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Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy vegetarian recipe? Look no further! This Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai is a flavorful twist on the classic Thai dish, packed with fresh vegetables and zesty flavors. It's a perfect choice for those who are following a vegetarian diet or simply looking to incorporate more veggies into their meals. Let's dive in!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 15 mins 30 mins 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchinis, spiralized into noodles
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

For the Pad Thai Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (adjust according to spice preference)

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the Pad Thai sauce: soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, lime juice, and Sriracha sauce. Set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the sliced onion and minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add the red bell pepper, julienned carrots, and bean sprouts to the skillet. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  5. Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and add the spiralized zucchini noodles to the other side. Cook for 2 minutes, tossing occasionally, until the zucchini noodles are slightly softened.
  6. Pour the Pad Thai sauce over the vegetables and noodles. Toss everything together until well coated in the sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until heated through.
  7. Remove the skillet from heat and garnish with chopped peanuts and sliced green onions.
  8. Serve the Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai hot with lime wedges for an extra burst of freshness.

Serving Suggestions

Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai is perfect for a light and refreshing lunch or dinner. It's also a great option for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet. You can serve it as a main dish or as a side alongside your favorite protein, such as tofu or grilled shrimp. This dish is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Enjoy this flavorful and nutritious twist on Pad Thai! It's a fantastic way to satisfy your cravings for Thai cuisine while adding a healthy dose of veggies to your plate.

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