Soba Noodle Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing

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  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 25 mins
  • Makes: 4 to 6 servings

Cloaked in an alluring, spicy ginger-peanut dressing and laced with black sesame seeds, this soba noodle salad recipe bursts with flavor, texture and color.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SALAD:

    8 ounces dried soba noodles

    3 large carrots, shredded

    1 cup shredded red cabbage

    1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into small cubes

    4 scallions, thinly sliced

    1/4 cup Simply Organic Black Sesame Seed

    1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

     

    FOR THE DRESSING:

    5 tablespoons rice vinegar

    3 tablespoons peanut butter

    2 tablespoons brown sugar

    4 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

    3 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

    1 tablespoon honey

    1/2 teaspoon sea salt or pink Himalayan salt

    1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic Garlic Powder

    1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic Ground Ginger

    1/4 teaspoon Simply Organic Cayenne

    1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic Crushed Red Pepper

     

    FOR GARNISH:

    1 pinch Simply Organic Black Sesame Seeds

    1/3 cup roasted peanuts

    Lime wedges

Directions

    1. Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add soba noodles, reduce heat and simmer for about 7 to 8 minutes, until noodles are tender. Drain in a colander and run cold water through noodles.
    2. In a large bowl, toss soba noodles, carrots, cabbage, cucumber, scallions, sesame seed and cilantro.
    3. Into a small bowl, add rice vinegar, peanut butter, brown sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, salt, garlic powder, ginger, cayenne and crushed red pepper. Whisk until well combined.
    4. Pour dressing over noodles and toss until well combined. Garnish with sesame seeds and peanuts, then serve with lime wedges.

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