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Easy Vegetarian Pad Thai Noodle Recipe

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Easy Vegetarian Pad Thai Noodle Recipe
An authentic pad Thai recipe usually has tamarind juice or pulp to give it a distinct orange hue and sweet flavor. Tamarind can be hard to find, however, depending on where you live. Try this easy vegetarian and vegan version with tofu instead. Scroll down for more Thai noodle dishes to try.

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  • 1 pound Asian-style rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 block tofu, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped or crushed peanuts (optional)
  • 4 green onions (scallions), sliced


Cook noodles according to package instructions.

Whisk together the soy sauce, peanut butter, lime juice, hot sauce and sugar.

In a large wok or skillet, sautee the tofu, onion and garlic in sesame oil for a minute or two, stirring frequently. Allow to cook for another minute or two.

Add the cooked noodles and the peanut butter and soy sauce mixture. Stir well, and allow sauce to thicken as it cooks for about 3 minutes. Top with peanuts, bean sprouts and green onions and serve hot.

Like Asian noodles? Here's a few more meatless Thai noodle dishes to try:

  • Spicy sesame peanut noodles
  • Gingered pineapple noodles
  • Asian tempeh and noodle bowl
  • Authentic vegetarian pad Thai noodles
  • Thai tofu and noodle soup with lemongrass
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     5 out of 5
    Yum!, Guest Jenny

    I've made this several times with a variety of veggies, tofu and noodles. For the sauce I double the recipe but half the lime juice. For the hot sauce I use sriracha...my favorite. :)

    6 out of 6 people found this helpful.

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