Dang cold Asian noodle salad

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
250g soba noodles
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp hot chili oil
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
75ml extra virgin olive oil
1 carrot, thinly sliced
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
5 spring onions, whites only, thinly sliced
50g Chinese cabbage, thinly sliced
50g pak choy, thinly sliced
3 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
100g bean sprouts, optional
3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
4 tbsp unsalted peanuts, for garnish
1) Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil, add salt and cook the noodles. When finished, place the noodles in a bowl of iced water to cool. Drain and set aside.

2) In a medium-size mixing bowl combine the sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce, hot chilli oil, hoisin and extra-virgin olive oil. Mix thoroughly and then add the prepared vegetables and noodles.

3) Garnish the salad with sesame seeds and peanuts and serve.

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