This recipe for Spicy Beef Noodle Salad is a fairly easy to cook meal, for those just starting out on their cooking journey. You can change the spice level as you like it by increasing or decreasing the chilli sauce; or you could swap it for hot chilli sauce to really get things spicy! This is a higher carbohydrate meal, with a good hit of protein, suitable for most well-trained athletes. It is especially good for the hot weather.
- Spray canola or olive oil
- 300 g rump steak
- 170 ml (2/3 cup) low-fat French dressing
- 2 tablespoons Sweet Chilli Sauce
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint (or coriander, or both)
- 700 g thin hokkien noodles
- 1 green capsicum, sliced
- 1 red capsicum, sliced
- 150 g snow peas, halved
- 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced
- Spray a nonstick frying pan with oil and heat.
- Cook the steak over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side, turning once only.
- Remove from the pan, cover with foil and set aside for 5 minutes before cutting into thin slices.
- Combine the dressing, the sweet chilli sauce and the mint in a small jug or bowl.
- Put the noodles in a large heatproof bowl and cover them with boiling water.
- Gently prise them apart with two forks until the strands separate. Drain well.
- While the noodles are still warm, place with vegetables and sliced beef in a large bowl, pour the dressing over and gently combine.
- Serve immediately.
This recipe has been adapted from the Survival for the Fittest Cookbook. This cookbook was developed by the team of sports dietitians at the Australian Institute of Sport, aimed not only at athletes, but at anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy diet in a busy lifestyle. Quick, delicious and foolproof, the recipes are designed to provide maximum energy and nutrition in a minimum space of time.
A cooking class is a great way to give athletes more confidence in the kitchen, teach some cooking skills and educate them a little along the way. See our guide to conducting a cooking class, with example menus which includes this recipe.
- How to Conduct a Cooking Class
- Example Menus for Cooking Classes
- More Athlete Recipes
- Recommended Cookbooks for Athletes
- About the Survival Cookbook series
- Resources for the Sports Dietitian