Rice Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

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This Asian-style salad and peanut sauce can be served either cool or warm.

225g rice noodles (or Hokkien noodles)
1/2 to 1 cup shallots, chopped
1 cucumber, diced
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup warm water
1/3 cup sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp all-spice powder
Hot sauce to taste
Dark green lettuce leaves
Toasted sesame seeds and tomato wedges for garnish

Cook noodles as per directions on packet (but undercook slightly). Drain. Rinse with cool water.

Combine noodles, shallots and cucumber in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, water, oil, garlic, spice powder and hot sauce.

Arrange lettuce on a plate. Spoon noodle mixture into the middle.Drizzle dressing over top.

Garnish with sesame seeds and tomato wedges.

Serves 6

Suggestion: Add cubed cooked chicken or turkey or serve hot, replacing the diced cucumber with cooked zucchini.


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