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Mexican-Thai Fusion: Pad Thai Burritos with Avocado

We created this Mexican-Thai fusion for those who love both cuisine styles and don’t want to choose. It unites the warm, delicious comfort of pad thai with the handheld convenience of Mexican burritos — complete, of course, with Avocados From Mexico.

So the next time you’ve got cravings for both Mexican and Thai, don’t choose. Fuse!

Related: Thai isn’t the only fusion-worthy cuisine. Try this Mexican-Japanese take on homemade ramen with avocado.

Pad Thai Burritos with Avocado

Pad Thai Sauce Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. tamarind paste
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha (add more to taste)

Pad Thai Burritos Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 8 oz. raw chicken, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 oz. shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 c. bean sprouts
  • 4 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 c. dry-roasted peanuts, crushed
  • 4 large flour tortillas, warmed
  • 1 Avocado From Mexico, sliced
  • 1 lime, cut into fourths for garnish, optional
  • 1/2 c. fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish, optional

Directions:

  1. For the sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the sauce ingredients. Set mixture aside.
  2. In a large wok, heat 1 ½ tbsp. of vegetable oil on high. Evenly distribute the oil.
  3. Add the chicken, minced garlic, shredded carrots, and bell pepper to the pan. Cook for approximately 4 minutes, flipping the chicken once, or until the vegetables are tender and the chicken’s internal temperature is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Slide the mixture to one side of the pan. Add the remaining 1 ½ tbsp. of vegetable oil and 2 beaten Scramble to desired consistency.
  5. Turn the heat to low. Add sauce, bean sprouts, scallions, and half of the dry-roasted peanuts. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  6. Place 1 tortilla in a clean, stainless steel pan over medium heat. Warm the tortilla for 30 seconds on each side. Repeat for each tortilla.
  7. Spoon a hearty helping of the stir-fry mixture onto the flour tortillas. Place crushed peanuts, avocado, and cilantro on top before folding the tortilla into a burrito.

From Pad Thai Burrito to Bowl

Adding creamy guacamole is a quick, easy way to transform this into a delicious burrito bowl. Instead of a tortilla, load your mixture into a bowl and add a dollop of one of these delicious guacamoles:

Looking for more ways to use creamy, versatile avocado? Check out our avocado recipe page.

 

By Avocados From Mexico February 01, 2021

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