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    Peanut-dressed noodle salad with carrot & herbs recipe | Waitrose

    • Vegetarian
    • Christmas
    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 5 minutes

    Serves: 8 as part of a buffet


    225g pack Mama Instant Rice Vermicelli Noodles
    5 tbsp toasted sesame oil
    3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
    3 tbsp light soy sauce
    3 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Japanese Rice Vinegar
    1½ tbsp soft light brown sugar
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Crushed Chilli
    3 carrots, peeled
    2 x 25g packs Thai basil, leaves only
    ½ x 100g pack mint, leaves only, roughly chopped
    4 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Crispy Fried Onions
    50g salted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped


    1. Prepare the noodles according to pack instructions. Drain and rinse under cold running water.

    2. In a large bowl whisk the sesame oil, peanut butter, soy, vinegar, sugar, garlic and chilli together until well mixed. Add the noodles and toss gently to coat.

    3. Using a vegetable peeler, cut the carrots into long, thin ribbons. Add to the noodles with all the herbs and toss again to combine well.

    4. Tip onto a serving dish and scatter with the crispy onions and the peanuts before serving. 

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