Pad Thai with pak choi, green beans and chilli

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Pad Thai with pak choi, green beans and chilli

Category Main course
Serves 4
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 10 mins

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The secret to success when cooking a pad Thai is to have all the ingredients ready to go before you start cooking, so make sure you do all your chopping, slicing and whisking first!


  • 200g rice noodles
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh red chilli, sliced, plus extra to garnish
  • 2 large free-range eggs, whisked
  • 2 tbsp tamarind water (made using tamarind concentrate or paste)
  • 200g bean sprouts
  • 100g green beans
  • spring onion, finely sliced, to garnish
  • 3 tbsp groundnut or sunflower oil
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 50g salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tsp caster sugar (or palm sugar if you have it)
  • 1 pak choi, finely shredded
  • 10g coriander, roughly chopped
  • wedges of lime, to serve


Stage 1

Soak the rice noodles for about
5 minutes in boiling water, or following the packet instructions. When al dente, drain, refresh under cold water and set aside.

Stage 2

Place a wok with the oil on a high heat. When it is smoking hot, quickly fry the garlic, shallot and chilli for about 1 minute. Add half of the chopped peanuts.

Stage 3

Make some space for the eggs and pour into the pan. Allow to scramble and then mix with everything else. Throw in the noodles, followed by the soy sauce or tamari, tamarind water and caster sugar. Toss everything together, working quickly.

Stage 4

Now add the bean sprouts, pak choi, green beans and coriander and toss again, making sure everything is thoroughly coated. Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and garnish with chilli, spring onions and the remaining peanuts. Serve with fresh wedges of lime.


Pad Thai with pak choi, green beans and chilli


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Recipe author

Published by: Vegetarian Living
Recipe and styling: Kathryn Bruton

Nutritional info

Nutritional values are per serving.

  • Calories: 425g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Fibre: 5g
  • Salt: 2.09g

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