spicy peanut soba noodle salad
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 or 2 cups organic shelled edamame (I typically buy frozen)
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
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.
Cook noodles according to package instructions.
In a large bowl. Mix together salad ingredients and dressing.
Top with more cilantro and toasted sesame seeds
*You can substitute almond butter or sunflower seed for peanut butter