Monday, March 8, 2010

Soba Noodle with chopped veggies

Hello people! I am so happy. Why because the sun has been making a debut appearance around these parts and I am so happy to see it.

To celebrate the heat of the sun shining on us here in New York, I have made a salad of sorts.
Soba Noodles with chopped vegetables
This recipe is especially good when you have left over noodles around. It comes together quite quickly. This recipe serves two but you an easily beef it up a little to serve more.

6 ounces shredded cooked chicken
1 cup cucumber, sliced thin
1/2 cup radishes, julienned
1/2 cup scallions, sliced
1/4 cup mint
1/4 cup cilantro
4 cups baby spinach
1/2 teaspoon red chili paste (or more depending on you desire for heat)
4 tablespoons tahini paste
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
¼ cup canola oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ cup peanut butter, creamy
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Hoison sauce
¼ teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon ginger, grated

If you are cooking your chicken for this dish, poaching works the best. In a frying pan place about 2 cups of water. You want the water to just cover the chicken. Bring the water to a boil and add in your chicken. Cover adn let cook until the chicken reaches 165F. You can test for doneness by pressing on the chicken with a fork. If it feels solid, its done. If there is a little give to the chicken, cook a bit more.

While the chicken is cooking cook your pasta.

To make the dressing, whisk the tahini with the soy sauce, and vinegar. Make sure the mixture is smooth. Add in the peanut butter. Then the remainder of ingredients.

Place spinach over bottom of plate or bowl, lay down about a cup of soba noodles, place about a tablespoon of dressing on the noodles. Place remainder of veggies, mint and cilantro over top and put a bit mroe dressing on.

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Taste of Beirut said...

What a great salad! Love all the ingredients in it (except the soba noodles, I will substitute!) and it is definitely one that would cheer up a grey day!

ann low said...

I would like to eat this under the hot weather 35C.

kat said...

Sounds like a perfect lunch when you've got some leftovers

Parmesan et Paprika said...

Great salad!! i love it ant i'm waiting for the sun, too

Joie de vivre said...

Isn't it amazing what the sun will do to improve one's mood? Wonderful looking salad.

PJ said...

i love soba noodle salad or anything with soba for that matter. hopped over from VanillaStrawberrySpringfields blog, you have a wonderful space here with delicious recipes.

grace said...

terrific salad, lori, and that dressing sounds incredible! also incredible? your poetry skills. :)

Megan said...

I love soba noodles and this dressing sounds very good!

Maria said...

My kind of salad! I can't wait to add this to our dinner menu.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love noodles so you are my new VBGF. These look wonderful.

Ingrid_3Bs said...

:) Your salad dressing sounds delish. I love salads but in my book it's the dressing that makes it.

Anonymous said...

I'm imagining this made with tofu instead of chicken, and it sounds fantastic! I do just love soba- I really should have it on hand more often.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

I miss Soba :(

hungryandfrozen said...

That dressing sounds AMAZING. I think I would end up drinking it instead of pouring it over the noodles. Hope your fine weather sticks around! :)

Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

This looks like a soba noodle salad-love the whole concept and especially that gorgeous dressing!