Renae Diggles

November 8, 2021

Vegetarian Pad Thai with Tofu

Renae Diggles

November 8, 2021

This is a decadent, Thai recipe that you’ll love. Vegetarian Pad Thai with tofu is a nutritious, flavourful dish that can be shared by the entire family. This meal is full of fibre and rich in vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s full of amazing herbs and spices that will leave your kitchen smelling great.

It’s rich with a great peanut flavour. I guarantee you will love it and it’s also easy.

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Vegetarian pad thai with tofu

Vegetarian Pad Thai with tofu, flat rice noodles, and tasty herbs and spices.
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 6
Calories 395 kcal


  • 200 g Flat, dry rice noodles
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 2 red Chillies
  • 1 bunch Coriander
  • 2 tsp Peanut oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 2 tsp Brown sugar
  • 125 g Tofu
  • ¼ cup Peanuts
  • 1 cup Bean sprouts
  • 2 Spring onions
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • Lime juice
  • 1 Carrot
  • 4 Lime wedges
  • 2 Red onions


  • Blend chillies garlic and 1/2 a bunch of coriander in a food processor until it turns into a paste.
  • Heat the peanut oil in a wok. Beat the egg and swish it around the wok until its cooked into an omelette. Roll it tightly and slice thinly.
  • Cut the tofu into 2cm cubes and cook it in the wok. Next, remove the tofu and set this aside.
  • Heat remaining oil in the wok or frying pan. Stir-fry the julienned carrots and sliced onions until soft. Stir in the coriander and chilli paste, tamarind paste, brown sugar, and lime juice. Add the tofu and stir for a couple of minutes.
  • Add 1/2 of the chopped peanuts, bean sprouts, and sliced shallots.
  • Sprinkle the omelette, remaining coriander leaves, peanuts, sprouts and spring onions over the pad thai. Serve with lime wedges


Calories: 395kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 16gFat: 12g
Keyword chilli, pad thai, peanuts, tofu, vegetarian
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Tips and Swaps

While this recipe is full of goodness, you can always make it healthier, by adding some pak choi, broccolini and baby corns. I also like mushrooms in my pad thai. And for those of you who love bean sprouts, you could always add an extra cup.

We all know that adding salt to food is not the best for our health. So, why not opt for unsalted peanuts and salt-reduced soy sauce. While salt adds flavour to food, this dish has enough flavour from the aromatic herbs and spices.

The vegetarian Pad Thai recipe that we’ve given you only uses two teaspoons of peanut oil to keep it lower in fat. But, depending on the type of wok that you have, you might need a little bit extra to stop the ingredients from sticking.

Finally, if you feel that the dish needs a bit more sweetness on top of the brown sugar, a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce is a great, final addition. We hope you enjoy this.

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