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Wholewheat Noodles and Crunchy Veg

Rozanne Stevens
  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation: 10
  • Cooking: 10
  • Ready: 20

Healthy, quick to prepare and full of crunch, this noodle dish makes a great Monday meal.


For the noodles

  • 4 ‘nests’ of wholewheat noodles (or 300 g dried weight)
  • sunflower oil
  • 1 cup broccoli florets or tender stem broccoli
  • 1 red pepper, finely sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, finely sliced
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 100 ml water
  • 75 g sugar snap peas
  • 75 g baby corn, halved

For the sauce

  • 125 ml sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

For the garnish

  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons lightly crushed roasted peanuts
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander


Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add the dried wholewheat noodles and stir to prevent them from sticking together. Cook according to the packet instructions and drain well. Drizzle over a little oil and shake to prevent the noodles from clumping together.

Meanwhile, mix together all the sauce ingredients and set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil in a wok or large pan. Add in the broccoli, peppers and onion. Pour in the water to create steam and stir-fry for 3 minutes to soften the vegetables. Add in the sugar snap peas and baby corn and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add the cooked, drained noodles to the wok and pour over the sauce. Mix well and heat through for 2 minutes.

Serve the noodles hot, garnished with the spring onions, peanuts and coriander.

Additonal notes

Recipe taken from Delish and Relish cookbooks by Rozanne Stevens.

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“The Ish Factor:Sweet chilli sauce is an indispensable Pantry Pal that you can use in stir-fries, marinades, as a dipping sauce or simply as a condiment. You can make your own using fresh red chillies, vinegar and sugar. I like adding roasted red peppers, as they add sweetness and depth of colour. Keep a bottle of sweet chilli sauce handy for your Thai, Malaysian and Vietnamese-inspired recipes.”

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