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Vegetarian Pad Thai with Peanuts

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 30 min.
Pad Thai, or “soft noodle,” is a flavorful combination of noodles, tofu, and eggs in a spicy peanut sauce. We throw in a twist with a new noodle.


  • 1/2 oz udon, cooked and drained
  • 1/3 cup tamari
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbs creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 6 scallions, sliced diagonally into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces
  • 1/2 lb fresh mung bean sprouts
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb firm tofu, cubed
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges


  • Combine tamari, vinegar, peanut butter and honey in a small bowl. Stir with a whisk until well-combined.
  • Heat 1 tsp (15mL) oil in a large nonstick skillet. Cook eggs over medium heat, stirring, until set. Remove eggs from skillet and set aside.
  • Return skillet to heat and add 2 tsp (10mL) oil. Add green onions, sprouts, garlic and red pepper. Sauté 1 minute. Add tofu and continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add pasta to skillet, tossing with a large fork to combine ingredients. Cook 5 minutes more.
  • Stir in peanut butter mixture and eggs. Cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately garnished with peanuts, cilantro and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 226
  Calories from Fat 101 (45%)
(19%)Total Fat 13g
(12%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(41%)Cholesterol 123mg
(43%)Sodium 1023mg
(14%)Potassium 505mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(31%)Protein 16g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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