Fast Recipes

Chicken noodle salad with turmeric-lime dressing

Light, simple and deceptively easy to make.
Chicken noodle salad with turmeric-lime dressingWilliam Meppem

This dish recalls pad Thai but is far lighter and much simpler to throw together. The dressing also pairs beautifully with seafood straight off the barbecue.


Turmeric-lime dressing


1.Place chicken in a large saucepan, cover with cold water, bring to the boil and simmer until chicken is firm to the touch (8-10 minutes). Remove chicken from pan, reserving poaching liquid in saucepan, and refrigerate briefly to cool.
2.Meanwhile, for turmeric-lime dressing, process ingredients in a small food processor until smooth and season to taste.
3.Bring poaching liquid back to the boil, add noodles and cook until al dente (4-5 minutes). Drain, rinse under cold running water and drain again. Arrange on a platter with mango, daikon, bean sprouts and shallot. Shred chicken over the top, drizzle with dressing to taste and serve scattered with herbs and cashew nuts.

Brown rice noodles are available from select health food shops.


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