Vegan Pad Thai with Tofu and Cashews

Prep Time 25 - 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 to 4 servings
Pad Thai is a super-flavourful traditional Thai dish. It's easy to prepare and makes a satisfying and filling meal that'll please the whole family! For an absolutely delicious meal, serve with crunchy cashews, fresh cilantro, and a slice of lime.

How It's Made: Pad Thai sauce


  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of or
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • Sriracha sauce to taste


  1. Place all the ingredients in a mason jar, close, and shake to mix. Set aside. 

How It's Made: Pad Thai


  • Rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 block of firm tofu
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 generous pinch of
  • 2 French shallots
  • 3/4 cup of broccoli florets
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of
  • 1 cup of bean sprouts
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • Lime slices, for serving


  1. Cook the rice noodles according to the package directions (usually about 3-5 minutes). Once cooked, rinse them in cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside. 
  2. Julienne the carrots with a mandolin, grater, or peeler. Mince the shallots and green onions. Chop the garlic and cilantro. Coarsely chop the cashews.
  3. To prepare the tofu, cut evenly into strips. In a large anti-stick frying pan, heat the vegetable oil. Add the minced shallots and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the tofu, garlic, and pinch of salt. Brown the tofu for 2 minutes on medium-high heat. Add the broccoli florets and cook for another minute. Add the cooked noodles and 1/3 cup of the sauce, mixing well to cover all the ingredients. Cook for about 30 seconds, until the sauce is absorbed. 
  4. Add the green onions and cilantro and lightly toss. Add a tablespoon of sauce at a time until the desired texture and flavour is achieved. Before serving, add the carrots, bean sprouts and cashews. Garnish each plate with a slice of lime.
Emilie Gaillet
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Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.