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Almond Pad Thai

Almond Pad Thai

By: Lisa Guy

This Almond Pad Thai adds a healthy & flavourful twist to the popular Thai takeaway. This dish is the perfect way to indulge your taste buds!



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  • 200g flat rice noodles
  • 1½ tbsp tamarind purée
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1½ tbsp tamarind purée
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • 250g firm tofu, cubed
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 organic eggs, whisked (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced lengthways
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • Juice lime
  • lengthways
  • 1 cup broccoli or cauliflower, diced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • Handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped including stems
  • Lime


  • Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to soak for 5 mins, then drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix dressing ingredients together with ¼ cup water, adding more water until mixture is a sauce-like consistency.
  • In a large frying pan, add sesame or coconut oil and sauté the onion and garlic for 3 mins. Add tofu and cook for a further 3 mins.
  • To the pan, add the carrot and zucchini and cook for another 3 mins. Push vegetables aside and add the egg, scramble it, then toss it through the vegetables.
  • Remove vegetables and tofu from the pan and add the noodles, sauce and a handful of coriander. Gently toss together and cook for 3 mins or until noodles are soft.
  • Return vegetables to the pan with some lime juice and toss together.
  • Serve topped with fresh coriander, sliced shallots, chopped almonds and lime wedges.
  • Tip: First, add half the amount of tamarind and add more if desired. Some tamarind pastes can be more concentrated than others.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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