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Asparagus Noodle Bowl

Zesty and flavoursome, this noodle bowl is perfect for lunchtime or as a healthy dinner option.

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

You’ll need: 

For the tofu marinade:

1 large shallot, finely diced
2tbsp light brown sugar
3tbsp soy sauce
5tbsp water
Black pepper
1 pack firm tofu, sliced

For the dressing:

2tbsp soy sauce
2tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp soft brown sugar
100ml vegetable stock
1 red chilli, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 lime, juiced

For the noodles:

100g vermicelli noodles, cooked
4 sprigs mint
1 carrot, cut into fine strips
1 cucumber, cut into fine strips
1 little gem lettuce broken into leaves
Handful of coriander and/or Thai Basil

What to do:

In a bowl large enough to accommodate the tofu, mix the shallots, 2 tbsp sugar and 3 tbsp soy sauce with a little water to help mix.  Add a grind of black pepper and add the sliced tofu and marinade for 5-10 minutes.

In another bowl mix 2 tbsp soy sauce with the rice vinegar, 1tsp of soft brown sugar and vegetable stock.  Add the chilli, garlic, and lime juice. This is your dressing.

Heat a frying pan.  Take the tofu out of the marinade and fry it in the pan, turning it to caramelise on each side. Once it’s done, pour the excess marinade over the tofu and let it bubble briefly.

Put the noodles into the bowls you are going to serve the salad in, then add a little dressing.  Top with the vegetables, add the tofu and herbs such as coriander and mint. Finish with the dressing.

 

Recipe courtesy of Enjoy Asparagus

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Hi I'm Melina, a mother of 3 teenage children and with a particular interest in all things health related. I run a busy household and smallholding alongside my work with Silversurfers, which currently includes dogs, fish, hens, ducks and pigs!

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