November 29, 2008

Soba- So-Good Noodle Salad

This is a favourite recipe of mine! You can really add anything you like to it - asparagus, prawns, soused spinach, bbq chicken ... the list goes on. It's yummy to take on a picnic - and it's even better if you make it and then eat it the next day!


You Need:
1 packet of soba noodles
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 avocado - sliced and diced
1 cucumber - sliced thinly
2 tbsp of pickled pink ginger
1/2 punnet of cherry tomatoes - halved
1 tbsp peanuts - chopped roughly


Dressing:
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp light olive or good vegetable oil
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 teaspoons of sugar
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp of white wine vinegar
1 clove of garlic, diced
1/2 chilli, diced
1 inch piece of ginger - diced

Mix all these ingredients together in a jar.

Cook noodles for 4 or 5 minutes in boiling salted water - then cool immediately in a big bowl of cold water. Drain well once cold. Add all other ingredients. Toss well with the dressing. Eat it all up!