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vegan pad thai

Vegan Pad Thai

Learn how to make this popular Thai takeaway dish, but with a tasty healthier vegan twist. Full of sweet, sour and salty tastes this vegan pad Thai is sure to become your new favorite dinner.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Thai, vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 778 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For The Pad Thai

  • 5 oz wide rice noodles
  • 2 ½ tablespoon sesame oil divided
  • 4 scallions finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 carrots julienned or peeled into long strips
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • ½ cup bean sprouts
  • 7 ounces firm tofu

For The Sauce:

  • tablespoon tamarind paste
  • tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon sriracha sauce

For The Topping

  • cup roasted peanuts crushed
  • ½ cup beansprouts
  • ½ cup chopped coriander
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the noodles according to the instructions on the packet. Drain, return to the pan and add ½ tablespoon sesame oil to prevent the noodles sticking together.
  • In a small fry pan, stir together the tamarind, maple syrup, rice vinegar, tamari and sriracha sauce. Cook over low heat, whisking continuously for 1 minute. Set the sauce aside.
  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoon of sesame oil in a fry pan or wok and add the tofu cubes. Saute for 4 minutes or until the tofu is golden brown. Add the spring onions, garlic and chilli. Saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the carrots and red peppers and bean sprouts, and saute for a further 1 minute.
  • Crush the peanuts in a mortar and pestle. Alternatively put them in a baggies and crush them with a hammer or heavy object.
  • Add the noodles to the pan, and stir to incorporate the veg. Pour the sauce over the noodles, and garnish with crushed peanuts, coriander, bean sprouts and lime wedges.

Nutrition

Calories: 778kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 22gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 867mgPotassium: 557mgFiber: 6gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 692IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 224mgIron: 4mg
Keyword noodles, Thai
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