veggie noodle salad

Veggie noodle salad

Wholesome family meals don’t have to take hours to prepare, as this veggie noodle salad shows.  Use whatever herbs and vegetables your family likes to create your own version of this very adaptable recipe. Add chicken or beef to turn it into something more substantial.

Serves 4-6


  • 250g medium egg noodles
  • ½ red onion, peeled and roughly diced
  • ½ red chilli seeds removed
  • handful fresh basil leaves
  • handful of fresh chives
  • 1tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1tsp honey
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 100g broccoli florets, finely chopped
  • handful of fresh herb leaves such as basil, oregano and chive
  • 1tbsp sesame seeds


1. Cook the noodles as per the pack’s instructions. Drain in a colander, rinse under cold water and leave to drain, while making the salad.

2. Place the red onion, chilli, basil and chives in a food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Add the soy sauce, olive oil, honey and lime. Blitz twice to combine. Add to a large serving bowl.

3. Next, add the cooled noodles along with the carrot and broccoli to the serving bowl. Mix all the ingredients well together. Sprinkle over the fresh herbs and sesame seeds and serve up your delicious veggie noodle salad.

Recipe and images by Nessa Robbins

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