Weight Watchers vegetarian pad thai

This Weight Watchers recipe takes a healthy spin on a popular Asian staple – vegetarian pad Thai – using spiralised vegetables as the hero.

Smartpoint values

SmartPoints per serving: 7

SmartPoints per recipe: 29

Calories per serving: 285

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

300g spiralised butternut squash

300g microwavable ribbon rice noodles

4 spring onions, trimmed and f­inely sliced

100g young leaf spinach, roughly torn

Handful of fresh basil, leaves picked and torn

30g unsalted peanuts, chopped

For the dressing

2 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tbsp reduced-fat peanut butter

2 tbsp light soy sauce

1 red chilli, ­finely chopped

Method

  1. Microwave the squash and the noodles to packet instructions.
  2. Put the squash and noodles in a large bowl and toss together with the spring onions, spinach and basil, letting the heat from the noodles wilt the spinach.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the dressing ingredients with 1 tbsp water until combined.
  4. Divide the noodles between plates and serve drizzled with the dressing and topped with the peanuts.

 

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