Asian Beetroot Salad

My housemate loves making Asian salads. The combination of salty, sweet and spicy flavours are always well balanced and moreish. I have been inspired by her dishes, but until now too timid to have a go creating my own version.

Recently I headed out for lunch with a colleague, we were just picking up some take away. While waiting for her order I spotted a tasty looking carrot and noodle salad. Although I didn’t get it I was inspired by it.

This post is about my foray into Asian salad making.

01 beetroot salad

In essence this salad is made from julienned vegetables, tofu, noodles and dressing. I chose to keep the dressing simple using fresh lime, chilli, garlic, sesame and soy.


  • 300g vegetables (one small carrot, one small zucchini, 100g raw beetroot)
  • 100g firm tofu
  • 1 serve soba noodles
  • one chilli
  • two cloves garlic
  • 1T sesame oil
  • 1T soy sauce
  • sprinkle sesame seeds
  • cooking oil
  • salt
  • mixed nuts (to serve on top)

02 ingredients


  • chopping board and knife
  • saucepan and colander
  • fry pan
  • bowl


  1. Chop the tofu into slivers and fry in oil with a sprinkle of salt
  2. Finely julienne (match stick) the vegetables
  3. Chop the chilli and garlic and combine in a bowl with the tofu, veggies and juice of one lime, sesame oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds
  4. Boil the soba noodles for 2 minutes, strain in the colander and add to the bowl
  5. Serve topped with roasted nuts


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