Ok, ok- I don’t claim to be an expert in asian cuisine, and this may be totally inauthentic, Yes, I know tahini is middle eastern. But none of this will matter when you’ve had a hard day at work, and need something fast, crunchy, and super satisfying. Plus, the dressing is to die for: creamy, umami, zingy. There’s a bit of slicing to do at the beginning, but after that, everything comes together within minutes. I’ve used dried wholewheat noodles here, which take around 6 minutes too cook- this gives you enough time to cook all the veggies and make the sauce. Bear in mind that if you have quick cook noodles, you might need to delay this step.
Ready in 10-15 minutes
- 1 nest wholemeal noodles
- 1 clove of garlic
- 3cm piece of ginger
- Fresh or dried chilli to your liking (as a wimp, I use just a pinch of dried chilli flakes)
- 1 big handful mushrooms, sliced
- 1 big handful broccoli florets, sliced
- 1 big handful shredded white cabbage
- 1 small handful of crushed peanuts or sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp, tahini
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- Juice of half a lemon
HOW TO DO THIS THING
- Boil the kettle and get a wok or big frying pan on the heat.
- Start of by finely slicing your garlic, ginger and chilli, and slicing all your veggies.
- My noodles take around 6 minutes to cook, so,I start by plunging these into boiling water. You might need to do this whilst the veggies are already cooking if you have very quick cook ones.
- In your hot wok, add a splash of vegetable oil (not olive oil if possible), and throw in your garlic, chilli, and ginger, stirring it all really quickly for around 30 seconds.
- Chuck in your sliced veggies and peanuts, stirring quickly and making sure everything gets a little kiss of garlic and ginger. After 2-3 minutes all your veggies should be nicely al dente, and your nuts will be lightly toasted up, so you can remove from the heat.
- Stir together your tahini, lemon, and soy sauce to make the dressing.
- Now it’s all ready! Drain your noodles and add to the veggies pan. Pour over your sauce and mix it all really well.
- Bundle it onto a plate and demolish, or throw on some sesame seeds and extra chilli if you feel like instagramming.