Turkey larb with rice noodles and lime

This deliciously zingy Southeast Asian salad is also low in fat.

  • Gluten Free


200g thin dried rice noodles
1 small red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
1 red onion, halved and sliced
1 tbsp vegetable oil
400g essential Waitrose British turkey breast and thigh mince
handful coriander leaves
handful mint leaves


3 essential Waitrose limes, juice (about 125ml)
1 garlic clove, crushed
20g fresh root ginger, finely grated
1½ tbsp fish sauce
1½ tbsp light brown soft sugar


1. Put the noodles in a bowl, pour over a kettle of just-boiled water and set aside for 10 minutes while you prepare everything else. When the noodles are soft but still have a little bite, drain well, and put in a large bowl with the chilli, carrot and onion. Mix the dressing ingredients in another bowl with ½tbsp water; set aside. 

2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan or wok over a high heat until hot. Add the turkey and sear so it browns nicely and breaks into chunks. Once the meat is cooked through – after about 5-8 minutes – add it to the bowl with the noodles, pour over the dressing and mix well.

3. Toss through most of the herbs, transfer the salad to a large platter, then scatter over the remaining herbs before serving.


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  • Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus soaking
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes, plus soaking

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,635kJ
Fat 7.3g
Saturated Fat 1.7g
Carbohydrate 55.1g
Sugars 12.7g
Protein 25.2g
Salt 1.7g
Fibre 1.8g

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This recipe was first published in Mon Jun 01 14:27:00 BST 2015.