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Green Goddess Noodle Salad

Serves: 4 | Prep: | Cook:

INFO

This noodle salad is the perfect way to pack in your greens. And it's quick and easy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 300g Biona Organic Spelt Buckwheat Noodles
  • 1 tbsp Biona Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 300g Broccoli florets or purple-sprouting broccoli, asparagus or green beans
  • 1 Medium green cabbage or pak choi, leaves finely shredded
  • 1 Medium fennel bulb, finely sliced
  • 1 Cucumber, halved lengthways, seeds scooped out and flesh chopped
  • 4 Spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 Large ripe avocado, sliced
  • 2 Handfuls of fresh greens (such as watercress, baby spinach, sliced lettuce or leftover cooked kale)
  • 1 Small handful of nuts (such as cashew nuts, peanuts or almonds) or seeds (such as Biona Organic Sunflower Seeds, sesame or poppy seeds)
  • 4 Large handfuls of fresh herbs (such as coriander, mint or basil, or a mixture) roughly chopped
  • 1-2 Fresh red chillies (optional)
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  • For the Dressing
  • Grated zest and juice of 2 limes or 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp Toasted sesame oil
  • 5 tbsp Biona Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic clove, grated
  • 4cm Piece of fresh root ginger (unpeeled if organic) finely grated
  • 2 tsp Biona Organic Tamari Sauce
  • A Pinch of cayenne pepper or chilli flakes (optional)
  • Sea salt and black pepper

METHOD

  • Cook the buckwheat noodles in a large pan of boiling water according to the packet instructions (about 7 mins). Use two forks to tease the noodles apart during the first minute of cooking.
  • When they are tender, drain and rinse under cold water for 15 seconds. Drain again and then toss in the olive oil in a large serving bowl to stop the noodles sticking together. Set aside.
  • Using the same pan, after a quick rinse, steam the broccoli (or other vegetable), covered with a lid, in 4 tbsp of boiling water for 4 minutes until tender.
  • Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a bowl or shake in a jam jar with the lid on. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then drain.
  • Add the raw veg (pak choi/cabbage, fennel, cucumber, spring onions and avocado) to the noodles with the greens and steamed broccoli. Pour over the dressing and mix everything together.
  • Top with the nuts or seeds, toasted in a dry pan for a minute if you like, and the fresh herbs and chilli.

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