Rice noodle & turkey salad with lime-chilli dressing

Rice noodle & turkey salad with lime-chilli dressing

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Lean turkey mince is low in fat - serve with noodles, vegetables, herbs and a Vietnamese-style vinaigrette for a low-calorie lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal298
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre2g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.8g
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  • 100g dried thin rice noodle
  • 1 red chilli, seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, shredded



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
  • handful coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • handful mint leaves, roughly chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • cooking oil spray
  • 500g turkey mince

For the lime-chilli dressing

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • juice 4 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed


  1. Pour boiling water over the noodles and allow to sit for 5 mins. Drain, rinse under cold water and put in a large bowl, along with the chilli, carrots, onion and herbs.

  2. To make the lime-chilli dressing, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl or a screw-top jar.

  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan or wok over a high heat until extremely hot. Lightly coat with oil and fry the turkey until nicely browned, breaking into chunks as you go. Add the noodle mixture, pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.

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17th Apr, 2013
Lovely versatile recipe I used olive oil for the dressing instead of fish sauce and fresh noodles not dried as not available
4th Apr, 2013
Have just turned this into a lovely soup by adding chicken stock and tsp ginger paste.
4th Apr, 2013
Quick and easy to make. Added half leftover avocado. Very tasty!
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3rd Apr, 2013
Look amazing! Cannot wait to make!
3rd Apr, 2013
This meal was refreshing and delicious. I used fresh rice noodles instead of dry. Will definitely make it again.
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Philip Drew
2nd Jul, 2019
Should there be chilli in the lime-chilli dressing?
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