We all live very busy lives (Megan works full-time as a social media specialist, Aine’s a sketch comedian and Alex has her own no-bake dessert company), so it’s a rarity that the 3 of us get to produce content for Vegan Girlfriend as a group. But, lo and behold, we managed to whip up this delicious tofu pad thai together!
We even created a video to accompany the recipe, which you can watch here. A huge thank you to our friend Andrew Olivares for filming and editing this video for us! We’ve also *finally* set up a YouTube account, we’ll have toooons more videos coming your way soon, so subscribe to us here.
For the sauce…
- 1 cup organic peanut butter
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup wheat-free tamari
- 1/4 cup Sriracha or hot sauce of your choice
- Juice of 3 limes
For the rest…
- One package of organic nigari firm tofu, pressed and cubed
- One package of rice noodles, prepared as per package’s directions.
- 1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
- 1 cup bok choy, washed and broken apart
- 1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Juice of 1 lime
- Handful cilantro
- Prepare rice noodles by placing on large bowl full of boiling water.
- In a hot skillet, heat coconut oil. Add garlic. Sautée until garlic is fragrant.
- Add in chopped mushrooms.
- Once mushrooms have reduced in size, add in cubed tofu.
- Squeeze the juice of one lime over mushrooms and tofu. Cook evenly on all sides, flipping throughout.
- To make the sauce… In a pot, boil one cup of water. When the water reaches a rolling boil, whisk in peanut butter, tamari, sriracha and lime juice. Reduce to medium heat.
- Once all the ingredients have been combined, pour half of the sauce into skillet with tofu. Sautée the mushrooms and tofu in the sauce until the tofu is slightly crispy.
- While mushrooms and tofu saute, heat bok choy in separate skillet on medium heat until slightly wilted.
- Serve tofu over warm rice noodles. Use ladle to coat with sauce. Top with cilantro, bok choy, green onions, and lime slices. Voila!
Makes approximately 4 meal-sized servings.