By Guest Blogger Anna Gass
Try this delicious Veggie Soba Noodle Salad. It is a true crowd pleaser. It’s a fantastic blend of Asian flavors, barely cooked veggies and crunchy peanuts over soba.
I will warn you, it’s a bit of chopping, blanching and boiling but once you take a bite, you’ll forget all the grunt work and dig in.
VEGGIE SOBA NOODLE SALAD
10 oz soba noodles
5 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons Sriracha or more to taste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons ponzu
5 tablespooons cilantro, roughly chopped
red chilis (optional)
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
1 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
1 carrot, thinly sliced
four leaves bok choy, thinly sliced
5 scallions, thinly sliced on a bias, white and green
sesame seeds for garnish
handful of roasted peanuts, chopped
Boil water in a medium pot, drop all the chopped veggies in and let boil for 2 to three minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl. Drizzle a little sesame oil and some salt, stir to combine. Set aside.
Boil another medium pot of water and drop in soba noodles. Allow to cook for three minutes, until noodle is tender and drain. Place noodles on top of veggies.
Mix oils, vinegar, hoisin sauce, Siracha, soy sauce, ponzu, cilantro and chilis (optional).
Drizzle about half of the mixture over the hot noodles and mix to combine. Before serving, drizzle remaining sauce over the noodles, garnish with sesame seeds, peanuts and cilantro.