raw rainbow pad thai

Stuff I’ve Cooked: Raw Rainbow Pad Thai

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raw rainbow pad thai

A lot of people don’t know this, but it’s a proven fact (not really). Rainbows taste like pad thai.


Yeah! Who knew? 🙂

I got a bag of crazy yellow and purple carrots (the carrots are buried down there in the bowl somewhere) at Trader Joe’s and thought they’d be perfect for this Rad Rainbow Pad Thai recipe I found on — yup, you guessed it — ohsheglows.com.


I’ve made this a few times now. Sometimes I’ll have it as is, and sometimes I’ll add a protein on top, like I did a lightly fried tofu a while back, and that was really good. Another time I cooked some frozen shrimp in TJ’s Sweet Chili Sauce — also delicious, and cooking the shrimp only took about five minutes. El Hub’s favorite was the time I added Trader Joe’s Ginger and Soy Cod Fillets, which I baked in the oven. The ginger-soy flavors go really well with the pad thai veggies.

You gotta give this one a try. It’s SO nom.

raw rainbow pad thai

It looks like pasta in there, but it’s all veggies.

raw rainbow pad thai


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  1. Caroline says:

    this looks so good! I just purchased that zucchini spiral thingy too! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Pad Thai is one of my favorite things to eat when we eat out, but I never thought of making it my own.
    It looks so delicious, and eating colorful is way more fun.
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  3. I might do something like this for lunch today 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.
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  4. Jessica says:

    I LOVE pad thai–LOVE! Especially with all veggies! I think you are correct about rainbows tasting like pad thai. Such a gorgeous plate.

    How funny that you mention TJ sweet chili sauce…I have been addicted to the stuff lately. TJ has these little shrimp bites that are perfect with that sauce.

    • Karen says:

      That sauce is SO good. I could seriously put it on anything. Do you ever eat fried tofu? I like to fry mine with a little bit of olive oil spray in a pan and then dip it into the sauce.

      • Jessica says:

        I don’t normally fry anything….. but I LOVE tofu. I put sauce on it and bake it sometimes. You could cube it and do that too.

        But oh, i might have to fry some now just to dip it in that sauce!
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  5. Nivedita says:

    Recently I have been paying more attention to easy recipes. This looks really delicious.
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  6. Elena says:

    That looks so delicious! The cod filets sound good too…I need to make a TJ’s run! haha

    • Karen says:

      Hi Elena,

      You can find them in the TJ’s frozen section. At my store they’re usually next to the shrimp!

      One thing that I like to do with the cod is bread it first with panko crumbs. I set it on top of a baking sheet, spray the topping generously with olive oil spray, and then bake it! It comes out nice and crunchy and gives the fish some extra texture.

      Happy Friday! 🙂

      • Elena says:

        Happy Friday to you too Karen!

        I will take your recommendation. You didn’t lead me astray with that peppered cheese (not sure why the name is escaping me)-omg that was delicious!!

        I love panko bread crumbs! I can’t wait for my next day off to get some grocery shopping done!

  7. Holly says:

    One of my favorite sayings (and one I’m guilty of not following as well as I should) is, “Eat your colors!”. Your photo is a great inspiration, thank you! I’ve been meaning to bookmark ohsheglow’s blog, so I better do that now…

  8. Pavithra says:

    No Karen no! Rainbows taste like Rainbow Cake! 😀

    That looks so good! Looks like I’m going to raid TJs over the weekend 🙂
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