Healthier Tofu Pad Thai

A few weeks ago, I met up with my friend Rachel for dinner at Andaman Thai restaurant in Denton.  We chatted and caught up over a glass of wine and some delicious Thai food which has left me craving it ever since. I searched their menu for a good while looking to branch out a bit and order something I’d never had, but I couldn’t quit thinking about the Tofu Pad Thai. It turns out it was a great decision because it was the best I’d ever had!

Tonight I set out to recreate my beloved Andaman Tofu Pad Thai, and let me tell you…it was simply delicious!

Healthier Tofu Pad Thai – Vegetarian & Gluten Free

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Serves 4, 391 calories per serving

Sauce:

  • 1/4 C Braggs Liquid Aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
  • Juice from 3 limes
  • 2 T Brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 T Sriricha (this was realllllllly spicy! Use less if you don’t love spicy foods)
  • 1 t Sesame oil (or whatever kind of oil you have on hand)

Dish:

  • 8 oz rice noodles, cooked to package directions
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Carrots, sliced
  • 3 Scallions
  • 1 small head of broccoli. chopped

Garnish:

  • Cilantro
  • Crushed peanuts
  • Lime wedges

To start, cut a block of extra firm tofu into small cubes. Don’t worry about draining it – the excess liquid will cook off. Cook the tofu in a greased skillet on medium-high heat.

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Pour a lightly beaten egg into a separate greased skillet and cook until set. Transfer to a cutting board in one piece and cut into slices. Go ahead and chop your veggies now too.

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Cook the tofu until it is starting to brown and the excess liquid as cooked off, re-spraying with cooking spray as needed to avoid sticking.

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Add chopped veggies and sit aside.

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In a large skillet, add sauce ingredients and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to just boiling.

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Add tofu, broccoli & carrots and cook until the veggies are soft and sauce has thickened.

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Add cooked noodles, scallions & egg,

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and toss to combine.

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At this point taste to adjust seasonings to your preference.

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Garnish with crushed peanuts, cilantro, a lime wedge, & more Sriricha if you’re a crazy person like me!

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So much tastier than takeout,

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and MUCH healthier too!

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I hope you love it as much as I do!

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20 thoughts on “Healthier Tofu Pad Thai

  1. makingthymeforhealthNo Gravatar

    Wow, this looks incredible! I have been eating more tofu lately and I love how you used it in this dish. All of the fresh veggies look good too. I’ll have to bookmark this one, thanks for sharing it! :)

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    1. AshleeNo Gravatar

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      Tofu can be so delicious if cooked right! I’ve still got your coconut tofu strips bookmarked. Cant wait to try them! I actually bought a package of tofu just to make those this week mmmm

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  2. RachelNo Gravatar

    Love it! I’m definitely making this when I get back home…but that doesn’t mean we still can’t go to dinner again SOON! :) Thanks for all your delicious ideas you post.

    Reply
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    1. AshleeNo Gravatar

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      Awesome I’m so glad that you guys liked it!! I have made it at least once a week since I created the recipe…it’s definitely a keeper!

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