Meatless Gourmet: Pad Thai

(SERVES 2)
INGREDIENTS

PAD THAI

150g Pad Thai noodles
1 bell pepper
1 carrot
1 onion
8 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 clove garlic
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon sesame oil

SALSA
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 clove garlic, chopped

TO SERVE
2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
1 avocado, chopped into cubes
1 chopped chives
Chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 lime

PREPARATION

  1. Cut the carrot, sweet pepper and onion into strips. Slice the mushrooms. Chop the garlic and ginger.
  2. Put a pot of water to boil with 4 cups of water.
  3. Pre-heat a pan with sesame oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add vegetables and sauté for 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce.  Mix all ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
  7. Chop peanuts, chives, cilantro and avocado.
  8. Cook Pad Thai noodles as indicated by the brand of your choice.
  9. Take each serving bowl. Serve the noodles, add the sauteed vegetables, pour the sauce and mix.
  10. Serve each bowl with peanuts, cilantro, avocado, chives and a slice of lime on top. Enjoy immediately.

Recipe and photography credits to www.comocomecami.com