Looking for a quick and easy meal that is fresh and will feed the family? It has been tested by hundreds of families and has made its way onto the weekly rotation of many… is there any better compliment?
Bec wanted to call it ‘Quick Un-Authentic Thermomix Pad Thai'. Joe said no.
What makes it un-authentic? Well, it doesn't have sugar, as pad thai usually does. Also, the vegetables are chopped up in the Thermomix, rather than left in matchstick form. The great news is that this Thermomix Pad Thai has good-for-you ingredients, it really goes a long way (feeding a crowd) and it doesn't cost the earth. In fact, we chose to feature it in The Budget Issue of our digital magazine, as it's such a cost effective meal.
For a bit of fun, check out the video below. It's Bec and Joe showing how quick and easy it is to make this Thermomix Pad Thai on Day 1 of 30mix. 30mix was the 12 day challenge we run – a new recipe and video every day, each taking less than 30 minutes to complete. It was great fun. Be sure that you are on our mailing list to hear about our next one!
Give this Thermomix Pad Thai a try, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
If you need it to be egg-free, omit the egg.
If you need it to be nut-free, omit the nut garnish, and replace the peanut oil.
If you need it to be vegetarian, substitute the chicken with tofu and the fish sauce with soy sauce .
If you need it to be vegan, omit the egg, substitute the chicken with tofu, and the fish sauce with soy sauce.
This tasty Thai noodle dish is so flavoursome and full of good ingredients. If it's a regular at your house (especially if you are paying for takeaway!) it's worth investing in the base ingredients so that you can make it time and time again with minimal outlay. Other ideas to make this dish cheaper include freezing your herbs and chillies, and buying packs of noodles whilst on sale. This dish is easily made vegetarian by omitting the chicken. You can add strips of tofu if you prefer. Scroll down beneath the recipe for the breakdown of costs.
No: Gluten / Dairy
Contains: Egg / Nuts
*Variations: Can be made without Nuts
fresh coriander – 30g, or from frozen
carrot – 120g, roughly chopped
capsicum – 120g, roughly chopped
rice noodles – 200g, thick, dried
garlic cloves – 2, peeled
chilli – 1, red, large (or alter chilli choice to your taste preference)
spring onion – 1, white part only
fish sauce – 30g
tamarind purée – 30g
peanut oil – 90g
egg – 1
chicken breast – 500g
bean sprouts – 1 handful, mung, washed
lime – 1, halved, juice only, optional (can use bottled lime juice)