Pad thai is one of the most popular Thai dishes for a reason – it’s absolutely flavorful, full of different textures, and versatile. Here we’ve replaced noodles with spiralized (or shredded) cabbage for the same flavors with more veggies!
Spicy Tofu Cabbage Pad Thai
Of course, without noodles, this isn’t a traditional Pad Thai and it won’t be noodle-y like you’re used to, BUT if you have an open mind and love Pad Thai flavors, you will love this meal.
The cabbage is stir fried with ingredients like ginger, fish sauce, and lime juice and then tossed with cooked egg and peanuts like the traditional dish. The cabbage is shredded into strips with the spiralizer, so they’re nice and long like a noodle and are perfectly al dente when stir fried.
I love adding spice to everything and here, it gives this dish the extra kick it needs. Tofu pairs well in Pad Thai and has a similar consistency to the egg, working well together.
There’s a version of this recipe in my Inspiralized and Beyond cookbook with shrimp, so if you want a non-vegetarian version, check that out. Otherwise, you can use any other proteins – pork or chicken would work really well, too.