17 November 2012

Spicy Prawn & Chicken Noodle Salad

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!” 
Mae West

This salad delivers.  Filling & satisfying, fresh & spicy & the perfect antidote to over indulgence without leaving you wanting.

Spicy Prawn & Chicken Noodle Salad


Serves 2

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.

If you like this you might like this Asian Slaw
Two years ago M&Ms Green Coleslaw



  1. Totally my kind of salad, and perfect antidote to all that silly season over indulgence. Not sure about dividing it between two plates thought - don't think I would want to share!

    1. Ha ha, yes it was pretty easy to scoff almost the lot!

  2. Thanks for linking in Mairi - your photos just pop! Cheers

  3. His Lordship is heading overseas for business so I am going to indulge completely on all your salad creations.

  4. Perfect! I adore the bright clean flavors of an Asian salad and yours is just beautiful!


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