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Easy Vegan Tofu Pad Thai


For the sauce:

  • 1⁄4 cup (60ml) tamari

  • 1⁄4 cup (60ml) maple syrup

  • 3 tbsp. water

  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar

  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter

  • 1 tbsp. sriracha

  • For the tofu:

  • 200g firm tofu, cubed

  • 1 tbsp. flour

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

For the Pad Thai:

  • 225g thick rice noodles

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

  • 2 shallots, chopped

  • 2 large carrots, sliced into ribbons or matchsticks

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 handfuls bean sprouts

  • 3 spring onions, sliced (green part)

  • 1⁄4 cup (30g) peanuts, chopped, to serve

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges



  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the tofu with flour and season with salt making sure all sides are coated and set aside.

  3. Cook the noodles according to instructions on the packaging.

  4. Heat the coconut oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the prepared tofu cubes and cook for 1-2 minutes until brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. Now add the shallots, carrots, and garlic to the wok. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes until softened, add in the earlier prepared sauce and noodles, and cook for 1 minute.

  6. Next, add in the tofu and bean sprouts, and gently mix until well combined. Remove from heat and top with the green part of the spring onions. Serve with peanuts and lime wedges.


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