Recipes ofStacey Hendriks

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Easy Pad Thai (vegan, gluten-free)

Monday, February 18, 2019
Total time
30 minutes
Preparation time
20 minutes

This Asian-inspired vegan and gluten-free Pad Thai is quick and easy to put together, and makes a colourful, healthy and satisfying dish.

or200 grams of rice noodles, dry
or2 tbsps of oil, peanut, salad or cooking (27 g)
or2 spring onions, sliced (50 g)
or2 cloves of garlic, raw (6 g)
or1, hot chili, red, finely sliced
or1 small broccoli, cut into florets (151 g)
or1 red capsicum, finely sliced (119 g)
or2 carrots, finely sliced or shaved into ribbons with a peeler (122 g)
or30 grams of roasted unsalted peanuts
or1 handful of corriander leaves
or1 lime to serve
or5 tbsps of soy sauce made from soy (tamari) (90 g)
or3 tbsps of syrups, maple (60 g)
Cook rice noodles according to the package instructions*, but do not cook them fully as you’ll give them another minute or two in the wok after. Drain, stir a little bit of oil through them to prevent them from sticking together, and set aside.
Heat one Tablespoon of oil in a wok or a large frying pan. Once hot add spring onions, garlic and chilli, stirring constantly until fragrant. Transfer to a separate dish.
Heat up another tablespoon of oil in the same wok / frying pan, and stir-fry broccoli, and stir for about 2 minutes. Add the casicum and carrot ribbons, and stir-fry until cooked yet still crunchy. Transfer all vegetables to a separate dish.
Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl, and pour the sauce to the bottom of the wok / frying pan. Add in noodles and give them a good stir with the sauce. Add spring onions, chilli, garlic and stir-fried vegetables. Mix everything well and let it warm up, stirring the whole time, for a minute or two.
Serve in plates and add the crushed peanuts on top with fresh cilantro and lime if using.
Notes * After you immerse them in soaking water, give the noodles a good stir to prevent them from clumping together and sticking to the bottom of the pot, and another stir half way through the soaking time. ** Note that regular soy sauce contain gluten, so make sure the one you purchase if gluten-free if you are following a gluten-free diet.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer portion (247 g)% DRI
Energy157 kcal387 kcal19 %
Fat5 g11 g17 %
Fatty acids, total saturated1 g2 g9 %
Cholesterol0 mg0 mg0 %
Sodium564 mg1392 mg58 %
Carbohydrate26 g64 g21 %
Sugars6 g14 gremove
Fiber2 g5 g21 %
Protein4 g10 gremove