Leek and bacon stir fry with cashew recipe

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  • Healthy
serves: 4
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 15 min
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  • Matchstick threads of leek stir fried with lean smoky bacon, pak choi and noodles with a liberal sprinkling of cashew. Delicious as a healthy, quick lunch or teatime dish.


    • 450g (1lb) leeks, trimmed and cut into matchstick strips
    • 4 rashers lean smoked back bacon, cut into fine strips
    • 1tbsp light and mild olive oil
    • 1tsp sesame oil
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
    • 250g (9oz) pak choi leaves, roughly torn
    • 75g (3oz) baby plum tomatoes, halved
    • 225g (8oz) cooked noodles
    • 1tbsp light soy sauce
    • 1tbsp sweet chilli sauce
    • 50g (2oz) cashew nuts


    • Stir-fry the leeks and bacon with the garlic and ginger in the olive oil and sesame oil over a high heat for 3-4 mins until just beginning to brown.

    • Stir in the pak choi leaves and baby plum tomatoes cook for a further 2 mins or until the leaves begin to wilt.

    • Add the cooked noodles, soy and chilli sauce and nuts and cook for 2 mins.

    • Serve immediately.

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