The silly season is almost upon us, the diary already filling up with pre Christmas parties & celebrations. In amongst all the partying there is a quiet weekend up north planned for a little R&R but in amongst all the fun & frivolity there will be the need for some lighter, nourishing fare to offset the inevitable over indulgences.
“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”
This salad delivers. Filling & satisfying, fresh & spicy & the perfect antidote to over indulgence without leaving you wanting.
Spicy Prawn & Chicken Noodle Salad
For the dressing
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1 long red chilli, diced
1 kaffir lime leaf, shredded
For the salad
100g rice noodles
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 cup cucumber, thinly sliced
1 cup bean sprouts
1 bunch mint leaves
1 bunch coriander leaves
1shallot, thinly sliced
1 red chilli, thinly sliced
2 cups prawns, cooked, peeled & deveined
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/4 cup chopped toasted peanuts
1 lime, cut into wedges
For the dressing, place all the ingredients in a small bowl & whisk well together. Set aside for an hour or so to allow the flavours to develop.
For the salad prepare the noodles according to the packet instructions and set aside. Use scissors to roughly cut the noodles.
Place all the other ingredients in to a large bowl, except the peanuts & lime wedges. Add the noodles, pour over the dressing & gently toss everything together. Divide among 2 plates, sprinkle with peanuts & add a couple of lime wedges.
Bright, fresh & full of flavour this salad will spice things up.
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