Thai Vegetarian Crackslaw

If you want to try something brand new, this Thai vegetarian crackslaw recipe offers an aromatic Asian flavor. Use Quorn, TVP (textured vegetable protein) or your favorite vegetarian meat alternative as well as julienne-cut veggies to make this dish commonly known as veggie crack or vegetable crackslaw.

You will love the fragrant Thai flavors this dish offers, and probably want to make it again and again. This dish is low in carbs yet high in flavor.

Thai Vegetarian Crackslaw

If you want to use meat or poultry by all means go ahead. Just ensure it is fully cooked before adding the other ingredients to the pan. This recipe offers a wonderful taste of Southeast Asia and you won’t regret making Thai vegetarian crackslaw. In fact, I promise you’ll want to make it again and again!

Unlike the traditional crackslaw recipe which is made with cabbage or coleslaw mix this Thai vegetarian crackslaw features julienne-cut vegetables. Get yourself a julienne peeler (the OXO one is excellent) if you do not already have one.

Crackslaw is traditionally a Chinese inspired recipe but there so no reason you can’t make it Thai if you wish, because you’re just swapping some of the ingredients – the Chinese ones for Thai ones, in order to get that southeast Asian taste.

Vegetarian Crack SlawFlavored with coconut, lime juice and cilantro, this offers all the typical Thai flavors you already know and love and, like most crackslaw recipes, it is very easy to put together.

Feel free to mix and match the vegetables in this Thai vegetarian crackslaw recipe. Also, to save time, you could buy ready-julienned veggies. I try not to do this because they work out more expensive and julienning is relaxing (in a strange kind of way!)

A Wonderful True Thai Appeal

Enjoy this delicious low carb Thai recipe with some peanuts sprinkled over the top, as a typical Thai garnish, or leave them out if you don’t want the extra carbs. I like to serve lime wedges with this too, since they also go well with the Thai flavors in this dish.

Some Thai food is really spicy, while some is mild. When I was in Thailand I was really surprised by just how fiery some of the authentic dishes were! This Thai vegetarian crackslaw isn’t an authentic Thai recipe of course, but it boasts tasty Thai flavors.

But you could always taste the aromatic ingredients though, not just heat, heat and more heat. Thai cooks like to balance out salty, sweet, sour and spicy, so each dish is well-balanced, and you can easily do that with the following Thai crackslaw dish, by tasting it at the end and adding more of anything you believe it needs.

Quorn Crackslaw Thai Style
Blending all the best Thai ingredients, this recipe offers an incredible flavor which you will love. Aromatic, tasty and healthy too, this is easy to make and offers the perfect dinner.
Cuisine: Thai
Recipe type: Low Carb
Serves: 2
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 4½ oz (130g) ground Quorn or TVP
  • 4 oz (115g) shredded white cabbage
  • ¼ chopped red onion
  • 1 julienne-cut carrot
  • ½ julienne-cut zucchini
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 peeled and chopped lemongrass stem
  • ½ oz (15g) creamed coconut or 4 tbsps coconut milk
  • ½ finely chopped chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 oz (30g) chopped peanuts, for garnish
  1. Stir-fry the vegetables in sesame oil in a skillet until tender.
  2. Add the Quorn or TVP, lemongrass, soy, creamed coconut or coconut milk, and fish sauce.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes then remove from heat and stir in lime juice.
  4. Serve topped with cilantro and chopped peanuts.


This is my favorite julienne peeler! I often make julienne vegetable recipes just as an excuse to use it. It is comfortable to hold, nice and sturdy, and it peels vegetables really well into thin, even strips.

You can pick up a cheap julienne peeler for a dollar and use it 5 times or until it falls apart or you can invest in an OXO julienne peeler which will last for years.

This is well designed and well made and you will find julienne cutting a joy rather than a chore. If you are used to an inferior peeler then using this one will come as a real surprise.

It glides over your vegetables effortlessly and the result is a pile of julienne cut vegetables in next to no time. Invest in this to make the preparation of your Thai vegetarian crackslaw quicker and easier!

OXO Good Grips Julienne Peeler

Some More Hot Content For You

Other Posts You Might Like
  • Cajun Chicken PastaNew Pasta Recipes to Try
    There is so much you can do with pasta, and also so many kinds to choose from. White or whole wheat pasta, penne, spaghetti, pasta twists, linguine… the list goes on. You can make hot recipes such as baked pasta dishes, or chilled ones like a salad. You can serve it as an entree or side dish, and there are many new pasta recipes to try. Pasta is economical and filling, and there are plenty of wonderful Italian recipes using it. Try the big noodles to make lasagna, long pasta like linguine or spaghetti to serve with a meaty sauce, or pasta shapes to make pasta salad or to cling to a thick sauce. Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes If you want .....
  • Hummus Recipe No TahiniHummus Recipe No Tahini
    You can make a perfectly delicious hummus recipe no tahini in a couple of minutes. In fact a hummus recipe without tahini is just as good as the traditional kind. However you choose to enjoy your hummus – served as a dip with breadsticks or veggie crudites, or paired with homemade falafel in pita bread, you will love this version. As well as the chickpeas, which are also known as garbanzo beans, you are going to need oil, garlic, lemon, cumin and salt. Those ingredients will help you get the right hummus recipe no tahini texture along with the perfect flavor. You might want to thin it with a bit more water and/or add more salt to get .....
  • Elizabethan Chicken in Cream SauceElizabethan Chicken in Cream Sauce
    This delicious Elizabethan chicken in cream sauce recipe features chicken breasts, a lean and healthy choice, as well as onion and chicken stock for the base. The real appeal comes when you add grapes and sour cream, transforming this dish into something fruity and unique. Nutmeg and cider vinegar add a spicy twist to the flavor, and this may be served on rice or on a bed of mashed potatoes. Like most of our recipes, this Elizabethan chicken in cream sauce is pleasingly simple to put together. First you need to brown the chicken and then just keep it warm while you prepare the rest of the dish. Golden pan-fried onions are then simmered with .....
  • Crispy Baked Camembert RecipeCrispy Baked Camembert Recipe
    Camembert cheese is often featured as one of the cheeses on a cheeseboard, but there is more you can do with it. Similar to brie, this French cheese offers a ripe, creamy flavor, and it is also delicious served hot. Some people choose to fry the breaded Camembert in oil but you can also oven bake it if you want to cut the calories and fat content. Try this baked Camembert recipe for yourself to experience an amazing taste and texture. How Many Will This Crispy Baked Camembert Recipe Serve? This baked Camembert recipe will serve 2 if you want a filling starter or light main dish, or you can cut each cheese in half before you dip in the egg .....
  • Healthy Mediterranean SaladHealthy Mediterranean Salad
    Boasting all kinds of delicious ingredients from lettuce and tomatoes to corn, olives, oregano, and a stunning oil and vinegar dressing, this salad offers a true taste of the Mediterranean, and it makes a lovely side dish for any fish, meat or poultry dish. Consider this healthy Mediterranean salad recipe if you want a fresh and seasonal side dish. Alternatively you can serve it as an appetizer. I can’t stress enough how important it is to wash your lettuce properly because there might be little worms or caterpillars in there (yes, I found one last week!) So separate the leaves and use a salad spinner after rinsing the lettuce in cold .....
  • How to Make Caramelized CarrotsHow to Make Caramelized Carrots
    Learn how to make caramelized carrots because this winning side dish goes with everything. This very easy recipe makes a lovely side dish. Carrots offer a natural sweetness but adding butter and a little sugar to the carrots gives them a wonderful crunchy glaze. Pair these with meat or poultry, adding some mashed potatoes too, for a great dish. I like to peel and chop mine into fat matchsticks but it’s up to you whether or not to peel, and also whether to cut them into slices, chunks or strips. The thinner they are cut the less time they will take to cook. How to Make Caramelized Carrots: Honey or Sugar I have made this recipe before .....
  • Authentic Pasta con le Sarde Recipe
    Pasta con le sarde is a typical Sicilian dish. The name translates to mean ‘pasta with sardines’ and the sardines along with fennel are the main 2 ingredients in there, those which give it the characteristic taste. Saffron, currants or raisins, pine nuts, and toasted almonds or capers also enrich the dish, offering a unique and special flavor in the finished meal. There are different pasta con le sarde recipes, some of which include tomato pulp and others which do not. Some are finished off in the oven for a few minutes so the pasta can finish cooking in there. When to Make a Pasta con le Sarde Recipe Make this pasta con le sarde .....
  • Sticky Spare RibsSticky Spare Ribs with Chinese Leaves and Noodles Recipe
    This tasty oriental recipe will get your dinner off to a good start. Serve these sticky spare ribs with Chinese leaves and noodles and everyone is sure to enjoy the exotic Eastern flavor. Don’t worry if you haven’t cooked ribs before – they just need to roast. These ribs are sticky so if you make this starter recipe, you might want to give out finger bowls or wet flannels. In fact, you really should. How to Cook Spare Ribs Spare ribs should be crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside. There is nothing worse than overcooked meat and ‘well done’ simply does not apply to spare ribs. When they are cooked .....
  • Easy Chicken Peach SaladEasy Chicken and Peach Salad
    This easy chicken and peach salad takes mere minutes to put together and it’s a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken. I’ve made it with chicken breast but you could use other cooked chicken pieces or some deli chicken slices. You could even use rotisserie chicken to make this (perhaps, still warm – yum!) This easy chicken and peach salad is made on a bed of iceberg lettuce, but of course you can switch the iceberg for any variety. Baby salad leaves would be good or chopped romaine. I like to add some lamb’s lettuce or a contrasting variety as well. Then you have the chicken on top, plus some peach for juicy .....
  • Crack Slaw with Chicken and Red OnionCrack Slaw with Chicken and Red Onion
    Chicken is a nice meat to use if you want to enjoy that classic crackslaw flavor but limit the amount of calories. Of course beef is tasty but it is high in calories so if you are counting those too, or at least keeping an eye on your red meat intake, you might like to consider using chicken instead. This crack slaw with chicken recipe is simple to prepare and you will love the flavor. This recipe is made with chicken breast, which is a lean part of the bird, but is still flavorful and will soak up the lovely Asian seasonings used in the recipe. Delicious Chicken CrackslawThe following recipe makes use of mushrooms, red onion, carrot and .....

Tasty Query - recipes search engine