MANGO & NOODLE SESAME SALAD WITH ASIAN FLAVOURS
2 large mangoes, sliced
300g dried rice noodles
1 cup red cabbage, very finely sliced
1 carrots ribbons
2 large handful of bean sprouts
4 spring onions, finely sliced
Handful of mint leaves
Handful of basil leaves
Handful coriander leaves
2 heaped tablespoons salted peanuts
2 tablespoons hulled sesame seeds, toasted
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
For the noodle dressing:
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 teaspoons fish sauce
1 garlic clove (crushed)
1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
For the spicy peanut dressing:
125g smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon dried chillies
1 ½ teaspoons soy sauce
Juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon wine vinegar
- To make the dressing for the noodles: whisk together all the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved. Then whisk in 4 tablespoons cold water and set aside.
- Place the noodles in a large, heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to soak for 15 minutes until soft. Drain, rinse well under cold water and drain again. Once cool and completely drained, toss the dressing through the noodles and set aside.
- To make the spicy peanut dressing: in small bowl whisk together the peanut butter, garlic powder, ginger, crushed dried chillies, soy sauce, lime juice and vinegar. Stir in the water until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.
- Arrange the noodles on a platter and scatter over all the salad ingredients, and gently toss to combine Serve with the peanut sauce.