September 10, 2013
Soba Noodle Salad
Soba Noodle Salad with Chilli Peanut Sauce
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup (brown) rice vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced and crushed into a paste (I used my garlic press)
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons reduced sodium tamari
Big pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1/4-1/2 cup hot water
Whisk together the sauce, adding the hot water bit by bit at the end. You want the consistency of thin yogurt.
1 package of soba noodles
1 red bell pepper sliced thinly
2 carrots peeled and sliced thinly
3 spring onions chopped
1 half of one large cucumber, sliced thinly
A large handful of fresh basil chopped, about ¼ cup
2 tablespoons of black sesame seeds (white works too)
1/ Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the soba noodles until al dente, according to package directions (do not overcook them, they will get chewy!). Drain and rinse under cold water, separating the noodles with your fingers. Drain well and lay flat on a baking sheet until ready to prepare salad.
2/ Toss all ingredients with noodles and peanut sauce. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.