Easy Pad Thai (Peanut Noodles) Recipe – Healthy Style!

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Pad Thai can be absolutely delicious, but the traditional version is a bit tricky to make and can also be VERY fatty.  This is a vegetarian version, but feel free to add precooked chicken during the final mix.  As you can see from the picture, I also like to add veggies to my recipe.  This is even farther from traditional, but it makes a nice balanced meal.  (I simply stir fry a package of pre-cut stir-fry veggies in a bit of oil and add them in at the end.)

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced (substitute powdered if needed)
  • 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 8 oz. fine spaghetti (or thai rice noodles if available)

Cook pasta to package directions.  Meanwhile heat oil over medium heat in a saucepan.  Sautee garlic and ginger for about 30 seconds.  Add in peanut butter, soy sauce, sugar and water.  Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is heated through.   Add to pasta and toss to coat, adding red pepper flakes to taste.  (Another option is to add chopped peanuts and or/finely sliced scallions at the end.)


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  2. I just made this…. It was quite good. thanks for the recipe.


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