Cold Chinese Summer Noodles

Cold Chinese Summer Noodles


Ingredients

Salad

1 250 gram (almost 9 oz) packet of either white or brown rice noodles (vermicelli)
1 small green capsicum (pepper) cut into thin strips
1 small red capsicum (pepper) cut into thin strips
1 large carrot, julienned
1 large cucumber, peeled and julienned
1/4 red onion, sliced very thinly
1 rib of celery, sliced very thinly on the diagonal
1 piece of beef rump steak lightly salt and peppered, sliced into small strips
1 bunch of coriander (cilantro)

Dressing

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 long red chilli sliced on the diagonal (more if you like it spicy)
3cm (1.5?) piece of ginger, grated
2 tablespoons light olive oil or macadamia oil
2 tablespoons tamari (wheat-free soy sauce)
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons dark roasted sesame oil

Method

Soak the noodles in a large bowl of warm filtered water for approximately 15 minutes until they are soft. Drain and set aside.

Cook the thinly sliced steak in a fry pan to your liking and set aside.

Combine all the salad vegetables in a large bowl with the drained noodles. Pluck all the leaves off the bunch of coriander, add these to the salad then very finely slice the stems and toss these into the bowl as well.

Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad. Using your hands toss all the noodles and vegetables together to combine thoroughly. It won’t seem like a lot of dressing, however as the salad sits, the vegetables will release juices adding to the dressing. Let the salad sit for at least 15-20 minutes in the fridge before serving - it just gets better with time!

Credits: Julia Zouev

Photo Credits: Tanya Zouev