Vegan Pad Thai

I never realised how easy it was to make a simple pad thai dish! I used brown rice noodles with the intention of making the dish more wholegrain and healthier. I use Meridian peanut butter when I can find it, as it contains no palm oil. If you’re unsure of why I’d take issue with a commonplace ingredient like palm oil, see here. We can all take action simply by choosing to buy product X over product Y and it makes a difference.

Vegan Pad Thai

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Serves: 3 Cooking Time: 20 mins


  • brown rice pad thai noodles
  • block of firm tofu
  • half shallot/onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 6 scallions, sliced
  • handful of roasted salted peanuts, chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 tsp honey or agave
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (for cooking)



Bring saucepan of water to the boil for noodles


Heat coconut oil in a frying pan


Add sliced tofu to heated oil and cook on one side over a medium/high heat for 3 mins


Turn tofu slices and add 1/2 tbsp soy sauce and chopped onion


In a small bowl, whisk together rest of soy sauce, lime juice, honey/agave and peanut butter


Once tofu is browned, add garlic


Cook noodles in boiling water, according to instructions on packet. Once cooked, drain noodles and splash with cold water


Add noodles and sauce to frying pan, stir. Serve with chopped scallion and peanuts as toppings

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  • Reply
    Katoo Fournier
    April 17, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Kirstyn. What a beautiful pictures! Everything looks so delicious. Can you tell me what you use for the beautiful coloured backgrounds? Andmaybegive me one essential tip for foodfotography? Thanx a lot! Katoo

    • Reply
      August 15, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Hello there, apologies for the delayed reply. Thanks for the the comment. I’m actually a graphic designer so I use Adobe software for the coloured backgrounds. When it comes to food photography, perhaps a tip is to master natural light, before using an artificial light. There’s really a lot you can do with natural light.

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