Superfood Siobhan

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Tofu Pad Thai

By Wednesday, July 02, 2014 , , , ,

Pad thai used to be my life. Whenever we went out for dinner I would urge my parents to take me to this Asian fusion restaurant that did the most amazing pad thai. I love the combination of flavours and textures! I always used to get a chicken pad thai, with the chunks of egg omelette in it, but now I use tofu to make my own vegan friendly version. It's Thai street food at its best.

Serves 2

You will need:

100g thai rice noodles
200g pack of firm tofu, with the water pressed out and chopped into small cubes
1 clove of garlic
3-4 spring onions (green onions/scallions)
3 carrots, made into noodles (using a julienne peeler or spiralizer)
1 cup mung bean sprouts
1 tbsp oil

The sauce (mix it all together)

1 tbsp tomato puree/ketchup
1/3 cup warm water
2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
1/2 tsp fresh ginger
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1/4 tsp chilli flakes
2 tbsps lime juice

Chopped peanuts and fresh coriander to top

Prepare your rice noodles according to the instructions on the back of the box. It may say to soak them in boiling water or it may say to boil them in a pot.

 Meanwhile heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the garlic and tofu, frying lightly until the tofu is lightly browned. Add the prepared rice noodles, the carrot noodles and the sauce and mix gently. Turn off the heat and fold in the mung bean sprouts and spring onions, then pour into bowls and top with fresh coriander and chopped peanuts.

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  1. Looks awesome! Unfortunately Tofu is not my cup of Tea. Do you think it will taste good with meat? I was thinking about pork or chicken... But I would not like to spoil your recipe!

    1. I adapted the recipe especially to make it vegan, if you want to make it with meat you could just use a normal recipe which has egg in it and fish sauce :)

  2. hey when you say tomato concentrate, is that just tomato puree? you're recipes are a life saver btw, Emma x

  3. Hi Siobhan! I made this for dinner last night & didn't have any whole peanuts, so I just mixed some crunch pb into the sauce. It was delicious, and since I'm gradually working on eliminating dairy & eggs from my diet (currently vegetarian), I really appreciate your recipes. Thanks!