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[RECIPE] Gluten-Free Satay Salad

Try this Gluten-Free Satay Salad, where vibrant vegetables and gluten-free noodles harmonise with the rich, creamy allure of satay sauce to crate a colourful and flavourful dish with elements of Southeast Asian cuisine.

Ingredients

Serves 4 as a main meal. or 6 as a salad side

  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • ¼ cup coconut milk

Ingredients for the salad

  • 1 block tofu, pressed and cubed (or substitute with cooked chicken)
  • 1 packet Lifestyle Food Shirataki Noodles, fettuccine variant
  • 1 head red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 romaine lettuce heart, shredded (or lettuce of choice)
  • 3 large carrots, grated or julienned
  • 1 lettuce, chopped
  • 2 small peppers (1 red and 1 yellow), thinly sliced
  • 2 salad onions, sliced (or spring onion)
  • ½ pickled red onion, thinly sliced (or unpickled red onion)
  • ½ cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • ¼ cup cashews (or peanuts), chopped
  • 2 limes
  • Sprinkle of sesame seeds and micro-herbs (optional)

Lifestyle Food Shirataki Noodles offer a wholesome twist to your favourite pasta dishes. Made from the Konjac plant, these low-calorie, gluten-free noodles are a versatile ingredient that fits in perfectly with a healthier and more mindful eating plan. Available in spaghetti, fettuccine, and rice variants.

Instructions for the sauce

  1. In a bowl, combine peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, and coconut milk.
  2. Add to your blender or Nutribullet and blitz until combined

Instructions for the salad

  1. If using tofu, press it to remove excess water, then cut into cubes. Drizzle with ⅓ of the satay sauce, and prepare tofu in the air fryer. Alternatively, prepare cooked chicken if preferred.
  2. In a large bowl, combine shredded red cabbage, shredded romaine lettuce, grated or julienned carrots, chopped lettuce, sliced peppers, sliced salad onions, pickled red onion, and chopped fresh coriander.
  3. Cook your Lifestyle Food Shirataki Noodles as per packet instructions, drain and add to the bowl.
  4. Add the tofu or cooked chicken to the salad.
  5. Drizzle with your satay sauce. Toss together until everything is well-coated.
  6. Top with chopped cashews (or peanuts), a sprinkle of sesame seeds, and micro herbs for added flair.
  7. Squeeze lime over the salad before serving.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

When he's not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He's worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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