Love Lunch Recipe – Asian Vermicelli Noodle Salad

Posted: November 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Asian, Love Lunch, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian | No Comments »

Asian Vermicelli Noodle Salad recipe by Annalise Braakensiek
Asian Vermicelli Noodle Salad
Serves 4

Usual notes:
I like to use organic produce (I get mine online from Santos Organics) and purified water in all my recipes, and I recommend you do, too.
Taste and adjust the seasoning to your own palatte. Remember that my recipes are only guidelines, not prescriptions, so feel free to improvise; you don’t have to follow them too rigidly. The one ingredient you must always include however, is LOVE! x

  • 1 large packet bean vermicelli noodles*
  • ¼ bunch gailan
  • ¼ bunch choy sum
  • ¼ bunch bok choy
  • 1 bag bean sprouts
  • 6 Asian baby corn, sliced in half lengthways
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 140g water chestnuts, washed and drained well and finely sliced
  • 1½ cup coriander, plucked
  • 1 large red chilli de-seeded, julienned
  • 3 Tbsp black plum vinegar
  • Home-made satay sauce (or Jimmy Satay Sauce for easy version) to marinate tofu
  • ½ tsp white pepper

For dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil*
  • 1 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1½ tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Splash of tamari, to taste

To serve:

  • Sprinkle of fried shallots
  • Lime cheeks
  • Sprinkle of coriander leaves

 

How to:

Blanch noodles til al dente, drain in cold water and set aside. Be sure they are drained very well. Crush ginger, garlic and add sesame oil, white pepper, mirin, rice wine vinegar and tamari into a medium sized serving/mixing bowl and stir well.

Add water chestnuts, stir well and set aside. Add steamed Asian greens, Asian corn, carrot, fresh chilli, coriander, marinated tofu and stir well being mindful not to break the veggies and tofu when stirring. Add noodles in and mix evenly just before serving.

 

To serve:

Mix ingredients together, plate up with fresh coriander sprigs, a few lime cheeks, a sprinkle of fried shallots and lots of love.

Enjoy! xxx

 

* Recipe Notes:

Noodles: If you’re watching your weight, kelp noodles are fab a low-carb option that work really well.

Sesame oil: My favourite brand is the Santos Organics Australian certified organic Toasted Sesame Oil, which has a fantastically deep aroma and flavour.