SOBA NOODLE SALAD WITH CITRUS MISO DRESSING
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 2 tbsp miso (fermented soybean paste)
- 8 oz (250 g) soba noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup diagonally sliced green beans (1/4 inch)
- 1 cup thinly sliced napa or savoy cabbage
- 1 cup julienned red bell pepper
- 3/4 cup julienned carrots
- 2 sheets nori, julienned
- 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
- To prepare dressing, combine soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, red pepper flakes and garlic in a small non-reactive saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. Whisk in orange juice and miso.
- Place cooked soba noodles in a large bowl. Pour dressing over soba noodles and toss to coat. Add beans, cabbage, red pepper and carrots; toss to combine. Sprinkle with nori and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
157 calories, 1.8 g fat, 7.1 g protein, 30.3 g carbohydrate, 3.4 g fibre, 638 mg sodium
Miso is a fermented soybean paste used in Japanese cooking. It is available in a variety of colours and flavours. ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen used a golden yellow miso, which has a milder flavour, in this recipe. Look for miso in Asian grocery stores and specialty food stores.
Soba noodles are Japanese noodles made from buckwheat and wheat flour. They can be found in Asian grocery stores.
Nori is dried seaweed that is made into thin sheets. Typically it is used for wrapping sushi, but it can also be thinly sliced to serve as a garnish or seasoning. Nori can be found in Asian grocery stores and the Asian section of grocery stores.