Epicure present this gorgeous Asian-flavoured salad, on the table in just thirty minutes!


  • 2 tblsp epicure jungle paste
  • 110 ml rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tblsp caster sugar
  • 1 medium red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 medium aubergine (diced)
  • 1 ripe mango (peeled & sliced)
  • 4 tblsp fresh coriander (chopped)
  • 4 spring onion (sliced)
  • 1 tblsp toasted sesame oil
  • 220 ml groundnut oil
  • 250 g pack soba noodles


  • Heat the vinegar, salt and caster sugar in a saucepan until the salt and sugar dissolve. Remove from the heat, add the Jungle Paste and toasted sesame oil and allow to cool.
  • In small batches, fry the diced aubergine in groundnut oil until crisp and brown (about 3-5 minutes)
  • Cook the noodles for 5 minutes in a saucepan of boiling salted water, stirring to prevent them sticking together. Drain then add cold water and leave to stand for 2 minutes. Drain again, removing as much water as possible.
  • In a large bowl, toss the noodles with the dressing, aubergine, mango and red onion. Mix well to ensure they are well coated. Place the salad in a large serving bowl and garnish with spring onion & coriander.

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