Udon noodles with wasabi and greens

Udon noodles with wasabi and greens

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Feel Good Food
Serves
4
Photographer
Chris Chen

This is another feel-good summer meal that can be served chilled when the weather heats up. To serve this dish warm, simply add the heated sauce and top with the raw ingredients as soon as the noodles are cooked. Toasted seeds are fantastic sprinkled over this dish.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
125g udon noodles
150g baby spinach leaves
150g rocket leaves
1 cucumber, finely sliced
1 small head radicchio
3 tablespoons spring onion, finely sliced

Sauce

Quantity Ingredient
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup hulled tahini
1 tablespoon shoyu or umeboshi paste
1 tablespoon brown rice or apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon wasabi powder
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated

Method

  1. Prepare the noodles using the ‘shock’ method (see note). Drain and rinse under cold running water, then drain again and set aside.
  2. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and blanch the spinach and rocket, in separate batches, for 1–2 minutes each, or until just wilted. Remove and refresh the vegetables immediately under cold running water, then drain again.
  3. To make the sauce, place the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat with ¹/³ cup water. Stir for 3 minutes, then remove from the heat and set aside. Whisk the sauce to attain a smooth consistency – if it appears a little thick, add a little extra water to thin it out.
  4. Toss the drained noodles with the blanched greens, cucumber and radicchio. Serve on plates and top with the sauce and spring onion. Serve warm or chilled.

Note

  • To prepare noodles with the 'shock' method, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, drop in the noodles, stir them and quickly add a cup of cold water to ‘shock’ them. Repeat this method of ‘shocking’ up to three times and then check the noodle for doneness. The noodle is ready when cooked through but still firm. Refresh the noodles under cold running water if they are to be used later and add a teaspoon of sesame oil so they don’t stick together.
Tags:
healthy
wholefoods
diet
low-fat
low fat
SBS
simple
easy
weeknight
midweek
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