Another fun and tasty lunch recipe for you today. This Orange, Edamame & Avocado Noodle Salad has been fuelling me through the last of my university work and revision this week. I can’t wait to be done with exams in two weeks’ time, though I’m not exactly free after that as I’ve got a dissertation to write…
But let’s take one step at a time for now, with lunch being our first priority.
I’m sure most of my readers know the beauty of smashed avocado on toast with just a little salt and pepper and lemon. It’s the bright citrus that really elevates the creamy avocado to a whole new level.
So I’ve taken that little principle here with oranges, which are even better here as they’re tangy AND sweet.
Edamame are good for a protein boost, and noodles, well noodles are always fun to eat and I need all the fun I can get in my life when I’m revising. I finished it off with an Asian-esque dressing and herby garnish.
- 2 Bundles/6oz/125 g Noodles (I used Wholewheat Udon)
- 1 C Shelled edamame
- 1 tsp Toasted sesame oil
- 2 Oranges, segmented
- 1 Avocado, diced
- 2 Green onions, sliced thinly
- Fresh Coriander
- 1/4 C Fresh orange juice (reserved from the segmenting the oranges)
- 1 Tbsp Tamari
- 1 Tbsp Coconut nectar/ Maple syrup
- 1/2 Tbsp Brown rice vinegar
- 1/2 " Fresh ginger, minced
- Pinch of chili flakes (optional)
- Boil a pan of water and cook noodles according to package directions.
- In the last few minutes of cooking time, add the edamame and cook until tender.
- Drain and rinse noodles and edamame in cool water. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the sesame oil so they don't stick together.
- While the noodles are cooking, segment the oranges. Do this over a bowl to catch all the juice.
- Whisk together all the dressing ingredients, add to the noodles and edamame and mix well.
- If possible, leave this to sit for an hour in the fridge to allow the noodles to absorb the flavours.
- Transfer the noodles to a platter/serving dish and top with the oranges, avocado, sliced green onion and fresh coriander.
- Segmenting oranges isn't easy, especially not the first time, so don't be disheartened and keep practising!
- The Kitchn has a good visual guide here
Have a good weekend!