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Healthy peanut noodle salad

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Healthy peanut noodle salad

Healthy peanut noodle salad

SUCH a lovely, light healthy lunch. Or a main meal for dinner. Given that I have a love-hate relationship with lunchtimes, this one works well for me. It is quick, easy and healthy. And anything that has a peanuts/satay feel to it is a win for me. If you can’t do peanuts, you could always substitute in another nut butter and I’m sure it would be just as delicious.

There are so many substitute options to this salad it’s ridiculous so make it your own! You could make it with pasta noodles if you prefer or soba noodles. But here is what I did:

Ingredients:

Rice vermicelli noodles, soaked in boiling water and drained

Broccoli

Carrot, finely sliced

Celery, finely sliced

Cucumber, sliced using a peeler to make slithers

Spanish onion, finely sliced

cashews

Handfuls of chopped fresh mint, coriander and spring onions.

Toss the noodles, salad ingredients and herbs together with the following sauce:

*NB. The water content in the sauce is important to keep, as tossing the sauce through the noodles will prevent them from sticking together.

Peanut sauce:

1 spanish (purple/sweet) onion, finely chopped
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger (or ground)
3 T peanut butter (100% peanuts. You could easily just process peanuts until smooth as an alternative)
2 T  soy sauce
2 T rice bran or coconut oil
1 tsp rice syrup
1 tsp sesame oil
juice of 1 lime

Whisk together.

Healthy peanut noodle salad

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Author: Rah

www.plantbasedmunchies.wordpress.com

4 thoughts on “Healthy peanut noodle salad

  1. How many servings is this recipe?

    • Hi Judy, 2 adults ate it for lunch twice (left overs). So I guess that makes 4. I probably would add more if I was doing it for four for dinner though, depending on how hungry you are. :)

  2. This looks great! Definitely a perfect spring dinner =)

  3. Having loved this so much at your place last week, I made this for the family last night and they not only gobbled it up, they pleaded that there were leftovers for them to take as lunch today. An unqualified success Sarah. Ta!

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