11.9.12

Thai Influenced Cold Noodle Salad

This salad is stunning. It is refreshing and satisfying and filling all at the same time. Soba noodles are made with buckwheat flour along with white flour so they are lower in gluten and have a richer flavour. They cook quickly. Ramen noodles could be substituted.


Soba Noodle Salad
Yield 8 servings

    15 ounces (1 package) dried soba noodles
    1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
    1/3 cup rice vinegar
    1/3 cup soy sauce
    juice from one lime
    zest of one lime
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional)
    1 cup finely grated carrot
    1/4 cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, optional

    In a large pot, cook soba noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse noodles with cold water, and set aside.
    Pour into a large bowl the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and lime juice. Mix in lime zest, brown sugar, garlic, and red pepper flakes; stir until sugar dissolves. Toss in carrots, peanuts, and cilantro.
    Stir noodles into dressing mixture. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
    Toss salad again before serving. If dry, splash with soy sauce and vinegar. Serve cold.

4 comments:

  1. I m loving this version of an Asian salad.

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  2. Looks like a great variation on the classic macaroni salad!

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  3. All my favorite flavors! And I love soba noodles!

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  4. This is s great dish for a quick and delicious meal. Num.

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