Takeout for dayss!! This Vegan Pad Thai (gluten free and oil free) will satisfy all your take out cravings. It’s packed with flavor and so easy to make. With homemade food this good, who needs takeout? This recipe is made with simple ingredients and can be customized by adding any veggies of choice.
EASY Vegan Pad Thai with Tofu
IngredientsFor the tofu:
- 1 block extra firm tofu
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1.5 tsp chili paste
- 3.5 tbsp tamari
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp lime juice (1/2 a lime)
- 2.5 tsp red chili paste
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 1 red bell pepper - sliced
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1/4-1/2 cup green onions
- Brown rice stir fry noodles
- Crushed peanuts for garnish
Preheat the oven to 420º and line a baking sheet with nonstick parchment paper
Cook the pad Thai noodles according to package instructions
Remove all the excess moisture from the tofu by wrapping it in a thin towel and placing a heavy object on top for about 35-40 mins. If you have a tofu press, that works great too! Once the tofu is pressed, cut into bite-sized cubs and transfer to a bowl
To the tofu, add the corn starch and toss it around to make sure all the pieces are coated in the corn starch.
Add the tamari and chili paste and mix well
Transfer the coated tofu to the baking sheet line with parchment paper (line them on one even layer, no overlapping)
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until slightly browned and crispy
In a pitcher, combine all the sauce ingredients and whisk well - set aside until ready to use.
In a wok, sauté the carrots and bell peppers (or veggies of choice) until cooked through and soft (don’t overcook the veggies). Add a little bit of water at a time to prevent the veggies from sticking to the bottom of the pan
Add in the noodles and pour over the prepared sauce - toss well (see notes on best way to toss without breaking the noodles).
Add in the tofu, bean sprouts, and green onions - toss well to make sure everything is well incorporated.
Serve and enjoy :)