Transform pad thai into a healthy salad by swapping sliced cabbage noodles for the rice noodles--and save more than 100 calories. Look for sustainable shrimp certified by an independent agency, such as the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find it, wild shrimp from North America is likely to be sustainably caught.

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2017


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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add eggs and cook, lifting the edges as they set to let uncooked egg run underneath. Flip and continue cooking until set, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board to cool.

  • Combine lime juice, fish sauce, ketchup, brown sugar and crushed red pepper (if using) in a small bowl. Whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Place cabbage in a large bowl and toss with half the dressing.

  • Divide the cabbage among 4 plates. Slice the egg and arrange on top of the cabbage along with shrimp, carrot, mint and/or basil, peanuts and scallions. Drizzle with the remaining dressing.


Tips: All unrefined peanut oil--including roasted peanut oil--is extracted without using heat, so it has great flavor. It also delivers more heart-disease-preventing and cancer-fighting phytosterols than refined versions.

Nutrition Facts

407 calories; protein 34g 68% DV; carbohydrates 16.3g 5% DV; dietary fiber 5g 20% DV; sugars 6.1g; fat 24.5g 38% DV; saturated fat 4.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 346.7mg 116% DV; vitamin a iu 6371.3IU 127% DV; vitamin c 24.6mg 41% DV; folate 116.7mcg 29% DV; calcium 171.1mg 17% DV; iron 3.5mg 19% DV; magnesium 95.3mg 34% DV; potassium 817.4mg 23% DV; sodium 535.8mg 21% DV; added sugar 3g.

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Rating: 5 stars
I made this salad for work meals for the week. I only used a half a head of cabbage which still seemed like plenty. I put shrimp in my portions and grilled tofu for my husbands portions. I couldn't find a lot of the ingredients for the dressing in my grocery store-a Jewel so I used a Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette from Trader Joe's. I got six salads out of this recipe (even with only using half the amount of cabbage). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Tasted amazing! I love pad Thai and this is an awesome solution to lower the carbs. Read More