Noodle and Asparagus Salad with a Maple-Asian Dressing

Salads / Summer

4 portions


For the noodle and asparagus salad

  • 1 pack of medium egg noodles 
  • 8 large asparagus
  • 3 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

For the maple-Asian dressing

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar 
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste) 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp tahini 


To make the noodles and asparagus

  1. Boil the noodles in a large pot of salted water, following the packet instructions.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, use a vegetable peeler to shave the asparagus.
  3. Lay an asparagus spear flat on a cutting board. Starting at the bottom end, use the peeler to shave it into long thin strips or ribbons. Place the asparagus shavings in a large bowl and repeat with the remaining asparagus.
  4. Drain the noodles and set aside.

To make the dressing

  1. Put all ingredients in a bowl and then whisk until combined.


  1. Put the noodles and asparagus on a plate, drizzle the maple-Asian dressing and sprinkle roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, chopped coriander and sliced red chilli on top. 

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