Spicy Peanut Soba Noodle Salad

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spicy peanut soba noodle salad

serves 4-6


Salad Ingredients

  • 8 oz box of buckwheat soba noodles
  • 3 cups of carrot noodles or shredded carrots
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and thinly sliced 
  • 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • Optional: 2 cups shredded chicken

Spicy Peanut Sauce Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup unsalted smooth peanut butter*
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2-3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 
  • 2 inch piece ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 jalapeño or 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (omit if you don't like spice)
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup 
  • 3-4 tablespoons warm water

Directions

  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a large bowl or blend in a food processor/blender and set aside. Add an additional 1-2 tablespoons of water if needed to reach desired consistency.
  2. Cook noodles according to package instructions.
  3. In a large bowl. Mix together salad ingredients and dressing. 
  4. Top with more cilantro and toasted sesame seeds

*You can substitute almond butter or sunflower seed for peanut butter

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