Pasta Zero Pad Thai

Pasta Zero is one of my favorite food finds!  Now y’all know I love my pasta, but being able to have an entire bag of Pasta Zero for just 40 calories is hard to beat!

Pasta Zero

In the past I have enjoyed Pasta Zero with marinara sauce, taking it an Italian route, but today I went Thai!  I am a sucker for Pad Thai and knew that Pasta Zero would work perfectly in place of the rice noodles.  The dish turned out perfectly and is one that I will keep in mind when I’m craving Thai food!  So here it is, Pasta Zero Pad Thai!

Pasta Zero Pad Thai

Pasta Zero Pad Thai

  • 2 bags of Pasta Zero (you should be able to find it in the produce section of your grocery store.  Mine is next to the salads in the Meatless product section)
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1.5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Asian chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter, melted
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 egg, scrambled
  • 1 cup of fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

Pasta Zero Pad Thai

To start, empty both bags of Pasta Zero into a strainer and rinse well.  Set the Pasta to the side.

Pasta Zero

Next, in a bowl combine fish sauce, lime juice, melted peanut butter, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and chili sauce.  Whisk well to combine.

Pasta Zero Pad Thai

Next, cook the chicken in 1/2 tbsp of sesame oil (or vegetable oil).

Trader Joe's Sesame Oil

The diced chicken will take roughly 6 minutes to brown, but please cook through until no longer pink.  Once the chicken is cooked, set it to the side.

Diced Chicken

In the same pan cook the scrambled egg.  Once the egg is cooked, set it to the side in a bowl.

Pasta Zero Pad Thai

Next, using the same pan, heat the remaining sesame oil.  To it add the chopped garlic and red pepper flakes.  Heat the garlic and pepper flakes for about a minute and then add the Pasta Zero and bean sprouts.

Bean Sprouts

Saute the Pasta Zero for a few minutes before adding the sauce mixture.

Pasta Zero Pad Thai

Mix the sauce and Pasta Zero together and then add the diced chicken.  Cook until heated through.

Pasta Zero Pad Thai

To serve, divide the Pad Thai among 2 dishes and top each plate with half of the egg, green onions, and a sprinkle of lime zest.

Pasta Zero Pad Thai

This is such a fantastic way to enjoy Pad Thai without all of the calories!  You can make this dish without the chicken or you could replace the chicken with shrimp.  It’s a very versatile dish.  I also used peanut butter in place of chopped peanuts, but you’re welcome to remove the peanut butter and just serve the finished dish with chopped peanuts as a garnish.

Pasta Zero Pad Thai

Enjoy!

Comments

  1. says

    Looks delicious! I’ve never used Pasta Zero before but have been tempted to pick it up at the store. :) I wonder how it would work in dishes that are typically made with wheat noodles (like spaghetti). I’ll have to give it a try some time!

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