Soba Noodle Salad

Usually when we call a meal healthy, quick isn’t a part of the same sentence. This meal takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare and can be prepared up to a day in advance. Throw in your favorite raw or steamed veggies, and protein and top it off with Uncle Chester’s hot sauce!

I promise this salad will make you want seconds.

Usually when we call a meal healthy, quick isn’t a part of the same sentence. This meal takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare and can be prepared up to a day in advance.  Throw in your favorite raw or steamed veggies, and/or tofu and top it off with my favorite hot sauce, Uncle Chester’s.  I promise this salad will make you want seconds.

Ingredients:
1 bunch of scallions, julienne or thinly sliced
3-4 carrots, julienne or thinly sliced
1 red pepper, julienne or thinly sliced
1 yellow pepper, julienne or thinly sliced
1 cup of snow peas or green beans, steamed and sliced. Or Edamame shelled removed
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
250g of Soba noodles or whole wheat spaghetti

Garlic-Soy Dressing:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp fresh garlic, grated
1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1 Tbsp honey

Instructions:
1. Cook the soba noodles until al dente. Set aside to cool.
2. Toast the sesame seeds until light golden brown. Set aside to cool.
3. Toss all ingredients in a large bowl (minus the dressing).
4. Combine the dressing ingredients and toss with the veggies, soba noodles and tofu if using.
5. Place in fridge or serve right away.

TIP: Other veggie options include: chopped raw broccoli, julienne raw green peppers, streamed and chopped green beans, steamed or sautéed, chopped Bok Choy and chopped raw snow peas.