This Pad Thai is one of my family’s favorite dishes. Add a heap of grilled chicken or sea food and you have a delicious high protein meal.
I purchase my noodles at the Asian market in town and haven’t seen them online. If you are looking for noodles, you’ll need to check out the Asian markets in your neck of the woods. If anyone knows of a good source for mung bean noodles that would be accessible to everyone (think Whole Foods or perhaps an online retailer) by all means, leave a comment.
Vegetarian Pad Thai
- 6 ounces mung bean noodles
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 head broccoli, chopped into small spears
- ¼ cup water
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon ume plum vinegar
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon water
- ¼ cup scallion, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
- ¼ cup peanuts, roasted and chopped
- Bring water for noodles to boil in a large pot
- Cook noodles according to instructions on package, then drain and set aside
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil, then add onion
- Saute onions for 10-15 minutes, over medium-low heat until lightly browned
- Add broccoli and ¼ cup water
- Cover pan and saute 5 minutes or so until broccoli turns bright green and begins to soften
- Stir in garlic and salt
- Then stir in sesame oil, agave and ume vinegar
- In a small bowl, combine arrowroot and 1 tablespoon water, stirring vigorously to make a paste without any lumps
- Pour the paste over the broccoli and mix quickly and vigorously to loosen any of the mixture that sticks to the bottom of the pan
- Place noodles on individual plates, then top with broccoli mixture
- Garnish with scallions, cilantro and peanuts
Top with your favorite protein: chicken, seafood, tofu, etc.
This is a great dish winter, spring, summer or fall. I hope you enjoy it.
We’re back in full swing with baseball. My older son is playing on the All-Star Team again so I’ll be baking dozens of cookies and brownies in the next 6-8 weeks for their tournaments and having quite a few late night dinners after their 6:00 PM practices. I’m not complaining though, it’s so much fun to sit outside in the evening and watch him play. A fabulous way to spend summer nights!
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