This pad thai from The Honour System plays it safe for those with dietary restrictions without sacrificing the flavor and texture of the traditional dish. Find protein in the form of ground almonds, with an option to add egg or tofu for non-vegans. Homemade faux soy sauce — a low-sodium and soy-free substitute — makes this dish stand out at only 67 milligrams of sodium per serving.
- 1 (14 ounce) package rice noodles
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) faux ‘soy’ sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) maple syrup
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) toasted sesame oil
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) roasted almonds, chopped
Combine all ingredients, with the exception of the noodles, cilantro, green onions and almonds, in a small bowl and stir well with a fork.
Cook noodles according to the package instructions.
Drain the noodles and toss with the sauce.
Top with the cilantro, green onions and almonds.
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 158; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 67mg; Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 4g