Pad Thai first became popular in Thailand during World War II, and over the years came to be one of the country’s most famous national dishes.
Today, it’s a popular street food, and it varies from vendor to vendor in different regions across the country. It is a truly beloved dish here in the states, and is often the star entrée at almost every established Thai-American restaurant.
In an exclusive video below, we put a very interesting twist on classic pad Thai noodles — instead of thin glass noodles, we work with spaghetti squash tendrils.
We absolutely love substituting this healthy, versatile fruit in our recipes, including this one for spaghetti squash and meatball “pasta.”
View the full recipe for squash “noodle” pad Thai below, then check out the video for the instructions.
Will you be trying your hand at this dish in your own kitchen? Let us know in the comments down below.
1/2 medium spaghetti squash
1 Tbsp. peanut oil
8 oz. extra-firm tofu, diced
1/2 medium onion, sliced
2 large eggs
1/2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
4 Tbsps. pad Thai sauce
1/2 cup bean sprouts
4 scallions, cut in 1- to 2-inch pieces
Red pepper flakes
Chopped peanuts, to serve
Hot chili sauce, to serve
Microwave spaghetti squash for 15 minutes and let cool.
Cut squash in half, and shred the inside with a fork. You should have 3 or 4 cups of squash tendrils.
In a large skillet over high heat, add peanut oil. Add tofu and stir-fry until golden on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes.Transfer to a plate.
In same skillet, heat more peanut oil and add onions. Cook until golden, and put with tofu.
Pour eggs into skillet. Create a very thin omelette, and cut with spatula to make curds. Put with tofu.
Add garlic, and fry until fragrant and golden.
Add spaghetti squash, and drizzle pad Thai sauce around the outside of the skillet. Stir until squash is all coated.
Add tofu, onions, and egg back into skillet. Add bean sprouts and scallions.
Top with red pepper flakes, peanuts, and hot sauce to serve. Enjoy!
Will you be making your own healthy pad Thai dinner at home? Let us know in the comments below.
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