Trail Recipe: Fresh Ultralight Pad Thai

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Fresh Ultralight Pad Thai Recipe by MONTyBOCA

What makes for a great backcountry recipe? It needs to be fast, light, packable, filling and have some texture and freshness. This recipe checks all those boxes and you can cook it up in the same amount of time as a packaged meal.

Try adding packaged meats or tofu for added protein and maybe some snap peas or pepper for some amazing crunch. And don’t worry, fresh veggies last longer than you think.

Fresh Ultralight Pad Thai recipe

Watch Chef Corso Cook Fresh Ultralight Pad Thai

Full Ingredient List

Below are the full ingredients for the Fresh Ultralight Pad Thai. Feel free to add meat or tofu (if you can pack it!) to get more protein in the meal.

Fresh Ultralight Pad Thai ingredient list

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Chef Corso

Professional chef and founder of MONTyBOCA, Chef Corso wants to help you make meals in the wilderness. With over 160 trail tested meals, instructional guides and videos, and an upbeat attitude he will teach you to enjoy better, healthier foods on your backpacking trips. Follow him on Instagram.

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