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Smoked Turkey and Rice Noodle Salad

Quiche 'n' Tell
A Vietnamese-style, salad meal
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4


  • 300 g Thai rice noodles
  • 300 g smoked turkey thigh or breast cut into long thick slices
  • 1 large cucumber halved and sliced into 1/2 mm-thick semi circles
  • 2 medium young carrots peeled and cut into ribbons (use a potato peeler as you would to peel a carrot, to get ribbons)
  • 1 cup fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 fat garlic clove roughly chopped
  • 2 spring onions finely chopped
  • 2 fresh red chillies chopped
  • 2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
  • 11/2 tbsps Thai fish sauce
  • 2 tsps sesame oil
  • 11/2 tsp sugar


  • Soak the noodles in warm water for 7-10 minutes, rinse in cold water and drain thoroughly.
  • In a pestle, grind together the garlic and chillies into a coarse paste and mix in the sugar, fish sauce, sesame oil and lemon juice.
  • Place the noodles, turkey and vegetables in a large bowl and pour the chilli-garlic dressing over. Toss lightly. Sprinkle the coriander and spring onions on top and using your fingers toss again with a light touch. Serve.