Summer Beef Noodles


Summer Beef Noodles  

A satisfying salad full of fresh Asian flavours, vegetables and tender beef. Spice it up or ease it off depending on what you prefer.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 75g rice stick noodles (Pad Thai)
  • ¼ Chinese cabbage, shredded
  • ¼ purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, julienned
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 1 yellow capsicum, sliced
  • 2 handfuls bean shoots
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 handful coriander, chopped
  • 1 handful basil leaves, chopped
  • 400g roast beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 handful peanuts, toasted and chopped (optional)


  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce (optional)
  • ½ tablespoon honey (optional)


1 Place noodles in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to soften according to the packet instructions (about 5–10 minutes), then drain and rinse with cold water. Drain thoroughly.

2 To make dressing, shake ingredients in a jar until combined. Taste and adjust to your liking.

3 Mix cabbage, cucumber, capsicum, bean shoots, spring onion, coriander leaves and basil with the dressing in a salad bowl and toss. Add beef and noodles and gently toss to combine.

4 Sprinkle with chopped chilli and peanuts.

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As published in Peninsula Kids – Summer 2016/17


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