Cold Soba Noodle Salad with a Spicy Peanut Sauce

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This cold soba noodle salad with a spicy peanut sauce is an incredibly flavorful vegan meal with the perfect amount of crunch and freshness.

Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 10 minutes | Total Time 30 minutes


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Ingredients

  • 6.4 ounces soba noodles (I used half a package – anything around 6 oz. will work)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon (or to taste) chopped chives or scallions
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (or to taste)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Cook the soba noodles according to package directions. Rinse them under cold water, make sure they’re well drained, then allow them to cool while you prep the other ingredients. 
  2. Prep the remaining ingredients and add them to a large bowl, and whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. 
  3. Toss the noodles and other ingredients with the dressing until everything is coated (I found it easiest to do this with tongs). 
  4. Serve immediately or chill for later. Recipe keeps in the fridge for a few days.

Recipe Notes

  • Tip: The ginger is easiest to grate if you freeze it first. I always keep some fresh ginger in the freezer for this reason. 
  • Serves 2-4.

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