Spring, Summer, Light Meals, Salads, Main

Asian Rice Noodle Salad

This so simple to whip up, barely any cooking involved. Super fresh and a great option for a light lunch. You can enjoy it all year, but I tend to eat more of it the hotter months. You can also adapt it to whatever veggies you have on hand, blanched sugar snap peas and mange tout work well, as does baby corn, and you can even swap in pineapple for mango.

In some of the images i have used cashew in replace of the peanuts, but just toasted nuts and seeds work just as well.

The dressing brings all the delicious flavours together in one big scrumptious mouthful.

SERVES:
4

Ingredients

Salad

275g rice vermicelli Noodles

2 peppers, orange, red, or yellow diced

1 cup veggies of choice sugar snap, green beans, sweetcorn, tomatoes

½ cucumber, cut in half deseeded and diced

100g radishes, thinly sliced

5 spring onions thinly sliced

Handful torn mint leaves

Handful roughly chopped coriander

1 mango approx. 200g mango/pineapple diced

Dressing

4tbs soy/tamari

2tbs sesame seed

5tbs sweet chilli sauce

Juice of 2 limes

2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

black pepper

Crunchy Sesame Peanuts

100g plain peanuts or toasted peanuts

2 tsp maple syrup

1 tsp ground nut or coconut oil

1 tbsp. sesame seeds

To serve

1 lime cut into 4

Black/sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. First place your noodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water, set aside.
  2. Add all the salad ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  4. Heat a small frying pan with the oil on medium high, add the peanuts and toast for a couple of minutes. Add in the maple and sesame seeds, allow to bubble and go sticky, should take a minute or two. Do not allow to burn. Once all nuts are coated and sticky, remove from the heat and place on baking paper to cool and harden.
  5. Drain your noodles and roughly chop into 3-4 inch lengths, I usually hold them over the bowl of salad and with scissors snip them into smaller lengths.
  6. Combine the salad and noodles and drizzle over the dressing, stir until combined.
  7. Put the peanuts onto a chopping board and roughly chop.
  8. Divide the noodle salad between 4 bowls and sprinkle with the nuts, extra black sesame seeds, and a wedge of lime.

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