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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 14 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Thai, vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 778 kcal


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)


  • 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.


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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