Soba noodle salad recipe

Fill up on this deliciously fresh and nourishing salad from Oh She Glows.

Serves: 6

Ingredients

1 x 225 g pack soba noodles

1 medium red capsicum, seeded and diced (about 220 g)

1 medium yellow capsicum, seeded and diced (about 220 g)

3 to 4 onions, finely chopped (80 g)

50 g coriander leaves, minced

400 g tofu, chopped into cubes and lightly pan-fried

Fine sea salt

1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for garnish

Fresh lime juice, for serving (optional)

Sriracha, for serving

Dressing

60 ml toasted or untoasted sesame oil

3 to 4 tablespoons rice vinegar, to taste (I like it tangy, so I use 4)

25 ml tahini

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, or to taste

1 tablespoon low-sodium tamari

2 cloves garlic, grated

Method

1. Prepare the tofu (chop into cubes and lightly pan fry in olive oil).

2. Make the dressing: in a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth. Cover and refrigerate to thicken slightly.

3. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain and place in a large bowl.

4. Add the bell peppers, spring onions and coriander to the bowl with the noodles. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Add half the tofu cubes and toss again. Taste and season with sea salt if necessary.

5. Top the salad with the remaining tofu, sesame seeds, and coriander scattered on top. You can also add a squeeze of lime juice on top of each bowl just before serving or simply serve with a lime wedge.

The salad can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. The tofu will soften as it sits, but it’s still very tasty!

Tips

  1. You can use untoasted or toasted sesame oil; it’s totally up to you! Toasted sesame oil has a much more robust fl avour, while untoasted is more mellow, so feel free to use whichever you prefer.
  2. The veggies have a tendency to fall to the bottom of the bowl, so I like to scoop them up and add them back on top just before serving.

Image credit: Ashley McLaughlin

This recipe is extracted from Oh She Glows Everyday by Angela Liddon, published by Penguin Random House and available now.

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