Shrimp Pad Thai Salad


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.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons unrefined or roasted peanut oil (see Tip), divided

  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper (Optional)

  • 8 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage (from 1 head)

  • 16 peeled cooked shrimp (21-25 count), tails left on if desired

  • 1 cup grated carrot

  • ½ cup thinly sliced fresh mint and/or basil

  • ½ cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

  • 2 scallions, sliced


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    plate with shrimp and vegetables


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 (per serving)

407 Calories
25g Fat
16g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 34g 68%
Total Fat 25g 31%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 347mg 116%
Vitamin A 6371IU 127%
Vitamin C 25mg 27%
Folate 117mcg 29%
Sodium 536mg 23%
Calcium 171mg 13%
Iron 4mg 19%
Magnesium 95mg 23%
Potassium 817mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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