Salad

Think healthy/clean eating is boring….you are soooo wrong!!

ZINGY, HEALTHY ASIAN STYLE NOODLE SALAD

This salad is totally lush on its own or a great accompaniment to any meat or fish. I used it for dinner and then lunch the next day. As you can see steak was my chosen meat….❤

Feel free to play around with the veggies, sugar snap peas, mangetout and many more veggies would be perfect too!

100g Wholewheat Noodles

1 1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds

1 tbsp Crunchy Peanut Butter

1/2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3/4 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar

Juice of 1 Lime

Pinch of Chilli Flakes

1 Carrot Cut into Ribbons (use a potato peeler)

1 Red Pepper, sliced into matchsticks

Large Handful Red Cabbage, finely sliced

50g Beansprouts, or more if you love them!!

1-2 Spring Onion, White bit sliced on the diagonal 

Sea Salt
Cook the noodles according to packet instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water.
Roast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan for a few mins and remove as they become golden. Set aside.
Mix the peanut butter, lime juice, olive oil, rice wine vinegar, chilli flakes and salt and use a small whisk or fork to really combine until it is nice and thick and glossy.
In a bowl add the noodles and veggies, give them a good mix up before pouring over the dressing and mix again so everything is well coated.
Sprinkle over the sesame seeds. (Which as you can see from my photo, I totally forgot about!!)

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A Simple Chopped Salad with a Lush Dressing

A Simple Chopped Salad with a Lush Dressing 😋

Simple Chopped Salad

The sun is shining…..ok, just about, but after months of casseroles I was craving a tasty wee salad. This is so wonderful and you could serve it with any meat or fish….or just on its own!

For the Dressing
1/4 Clove Garlic Crushed
1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp Red or White Wine Vinegar
6 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Maldon Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Take all of the above ingredients and put in a clean jam jar and shake vigorously. Alternatively put all of the ingredients into a bowl and use a small whisk until the ingredients all come together nicely.

For the Salad
2 Baby Gem Lettuce Chopped
Some mixed Leaves, Chopped
A Couple of handfuls of Cherry Tomatoes halved
1/2 Block Feta Crumbled
A Couple of handfuls of fresh Cress

I simple chopped it all on a board and gave it a toss then drizzled over the salad dressing. Boom!

Any left over dressing keep in the jar in a fridge for a few days.

Feel free to add or takeaway ingredients. Radish or avocado would work well too!!