Asian Noodle Salad

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When the days are hot and you really don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen preparing dinner, then this is the salad for you

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recipe updated 16 Jun 2020


  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    600g (about 5¼)
  • Fresh chilli icon
    Fresh chilli
    about ½ unit (10g)
  • Carrot icon
    1 (50g)
  • Cucumber icon
    2 (600g)
  • Radish icon
  • Spring onion icon
    Spring onion
    4 (60g)
  • Coriander icon
    ½ cup (about 14g)
  • Rice noodles icon
    Rice noodles
    4¼ tbsp
  • Sweet chilli sauce icon
    Sweet chilli sauce
    about ½ cup (144g)
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    about ½ cup (108g)
  • Fish sauce icon
    Fish sauce
    2 tsp (10ml)
  • Dried basil icon
    Dried basil
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Dried mint icon
    Dried mint
    1 tsp (0g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    as needed
  • Dried dill icon
    Dried dill
    1 pinch
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • Water icon
    1 liter (1000ml)
  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach
    2½ cups (about 80g)
  • Grape tomato icon
    Grape tomato
    250g (about 1 cup)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Varoma tray

Step preview

  1. Add sweet chilli sauce, lemon juice, fish sauce, dried basil and dried mint to a clean medium bowl
  2. Mix and cover
  3. Set aside in fridge
  4. Add olive oil to the varoma tray lightly
  5. Add chicken breast to the varoma tray
  6. Sprinkle with dried dill and sea salt
  7. Add water to the TM5 bowl
  8. Set varoma tray
  9. Steam until cooked through - approx 14 min, varoma, speed 3
  10. Set aside onto cooling rack and let cool - 15 min
  11. Add baby spinach, grape tomato, fresh chilli, carrot, cucumber, radish, spring onion and coriander to a clean large serving bowl
  12. Retrieve varoma tray
  13. Shred
  14. Transfer chicken to salad
  15. Transfer half of sauce to salad
  16. Mix together
  17. Season
  18. Serve with rice noodles
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