Mick’s Oriental Green, Carrot And Noodle Salad

Mick: ‘With the fine weather this week, I was in a salad mood and grabbed some carrots from storage and oriental greens from the polytunnel to make this delicious recipe. The noodles bulk it out and make it a fine meal in itself. This will serve two people, but you can make it go a lot further simply by increasing the amount of oriental greens. The garlic and chilli-pepper add a great kick to this so beware..!’

Ingredients

  • A colander full of oriental green leaves e.g. mizuna, tatsoi, pak choi, rocket, mustard etc.
  • 1 or 2 raw carrots cut in to fine strips
  • 8/10 small florets of sprouting broccoli, lightly blanched (2/3 minutes)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 chilli-pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 portion of egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Step 1 - Cook

Cook the noodles in a pot of boiling water, if you are cooking from a pack follow time successted. Fresh noodles take considerably less time and usually take up to just 3 minutes so be sure to keep an eye on them. Drain noodles well and put aside. Put the greens, broccoli and carrot in a large bowl and mix. In a small bowl put the sesame oil, soy sauce, chilli-pepper, garlic and ginger and stir well. Pour this over the greens and carrot in the large bowl and toss well. Add the noodles.

Step 2 - Serve

Toss well again and serve.

Ingredients

  • A colander full of oriental green leaves e.g. mizuna, tatsoi, pak choi, rocket, mustard etc.
  • 1 or 2 raw carrots cut in to fine strips
  • 8/10 small florets of sprouting broccoli, lightly blanched (2/3 minutes)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 chilli-pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 portion of egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Step 1 - Cook

Cook the noodles in a pot of boiling water, if you are cooking from a pack follow time successted. Fresh noodles take considerably less time and usually take up to just 3 minutes so be sure to keep an eye on them. Drain noodles well and put aside. Put the greens, broccoli and carrot in a large bowl and mix. In a small bowl put the sesame oil, soy sauce, chilli-pepper, garlic and ginger and stir well. Pour this over the greens and carrot in the large bowl and toss well. Add the noodles.

Step 2 - Serve

Toss well again and serve.