Prawn sweet chilli noodle salad

Prawn sweet chilli noodle salad

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4 - 6

This low-fat salad is is great for a picnic, lunchbox or even a buffet

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal267
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre5g
  • protein20g
  • salt2.18g
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  • 3 nests medium egg noodles
  • ½ large cucumber
  • bunch spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 100g cherry tomato, halved
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded, finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 200g cooked king prawns, defrosted if frozen
  • zest and juice 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • 25g roasted cashew



    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…


  1. Boil the noodles for 4 mins, then drain. Cool under running water, then drain again. Put into a large bowl, then using scissors, cut into shorter lengths.

  2. Halve cucumber lengthways, then scoop out the seeds. Slice into halfmoons and add to the noodles with the onions, tomatoes, chilli and prawns.

  3. Mix the lime zest, juice and chilli sauce to make a dressing and fold through noodles. Put a handful of spinach onto each serving plate, top with the noodles and cashews.

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13th Mar, 2018
I made this to bring to work for lunch and it was great. So quick and easy. It's really filling and feels quite healthy. I left out the spring onion and chilli for personal preference but I found it still had great flavour from the dressing. Will definitely be making again!
26th Aug, 2017
This was so delicious. The lime in the dressing made it. I brought it for lunch and found it very satisfying. Will definitely make this again.
13th Apr, 2017
This is a winner. I don't bother with the cashews (unnecessary calories and doesn't really add anything special). But I do add fresh coriander and mint. Delicious and healthy.
belle.gothique's picture
23rd Nov, 2015
This is a wonderfully tasty meal. Ideal for a lunch box option too. I emitted the Spinach, Cashews and Lime, all for preference, except for the spinach, that was more I didn't have any to hand. If you don't like prawns you could switch it up for chicken.
24th Apr, 2015
Really good meal and super delicious. Perfect for lunches and those hot summer evenings. I'm personally not a big fan of lime but using lemon works just as well. Definitely a permanent meal option for me!
hungry gee
10th Mar, 2015
Quick and easy to make. Great for a packed lunch. I thought one whole chilli might make this too hot but it was just right. Would make this again.
22nd Oct, 2014
So delicious. I used quinoa spaghetti instead of noodles (sounds strange but tastes good) and added shallot instead of spring onion as I didn't have any. It made a great light dinner and I'll be having the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Best of all it's on the table in under 10 minutes.
7th Apr, 2014
Easy and so tasty. Added sweet thai basil and coriander to the salad leaves. I didn't add dressing and prawns to the bowl of salad but put on the individual plates. This meant that the bowl of noodles and veg stored well in the fridge for lunch the next day.
23rd Apr, 2013
Spicy yet refreshing at the same time. Best of all - easy to make!
9th Feb, 2013
I used some fish sauce in the marinade. Excellent and really really quick. Great for the next day at work and takes minutes to make literally.


mhchevalier's picture
17th Jan, 2018
How long does this keep in the fridge for?
goodfoodteam's picture
22nd Jan, 2018
Thanks for your question. We think this recipe is best eaten on the day of making.
9th Sep, 2014
Hi all, is this suitable for making the night before, and storing in the fridge for the next day?
goodfoodteam's picture
16th Sep, 2014
Hi there, thanks for your question, yes this will keep well in the fridge overnight.
KarenP@123's picture
6th Jun, 2017
My tip is to snap the noodles in half before cooking. Saves doing it later.
KarenP@123's picture
24th Apr, 2017
Perfect for salmon or chicken also.
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