The secret of a good Pad Thai is to make a sauce that has a good balance of sweetness and sourness. Here I have combined lime juice, tamarind and rice malt syrup to make that delicious contrast between sweet and sour. This dish is perfect for a work packed lunch, take the dressing in a separate pot and pour over the noodle salad just before eating.
For the dressing
For the Salad
*Make it nut free by substituting half a packet of Clearspring Snack Organic seed mixes in place of the peanuts.
Recipe, photography & styling by Helen Best-Shaw, Fuss Free Flavours, for Clearspring Ltd.
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