Monday, January 17, 2011

Soba Noodle Pasta Toss with Edamame and Tomato

Don’t hate me, but it was about 76* and sunny today and I had to break out this oldie but goodie that I didn’t get to post about during the summer because all I am craving tonight is chilled salad. The day I created this recipe was an absolute scorcher! The hottest day of the year thus far… Coming in at an almost record high of 108* today. Cooking something hot was the last thing on my mind and I wanted something heartier than a salad. I dug around in the back of my pantry among the ‘I’m open, use me’ pastas and found some buck wheat soba noodles. I instantly knew that I was going to want this salad to have Asian flavors and some serious heat. What can I say…? I am a glutton for punishment. Although I used soba noodles here, whole wheat pasta (or whatever pasta or grain you like) would work well here. Same goes for the tomato. If you have plum, beefsteak, cherry, roma tomatoes, use those. This chilled vegan salad is packed with heaps of protein, antioxidants and fiber all while not heating up your already hot kitchen. What’s your go to meal when you don’t feel like something hot for dinner ?

What You Need:

3 servings – 6 oz soba noodles, cooked in vegetable broth according to package and drained
1 ½ cups cooked and shelled edamame
1 cup cooked red kidney beans, rinsed and drained (any bean would work here)
1 cup on the vine tomato (2 small), chopped
1/3 cup red onion (1/3 med onion), thinly sliced
¼ cup cilantro, chopped

Wisk Together for the dressing:
1 Tbs sesame oil
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp honey (or to taste)
Juice and zest of ½ lime
1 tsp sriracha hot sauce (or to taste)
¼ - ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper (to taste)

What To Do:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Serves 3 as an entrée or 6 – 1 cup servings

Bon Appétit!


Anonymous said...

Looks good! I've always wondered what Soba Noodles are like. I've never seen them here! :)

Christine said...

I love anything with edamame!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@bakingnbooks: was talking to my aunt today and she said they looked like worms ?! lol

@Christine: ...then I think you'll really enjoy this one! I really love the frozen shelled edemame. Any brand'll do.

Julie said...

oh the flavors of this dish sound AMAZING! i love your dressing combo too :) i've never done the soba noodle thang but every time someone else does it makes me want them haha

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@Julie: I really like the texture of the soba noodles, but if you prefer barley, millet, brown rice or quinoa... I think it would work just fine.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

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Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Hi! First time on your blog :) I came over from Foodgawker and the ingredients are too irristible not to click and boy it looks even better here :) Love the dish and your blog!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Min: Hi and welcome ! Thank you for your kind comments and I hope you enjoy :)