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Crispy Tofu Pad Thai

This pad thai recipe is to pad die for 🤪

Seriously though- this was super easy 😋I used fettuccini noodles because I couldn’t find rice noodles at Trader Joe's but it still turned out great 🙌🏻 I’m definitely making this one again!


  • 1 pack Organic Firm Tofu (396g)

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup shredded carrots

  • 1/4 cup green onion

  • 1 16 oz bag Fettuccine

  • Parsley for garnish

  • Lemon wedges to serve

For the marinade:

  • 5 tbsp soy sauce

  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 2 tsp sesame oil

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

  • 1 tbsp sriracha

  • 3 tbsp cornstarch

For the pad thai sauce:

  • 6 tbsp soy sauce

  • 4 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 3 tsp sesame oil

  • 3 tbsp peanut butter

  • 2 tbsp sriracha


To prepare the tofu:

  1. Drain the pack of tofu by cutting a slit into the package and draining the liquids. Then, slice the tofu into smaller cubes. In order to get the tofu to become crispy, I wanted to dry it out. To do so, I pressed the tofu for 30 minutes by wrapping it in paper towels and placing a heavy item on it (I used a pan and a pineapple as the weight). This gets all the liquid out.

  2. While the tofu is drying, make the marinade for the tofu (which is the same as the sauce for the pad thai). Add soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sriracha, and peanut butter into a bowl and mix together into unified. Once tofu is ready, put the cubes in the sauce and let it marinade for 30+ minutes.

  3. After 30 minutes, add cornstarch into the marinade. Cornstarch is what will make the tofu crispy in the air fryer. Put in the air fryer for 10-15 minutes at 375º.

To prepare the pad thai:

  1. Boil water for the fettuccine and cook as instructed.

  2. Meanwhile, chop the veggies! Shred carrots (unless you bought shredded carrots), slice the bell pepper, chop the green onion, chop the parsley, and mince the garlic.

  3. Mix together the ingredients for the pad thai sauce.

  4. In a large oiled skillet over medium heat, add in the garlic over medium heat for 2 minutes, then add in the bell peppers and carrots for 3 more minutes.

  5. Add in the cooked fettucini. Pour the sauce over and stir. Add in the crispy tofu.

  6. Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon!


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