Asian Rice Noodle And Cavolo Nero Salad

Recipe and image courtesy of Discover Great Veg.

Asian Rice Noodle And Cavolo Nero Salad anyone? 

Get set for spring and summer dining with Cavolo Nero. As the weather gets warmer, our thoughts start to turn to creating flavourful, colourful and healthy meals, which can be enjoyed al fresco with friends and family.

Hailing from Italy, but now grown in the UK, kale’s cousin cavolo nero is the perfect ingredient for spring and summer eating.

With an intense and slightly sweet flavour, the veg is a source of vitamins C, A and K, contains manganese, copper, fibre, calcium and iron and rich in lutein. It’s also versatile enough to be used in an array of summer dishes; from salads and stir-frys, to paella and pulled pork!

To get set for the warmer weather, why not give these recipes from Discover Cavolo Nero, whose farmers grow the brilliant brassica in the mineral-rich soils of Lincolnshire, a try?

Over the next few days, I will be sharing some tasty recipes.

Starting today with The Asian Rice Noodle And Cavolo Nero Salad, then a Prawn & Kale Paella and Slow Roasted Pulled Pork with Spring Green Salad.

They are all perfect for getting set to spring and summer.

Asian Rice Noodle And Cavolo Nero Salad
Asian Rice Noodle And Cavolo Nero Salad

How To Make Asian Rice Noodle And Cavolo Nero Salad:

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 3 minutes

Serves 4


  • 200g bag sliced Cavolo Nero
  • 300g straight to wok ribbon rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 1 carrot, coarsely grated (150g)
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 28g pack coriander, leaves only, roughly chopped
  • 25g unsalted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped

How To Make:

1. Cook the Cavolo Nero in a large pan of boiling water for 3 minutes, then drain well.

2. Place the noodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water, stir to break the noodles up a little, leave for 1-2 minutes then drain.

3. Meanwhile, mix together the chilli sauce, soy, fish sauce and lime juice in a small bowl.

4. Toss together the Cavolo Nero, noodles, spring onions, carrot, chilli and most of the coriander and peanuts then stir in the dressing.

5. Serve sprinkled with the remaining coriander and peanuts.

Cook’s Tip:

Great as a light lunch or served with fish or chicken. Try using egg noodles cooked according to pack instructions instead of the rice noodles. For a more main meal, stir in some shredded roast chicken or cooked prawns.

Asian Rice Noodle And Cavolo Nero Salad
Asian Rice Noodle And Cavolo Nero Salad

Recipe and image courtesy of Discover Great Veg.

What do you think of this Asian Rice Noodle And  Cavolo Nero Salad recipe?

Do you fancy trying it?

You might also like:

Slow Roasted Pulled Pork With Spring Green Salad.

How To Make A Tasty Prawn And Kale Paella.

Regale Your Dining Table With Kale This Spring.

Creamy Cavolo Nero And Chestnut Stir Fry.

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Recipe and image courtesy of Discover Great Veg.


  1. Jess
    27 March 2018 / 16:56

    I could eat a LARGE bowl of this now! YUM!I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks. Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • 26 April 2018 / 19:34

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Jess 🙂

  2. Cathy Lawdanski
    26 March 2018 / 09:04

    That is a beautiful salad. I haven't seen Cavalo Nero in the states, but I love kale. The weather is definitely warming up here in Texas. This salad looks perfect for Spring & Summer.

  3. Miz Helen
    24 March 2018 / 16:22

    Our family will really enjoy your delicious salad! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your great post with us at Full Plate Thursday!Miz Helen