Crispy Tofu Curry Pad Thai

Recipe by Kelsey Russell-Murray






Serves 04

The eternal dilemma – curry or pad thai? This curry pad thai packs serious flavor and combines the best of both worlds. It comes together in about 30-minutes and is sure to get added to your regular meal rotation. This take on pad thai offers a rich and flavourful upgrade from traditional pad thai with the addition of creamy coconut milk and fragrant curry paste. The crispy baked tofu adds a delicious crunch and boosts the protein of this plant-based dish. Plenty of vegetables – onions, garlic, bell peppers, carrots and bean sprouts – provide fiber and prebiotics to feed our healthy gut bacteria.


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 425-degrees F. Wrap tofu in paper towel and press to remove excess fluid. Remove paper towel and cube tofu into 1-inch x 1-inch pieces. Add tofu to a medium bowl and drizzle with oil and 1 tbsp tamari, then sprinkle cornstarch over the tofu and toss to coat. Add tofu to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 25-minutes, stirring halfway, until crispy.

  2. 2

    Prepare rice noodles by placing them in a large bowl or pot and covering with boiling water. Allow to stand for 6-8 minutes, stirring every few noodles. Noodles should be soft but still firm, they will absorb liquid from the sauce and further soften. Drain well.

  3. 3

    Add 3 tbsp of tamari, rice vinegar, sesame oil, red curry paste, lime juice, turmeric and coconut milk to a bowl and whisk well. Set aside.

  4. 4

    While your noodles are standing, heat a large fry pan or wok to medium high. Add 1 tbsp avocado oil, onions and garlic and cook for 4-5 minutes, until translucent.

  5. 5

    Add carrots and peppers to onions and garlic and cook until soft.

  6. 6

    Add sauce to vegetables and mix thoroughly, then add rice noodles and heat through. Mix in bean sprouts.

  7. 7

    Plate and serve with desired garnish. Add sriracha or other preferred hot sauce if you like a bit more heat. Enjoy!

  8. 8

    Substitutions: Easily substitute suggested vegetables for veggies of your choosing. Choose brown rice noodles to increase the fibre content compared to white rice noodles.

  9. 9

    Optional: Top with lime wedges, crushed peanuts, cilantro and sriracha.

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