Veggie pad Thai recipe



By Nadeen Jawad, fourth year Dental student

If you’re looking for an easy authentic recipe then look no further than this vegetarian pad Thai - which is just as delicious as a traditional meat based pad Thai!

What you will need:

  • 400g dry rice noodles
  • 1 courgette
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 red chilli
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce (or vegan sub)
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp veg stock
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Coriander
  • 1 whisked egg
  • 1 lime
  • Crushed peanuts


  1. Put the rice noodles in a bowl of hot water to cook, and leave them until soft

  2. Make the pad Thai sauce by mixing the fish sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, vegetable stock and white wine vinegar

  3. Slice up or spiralize the veggies and then fry for a few minutes until tender and put to one side

Image: Epigram Food contributor/Nadeen Jawad

  1. Add the noodles and the sauce to the pan and stir for a few minutes

  2. Add your whisked egg to the mix and toss the mixture around

  3. Once cooked, add your veg and a handful of chopped coriander and mix everything together

  4. Serve with crushed nuts over the top with some lime wedges and enjoy!

Image: Epigram Food contributor/Nadeen Jawad

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