Sweet & Sour Veg with Nutty Noodles Recipe | Abel & Cole
Sweet & Sour Veg with Nutty Noodles
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
National Noodle Month is just behind us and we’ve been inspired. You’ll be having a riot of colourful veg coated in a sweet and sour glaze sat atop cashew and tahini noodles.
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714 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • 35g cashews
  • 1 lemon
  • 40g tahini
  • 2 salad onions
  • 3 courgettes
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 red onion
  • A thumb of ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 bundles of rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
From your kitchen
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Frying pan or wok
  • Small bowl
  • Pan with lid
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat a frying pan or wok. Throw in the cashews and toast for 2-3 mins till golden. Tip into a small bowl.

  • 2.

    Zest and juice the lemon into a small bowl. Whisk in the tahini with 1 tbsp cold water. Finely slice the salad onions and add those. Set aside.

  • 3.

    Slice the courgette into 1 cm thick rounds. Halve the pepper and scoop out the seeds. Roughly chop it. Peel and trim the carrots. Thinly slice them on the diagonal. Peel and thickly slice the onion.

  • 4.

    Heat the pan or wok you used to toast the cashews. When warm, pour in 1 tbsp oil. Add the veg and cook for 5 mins, tossing till golden.

  • 5.

    While the veg are frying, cook the noodles. Put 2 bundles of noodles into a pan and cover with boiling water (see our tip below for what to do with your leftover bundle). Cook for 3 mins till tender. Drain and immediately pour over the tahini sauce. Pop on a lid to keep warm.

  • 6.

    Peel and grate the ginger and garlic. Whisk 1 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp vinegar together. Add the grated garlic and ginger. Pour in the red wine vinegar mix. Stir and cook for 2 mins.

  • 7.

    Taste and season the noodles and the veg. Divide the noodles between two plates. Top with the sticky veg. Scatter over the toasted cashews to serve.

  • 8.

    Oodles of noodles^ Use your leftover bundle of noodles to make a DIY noodle pot. Put ginger, chilli, garlic, tamari and honey in a jar. Add veg, herbs and the noodles. Pour in boiling water and leave for 4-5 mins.