Fresh salmon makes for such a refreshing meal, and mix it up with a Thai noodle salad and you have a delicious lunch or light dinner!

You can make up this salmon Thai noodle salad in just 20 mins, and it makes for a really healthy lunch with the perfect balance of carbs and proteins. The citrus hints make it refreshing, and it is a lunch that can be served all year round.

Try out this recipe on the weekend for a light and healthy lunch, or pack it up to take to work, it can be eaten cold!


  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 orange, half juiced and zester, and the other half peeled and chopped
  • 125g French beans, trimmed and chopped
  • 50g mange tout, chopped
  • 80g frozen peas
  • 80g vermicelli rice noodles
  • 2 tsp red curry paste
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 3 spring onions, chopped fine
  • Handful of coriander, chopped


  1. Place a saucepan with water onto the stovetop and allow to come to a boil.
  2. Line a steamer with some parchment paper, and place the salmon fillets on top, seasoned with some orange zest.
  3. Place the beans into the boiling water. Place the salmon on the steamer onto the top of the boiling water and allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  4. After 5 minutes, remove the salmon and check if it is cooked. If not, add for another minute to cook.
  5. Add the peas and mangetout to the boiling water and allow to cook for 1 minute.
  6. Drain the vegetables, but keep the boiling water in the saucepan.
  7. Place the noodles into the boiling water and allow to soak for up to 5 minutes.
  8. Place the red curry paste and the fish sauce into a salad bowl with the remaining zest and the orange juice. Mix together and add in the spring onions.
  9. Drain the noodles from the water and place them into a salad bowl. Toss the noodles well with the sauce, and add in the chopped orange, coriander and the cooked vegetables.
  10. Lay the salmon onto the top of the noodles and serve either hot or cold.

Swapping Out Ingredients

You can swap out ingredients for others that you prefer more. If you do not like vermicelli noodles, you could use other rice noodles instead. You could use half the quantity of noodles and add in more greens if you would prefer.

You could also add in boiled eggs for extra protein. Play around with the quantity of the liquids to make the sauce if you want less fish sauce or more citrus. It is a recipe that you can make your own!

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