Asian sweet potato noodle salad

Summerrrrrrrr!!  It’s been 28 degrees this weekend, and probably the first time this year that I had to insist on eating not-hot food. Since inventing this salad on Saturday, I have eaten it every day. It’s a pretty simple combo of sweet potato noodles and crunchy veg, but the kingmaker is this insanely delicious dressing: creamy, nutty, zingy, fresh, soy-peanut-coconut dream sauce, I like to call it. Feel free to add in sliced radishes, edamame, spring onions or fresh chilli, to the salad but please do yourself a favour and make this dressing. It may be wise to make a huge batch, as this makes for a great, ‘lunch-envy’ inducing packed lunch.  If you’re making extra, keep the dressing on the separate if possible, so the veg will retain their crunch the next day.

Ready in 20 minutes

Serves 2

FOR THE TO DIE FOR DRESSING

  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter or tahini
  • 4 tbsp. coconut milk
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. dried chilli flakes

THE VEG FEST

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 handfuls white cabbage, finely shredded
  • a handful of broccoli florets, sliced
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes (about 8)
  • 3cm piece of fresh ginger
  • a small handful of peanuts, crushed

METHOD

  • Spiralize your sweet potato to make thin noodles, and cook until slightly softened. This can be done by sautéing in a big pan for five minutes or so, or by giving them a 1 minute zap in the microwave. Place the cooked noodles in a big bowl.
  • Heat a splash of oil in a pan, whilst you finally chop your ginger. Fry for a minute or so, and then throw in your broccoli. Stir-fry for about three minutes until cooked through, and add to the bowl.
  • Quarter the tomatoes and throw into the bowl along with the shredded cabbage and peanuts. To make the sauce, simple stir all of the ingredients together in a mug until beautifully smoothie and well combined, and pour over the salad.
  • Give everything a really good mix, and feel smug about how healthy and tasty your dinner is.
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One Comment Add yours

  1. This looks so colourful and delicious 😄

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