Bowl of easy Tahini Pad Thai with chop sticks and lime wedges.

Tahini Pad Thai

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Thai


This easy Tahini Pad Thai is ready in under 30 minutes! Rice Noodles, Tofu, and Veggies topped with a creamy Tahini Lime sauce. 



Pad Thai

  • 1  package Rice Noodles (250g) 
  • ½  block Firm Tofu (200g) 
  • 4 cups Bean Sprouts
  • 2 medium Carrots
  • 1 medium Red Bell Pepper
  • ½ Yellow Onion
  • 5 Cremini Mushrooms 
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced 
  • Sesame Oil, for stir-frying 

Tahini Lime Sauce

  • 5 tbsp Tahini
  • 3 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Sugar (sub Brown Sugar)
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Water

Optional (For Serving)

  • ¼ cup chopped Cilantro
  • Lime wedges


  1. Prep your ingredients! Drain excess water from your Tofu, then cut it into roughly ½ inch squares. Thinly slice your Red Bell Pepper, Onions, and Mushrooms. Peel the skin off your Carrot, then continue to peel it to make ribbons. Set aside. 
  2. Prep your sauce! Whisk together Tahini, Lime Juice, Coconut Sugar, Nutritional Yeast, Soy Sauce, and Water until smooth. Set aside. 
  3. Cook your Rice Noodles based on packaging instructions. (The noodles I buy say to boil them for 4 minutes). Drain and set aside. 
  4. Heat up some Sesame Oil in a pan over medium high heat. Once hot, fry your Tofu on each side for a minute or two until golden brown. Put in a bowl and set aside. 
  5. Pour more Oil in the pan over medium high heat, and cook your diced Onions and minced Garlic until slightly browned.
  6. Add your Carrots, Red Bell Pepper, and Mushrooms to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring well.  
  7. Add the cooked Rice Noodles and Tofu to the pan along with the Tahini Lime Sauce. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  8. Stir in your Bean Sprouts, then remove the pan from heat.
  9. Serve this Tahini Pad Thai topped with fresh Cilantro and Lime Wedges!    

Keywords: Pad Thai, Tahini, Vegan, Tofu, Rice Noodles, Lime, Stir-Fry