I used to think salad was for boring people who cared more about their flat stomach rather than their enjoyment over eating dinner and that my friends is a concept I do not understand. Then I started eating actually good salads and there’s no going back. I’ve changed. Well only a little, this isn’t a regular occurrence but sometimes we all just need a bowl of fresh textural healthy to make us feel like actually, we’re doing alright.
Thai Grilled Beef Noodle Salad With Sesame Lime Dressing
3tbs fish sauce
2tbs soy sauce
2tbs sesame oil
Juice from 1 lime
200g vermicelli noodles
Mint & coriander, chopped
1 carrot, sliced finely
Half a cucumber, sliced
1 red chilli, chopped
Handful of peanuts, chopped
Heat a grill or non-stick pan over a high heat. Rub your beef generously with salt, pepper and drizzle each side with olive oil then place on your pan. Cook for a minute or two on each side (longer if you prefer med-well) then leave aside to rest.
While that’s resting, chop up all the veg, herbs and nuts and pop in a big bowl. Cook your vermicelli as per the packet instructions then while still warm, transfer to the bowl with the veg.
In a mug, mix together all the dressing ingredients then pour over the noodle bowl. Now your beef should be well rested so slice thinly and serve with the salad. Doneso.
If beef doesn’t float your boat just substitute for any protein, easy does it.