Soba Noodle Vegetable Salad

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READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chef mariajane

This spicy Asian vegetable salad with soba nooodles is a wonderful light lunch or supper with the added bonus of nutritious ingredients, and it can be ready to eat in less than 20 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin julienned strips
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into thin julienned strips
  • 1 small handful snow peas, cut into thin julienned strips
  • 1 large carrot, coarsely grated
  • 1 12 cups diced pineapple (about 1/3 fresh pineapple)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 14 cup smooth peanut butter, room temperature
  • 1 12 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 12-1 teaspoon chinese chili-garlic sauce
  • 8 ounces soba noodles
  • 12 cup of fresh mint, shredded or 12 cup coriander, chopped
  • 14 cup peanuts, unsalted

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare vegetables and pineapple and place in a large bowl.
  3. In a food processor, whirl peanut butter, vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce.
  4. Turn into a bowl. Whisk in 3-5 tablespoons water to make a thick dressing.
  5. Add soba noodles to boiling water. Cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold running water until no longer hot.
  6. Drain very well, and pat dry. place in bowl with vegetable mixture. Toss with dressing and mint. Mix to combine. For a spicier salad, add remaining chili sauce. Sprinkle each serving with peanuts and a wedge of lime for squeezing over the top.

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