight ever since the BELLA Electric Spiralizer came into my life!! You need it!

Zucchini Pad Thai from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Zucchini Pad Thai from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Okay - so…. if you’re equally as obsessed with spiralizing all things, then you're going to want to make this Zucchini Pad Thai immediately. It’s everything that you’d want in a summer main course. It’s loaded with veggies, a crazy delicious sauce and tons of fresh herbs on top! Trust me, you need it.

Zucchini Pad Thai from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Zucchini Pad Thai

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.3 from 3 votes
Guys. Prepare your zucchini noodle loving selves… things are about to get even better because Zucchini Pad Thai is going to be your new go-to.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Thai
Servings 2 servings


  • 4 ounces pad thai noodles
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup peanuts chopped
  • 1 cup assorted herbs cilantro, green onions, and basil, torn

For the Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce


  • Place the uncooked noodles in a bowl of cold water to soak.
  • Spiralize the zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, onion and carrots into noodle-like shapes.
  • Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil over medium high heat. Add the veggies - stir fry with tongs for 60 seconds. Transfer to a dish and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan. Drain the noodles - they should be softened by now.
  • Add the noodles to the hot pan and stir fry for a minute, using tongs to toss. Add the sauce and stir fry for another minute or two, until the sauce is starting to thicken and stick to the noodles. Toss everything around with the tongs.
  • Add in the vegetables, toss together, and remove from heat. Stir in the peanuts and herbs and serve immediately.


This is the perfect recipe to use whatever herbs are growing on your windowsill or in your garden. Switch things out for a fresh new dish.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 711kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 3664mg | Potassium: 1575mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 15025IU | Vitamin C: 156mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 7mg
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Zucchini Pad Thai from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. 4 stars
    I cooked the veggies long than suggested because they didn't seem cooked. I also think that more rice noodles is better, but it was delicious! A good amount of spiciness, a ton of flavor, and easy!

  2. This was SO delicious. The sauce was spot on, and I added a fresh squeeze of lime to replicate the real deal - thanks for a great recipe!! xx

  3. Pad thai is a FAV in our house and I am loving that you used zoodles! Can't wait to try this for dinner tonight!

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