How great is Thai food? The fresh garlic, ginger, chilli and lime juice… mmmmm… the fresh, crunchy vegetables and fragrant herbs…
This Thai Noodle Salad is ready in a jiffy and tastes exactly like daydreams in the sunshine on a tropical island. True story.
You can mix it up and use any vegetables you like – carrots, capsicum, red onion, baby corn. Play it safe and serve the noodles neatly on the side or go wild and mix it all in together for delicious, messy fun. Any way you like it, it’s fresh, tasty and packed with nutrition.
Now, where did I put my coconut?
- 2 small Lebanese cucumbers, thinly sliced into 'ribbons' (see instructions below)
- 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
- 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 8 snow peas, ends trimmed
- 1 small red chilli, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup firmly packed fresh coriander leaves
- ¼ cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves
- 100g/3.5oz vermicelli rice noodles
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- ⅛ cup tamari/soy sauce
- ⅛ cup sesame oil
- ⅛ cup fresh lime juice
- ½ tsp fresh garlic, crushed
- ½ tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Place noodles in a large bowl, cover with boiling water and allow to soak for 5 minutes or until soft. Drain and set aside.
- Lay cucumbers horizontally on chopping board and using a large peeler, run the peeler from one end of the cucumber to the other to create cucumber 'ribbons'.
- Mix all dressing ingredients in a small bowl or jar.
- Assemble salad ingredients on a serving plate and sprinkle with cashews and sesame seeds.
- Add noodles, drizzle with dressing, and enjoy! x