Soba Noodles with Mint, Cilantro & Green Onions
With the recent heat wave we had, I looked for recipes that were easy with minimal cooking. I found a soba noodles recipe and modified it below to my liking. Mint and cilantro are two favorite herbs that add a stimulating and cooling, respectively, effect to meals. They worked perfectly with this cold dish.
I paired this with the Cucumber, Radish and Snap Pea Salad (shown in photo.) If I were to pair the noodles with something less sour and astringent, I would add rice vinegar to the noodles. I’d start with a tablespoon and adjust from there.
- 10 oz soba (buckwheat) noodles
- 2 Tbs avocado oil
- 2 Tbs soy sauce
- 2 ½ tsp sugar
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup fresh mint, chopped
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 cup green onions, thinly sliced
- freshly ground pepper to taste
Cook noodles in boiling water until just tender, about 4 minutes. Drain immediately in colander under cold water to stop noodles from cooking. Drain well and place in refrigerator.
For dressing, whisk together avocado oil, soy sauce, sugar and salt until sugar and salt are dissolved. Taste and adjust as needed.
Toss noodles with dressing, mint, cilantro and green onions. Add pepper to taste.