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These sweet and salty noodles are slightly addictive and ridiculously easy to make, with barely any hands-on time and no stir-frying. You’ll be excited to see a swede in your veg box after trying this recipe. Two tablespoons of gochujang really packs a punch, but go for one tablespoon if you like it less fiery. Add other veg, like broccoli, sugar snap peas or aubergine, if you fancy – this sauce and method works well for any vegetable.

Also known as rutabaga or neeps, swede is a root vegetable that’s a cross between a cabbage and turnip. It has a mild cabbage flavour, with a hint of spicy, mustardy pepperiness. Traditionally mashed with potato (neeps and tatties) or with carrot, it can also be thinly sliced and layered with cream in a gratin, roasted in wedges with cheese, or simply mashed with butter. It’s also the traditional veg in a Cornish pasty. Make the swede the hero of your dish by roasting with spices and tossing through noodles or pasta.

Gochujang swede noodles recipe


  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp gochujang (or up to 2 tbsp)
  • 1½ tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 swede, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
  • 2 nests of egg noodles, cooked
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds
  • handful of chives or garlic chives


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Whisk together the sesame, gochujang, honey, vinegar and soy sauce with 2 tbsp of hot water. Put the swede into a baking dish where it fits fairly snugly. Pour over the dressing and toss well. Roast for 40-50 mins, stirring regularly and adding an occasional splash of hot water so the sauce doesn’t dry out, until the swede is tender when pierced with a knife.

  • STEP 2

    Stir 2-3 tbsp of hot water or noodle cooking water into the dish to make it glossy, then stir in the noodles until coated in the sauce. Scatter with sesame seeds and chives.


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Anna GloverSenior food editor

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