Pad Thai Sauce

This Pad Thai Sauce is super easy to make at home, naturally vegan, and gluten free. You only need simple ingredients and have a sauce that tastes better than any store bought version. Versatile for all easy meals like Pad Thai Noodles, rice noodles, or in a vegetable stir fry.

Pad Thai Sauce is an easy homemade version.

We all know that the one things that make a dish taste deliciously are typically the sauces. Or, if we are talking about salads, then it is the dressing. Anyways, it’s the same idea.

My regular readers, know that homemade sauces are not new to this blog. Just think back to the Romesco Sauce or my Lemon Pasta Sauce. Where those come from, there are many more waiting for you. Simply use the search bar, type “sauce” and be sure you’ll find so many options that you will never go back to store bought.

With this new Pad Thai Sauce recipe, I bring you the next addition to this list. Trust me when I tell you, it is a keeper in and out that the whole family love, even the pickiest kids. It is fresh, homemade, versatile, super easy to make, perfectly seasoned, and all you need for noodle dishes or stir fries.

Tamarind is an important ingredient for this sauce.

What’s in this vegan pad Thai sauce

  • Tamarind concentrate
  • Rice vinegar
  • Ketzap manis
  • Tamari
  • Minced garlic
  • Maple syrup

As you can see, you just need 6 simple ingredients for this best pad Thai sauce. As usual, I’m not counting salt and pepper that you can use to taste.

The Pad Thai Sauce works great with fresh vegetables to make a stir fry.

How to make Pad Thai sauce

In a small casserole or sauce pan, add tamarind concentrate, tamari sauce, rice vinegar, minced garlic, ketzap manis, maple syrup, and season with a pinch salt and pepper.

Now heat your casserole or sauce pan and turn from medium to full heat. Always keep stirring with a wire whisk, and bring to a simmer.

Turn to low heat for two minutes, then let it cool for 5 minutes. Fill in a jar with a lid on top. If you store it airtight in the fridge, the sauce will stay good for 2 weeks.

The Pad Thai Sauce is stored in a glass jar.

Note: If you need a larger batch for many dishes, just double or triple the ingredients and make a larger quantity to your own need.

This easy sauce is such a great and amazing condiment. It works with any pasta dishes or rice bowls.

Stir fry veggies are really among all the delicious recipes to try for dinner, lunch, or meal prep.

When done, the sauce stays fresh in the fridge for a week.

Variations on ingredients and flavors

Pad Thai Sauce without tamarind: If you can’t find tamarind or don’t like it, I have an option for you.

There is an amazing substitute which makes it as easy as it can get.

Read this “TAMARIND PASTE SUBSTITUTE” post for more details. 

This homemade Pad Thai Sauce is easy to make and so delicious. A keeper that you can make in no time at home. It is naturally vegan, gluten free and so versatile for any Pad Thai Noodles or a veggie stir fry for dinner, lunch, meal prep.

Pad Thai peanut sauce: only recently I played around with this recipe and added 1 Tbs peanut butter to it.

Tell you what, it turned out so amazing. This is something you should definitely try, you won’t regret.

Of course, I find creamy peanut butter with a pinch of salt works best in the sauce. However, you can use what is in your cupboard.

This homemade Pad Thai Sauce is easy to make and so delicious. A keeper that you can make in no time at home. It is naturally vegan, gluten free and so versatile for any Pad Thai Noodles or a veggie stir fry for dinner, lunch, meal prep. #vegan #dairyfree #vegetarian #glutenfree #contentednesscooking #lunch #dinner #mealprep #padthaisauce #padthaisaucevegan #condiments

If you give this Pad Thai Sauce a try tag me on Instagram or Facebook.

Can’t wait to see all your remakes and dishes with a snapped picture.

Enjoy, Florian.

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This homemade Pad Thai Sauce is easy to make and so delicious. A keeper that you can make in no time at home. It is naturally vegan, gluten free and so versatile for any Pad Thai Noodles or a veggie stir fry for dinner, lunch, meal prep.

Pad Thai Sauce

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Thai


Description

This Pad Thai Sauce is super easy to make at home, naturally vegan, and gluten free. You only need simple ingredients and have a sauce that tastes better than any store bought version. Versatile for all easy meals like Pad Thai Noodles, rice noodles, or in a vegetable stir fry.


Ingredients

  • 4 Tbs tamarind concentrate
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbs ketjap manis (I used gluten free)
  • 2 Tbs tamari
  • 4 tsp maple syrup
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small casserole or sauce pan, add tamarind concentrate, tamari sauce,  rice vinegar, minced garlic, ketzap manis, maple syrup, and season with a pinch salt and pepper.
  2. Now heat your casserole or sauce pan and turn from medium to full heat. Always keep stirring with a wire whisk, and bring to a simmer.
  3. Turn to low heat for two minutes, then let it cool for 5 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Tbsp
  • Calories: 29
  • Sugar: 5.7 g
  • Sodium: 83.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.0 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

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