Easy Vegetable Pad Thai [recipe]

I’m a sucker for take-out, especially Chinese and Thai.  It’s easy, cheap and DELICIOUS.  One of my favorite dishes is Vegetable Pad Thai…it has such a unique flavor and it’s (somewhat) healthy too!  If you saw my 10 Simple Weeknight Meals post you probably know that I’ve made an attempt to start cooking more lately, and I’m proud to report that I’ve been doing pretty good!  I ended up experimenting with a simple Pad Thai recipe last week and I was super excited with the results!

Easy Vegetable Pad Thai [recipe]

inspired by this recipe

INGREDIENTS

2 cups cooked rice noodles [prepare noodles according to package instructions]
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sriracha
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup diced green beans
1 cup green, red & yellow peppers, cut into thin strips
3 cup onion, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

METHOD

Bring a large wok to medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil along with green beans, peppers and onions.  Saute for approx. 5 minutes.

While vegetables are cooking, you can make up the Pad Thai sauce.  In a small bowl, add soy sauce, sriracha sauce, lime juice, brown sugar and remaining 1 tbsp olive oil.

When vegetables are lightly browned, add rice noodles and Pad Thai sauce to the wok.  Saute for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Serve Pad Thai warm on a small dish with crushed peanuts sprinkled on top.

Enjoy!

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