Summer Roll Noodle Bowl

This recipe utilizes Lotus Foods rice ramen, which cooks in just 3-4 minutes and has an amazing, chewy texture that we love! This dish is brightened up by fresh vegetables and a tangy almond butter dressing.

Summer Roll Lotus Foods

Serves 4 | Recipe courtesy of Lotus Foods and @anettvelsberg

What You’ll Need

For the noodle bowl:

Summer Roll Lotus Foods

  • 1ย packet Lotus Foods Millet & Brown Rice ramen
  • 1ย cupย trimmed and chopped asparagus
  • 1/4ย cupย thinly sliced shallots
  • 1ย cupย deseeded cucumber half-moons
  • 1/4ย cupย thinly sliced spring onions
  • 1ย cupย trimmed and chopped sugar snap peas
  • 1ย cupย julienned carrot
  • 1ย cupย fresh cilantro
  • 1ย cupย fresh Thai basil
  • 1ย cupย fresh mint
  • 2-3ย tbspย crushed peanutsย to serve
  • 1-2ย tspย chopped chiliย to serve (optional)

For the almond butter dressing:

  • 1/4ย cupย smooth almond butter
  • 3ย tablespoonsย fresh lime juice
  • 1ย tbspย maple syrup
  • 1/2ย tablespoonย rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2ย tbspย soy sauce or tamariย more to taste
  • 1ย teaspoonย Sriracha or other hot sauce
  • 2ย teaspoonsย grated fresh ginger
  • 1ย garlic cloveย grated
  • 2ย tbspย water

Instructions

To make the noodles, bring salted water to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Add the noodles and cook for a minute, then separate the noodles with a fork. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes, until the noodles are tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
To prepare the asparagus, add 2 inches of water to a medium-sized pot and add a steaming basket. Add the asparagus to the base of the basket. Steam the asparagus for 4-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus, until tender. Set aside.
Make the dressing by whisking together the almond butter, lime juice, maple syrup, rice vinegar, soy sauce/tamari, Sriracha, grated ginger, garlic and water until smooth. Set aside.
In large bowl, add the drained noodles with the asparagus, cucumber, scallions, shallots, carrots, cilantro, Thai basil, mint and and 1/2 of the dressing. Toss until evenly mixed.
Divide between bowls and top with additional dressing spooned over, crushed peanuts and chopped chilies (if using). Best served immediately. Enjoy!
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