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Recipe Pad Thai with Crispy Tofu

  • Prep

    30 minutes

  • Cook

    25 minutes

  • Serves

    1

Pad Thai lovers, rejoice! This plant-based recipe is sure to satisfy all those cravings for peanut-y, sesame goodness. Mother Raw Japanese Dressing is artfully combined with flavours of maple syrup & peanut butter to create this rich sauce to coat your noodles to perfection. A big thank you to our good friend Sari Diskin of @EatWellwithSari for this mouth-watering recipe! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tofu Brick 
  • 1 cup Mixed Bell Peppers (Sliced thin)
  • 1 cup Spiraled Carrots + Zucchini
  • ½ cup Edamame (cooked)
  • 1 Stalk Broccolini
  • ½ Box Soy Bean Noodles (rice or edamame work too)
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil - For cooking veggies
  • Chili flakes and hot sauce (for toppings)

Sauce:

  • ½ cup Japanese Dressing by Mother Raw
  • ¼ cup Wild Friends Peanut Butter (or your fav brand!)
  • 1 tbsp Spicy Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup

Method:

1. Pat dry the tofu brick with a towel and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Place cubes in a container with 3/4 C of the Japanese dressing. Let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to marinate.

 

2. Cut up peppers. Spiralize zucchini, carrots and any other veggies you want to add. You can also buy pre-spiralized veggies! You can really sub with whatever veggies you love!

 

3. Heat up avocado oil in a large pan. Evenly add ALL veggies to the pan. Cook on low, covered for about 10-15 minutes. You want them to be more steamed then crispy, but a little crispy is delish always.

 

4. While veggies are cooking, boil water for the noodles. Boil per the package directions and set aside when done.


5. Grease the bottom of the air fryer. Place marinated tofu cubes on one layer in the air frier. Set to 400 for 10 minutes. After 5 minutes, give the vessle a shake and close again for another 5 minutes. They should be crispy to go by 10 minutes, but it depends on the size of the cubes.

 

6. Mix together all ingredients for the peanut sauce (Mother Raw Japanese dressing, spicy sesame oil, peanut butter and maple syrup) in a mason jar. Shake it up! Set aside.


7. Once tofu is ready, noodles are ready and veggies are well cooked, it is time to construct your bowl and mix it all together with the dressing. You can toss everything in a big pot or you can do it "deconstructed style" like the photo - whatever your heart desires!

 

8. Don't forget to add some hot sauce or chili flakes if you want some more spice!