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Vegan Pad Thai
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Vegan Pad Thai

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by Valentina Concordia

3min read

PSA: This vegan pad thai can be on your table faster than you can even order take out. It's deeply sweet, savoury, and punchy all at the same time and has become our go-to weeknight recipe. If you find yourself eating the whole batch in one sitting (we've been there), double it up and enjoy the greatest working-from-home lunch that ever was.

Prep Time

10mins

Cook Time

15mins

Serves

4

Ingredients

3 tbsp neutral oil  
400g tofu, sliced into 2x2cm cubes 
4 spring onions (or 1 shallot), sliced (greens reserved) 
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp light brown sugar
2 tbsp tamarind paste
3 tbsp tamari
3 tbsp water
250g rice noodles 
100g bean sprouts 
40g peanuts, chopped or ground 
1 lime, sliced
10g coriander

Method

STEP 1

In a large pan or wok, heat 2 tbsp of oil over medium high heat. Add the tofu and let cook, untouched until golden and crisp on the heat facing side. Stir, and let look untouched again. Repeat until the tofu is crispy on all sides. Remove the tofu with a slotted spoon and set aside.

STEP 2

Add 1 tbsp oil to the same pan, along with spring onions and garlic into the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes, until the spring onions start to brown. 

STEP 3

In the meantime, soak the rice noodles in boiling water according to the package instructions - until they transform from being transparent, to white. 

STEP 4

In a small bowl, combine sugar, tamarind paste, tamari, water and mix until fully combined. 

STEP 5

Add the tofu back into the pan, along with the drained noodles and sauce. Stir over high heat, and cook until the noodles have absorbed the sauce (3-4 minutes). Stir in the beansprouts.

STEP 6

Serve the pad thai topped with peanuts, lime juice and coriander. 

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By Valentina Concordia
Valentina Concordia

Valentina is our Food Editor, who dreams up our tasty dishes and recipes for our social channels. She has loads of experience cooking up a storm in Italian kitchens, so it’s no surprise she can’t live without good-quality olive oil (don’t come between her and her olive oil) and fresh pasta.

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