Soba & Zucchini Noodle Salad


Soba and Zucchini Zoodle Noodle Salad The Savvy Spoon

I don't know where to start!

Noodles and I, we just have a thing. Asian noodles and I... well you pretty much can have us buried next to each other. I live for them! I like to think they live for me! But that would be nonsense.

If I'm ever coming home too late, am exponentially tired or just being miserably lazy, or say it is a day that ends in "y", I love making Asian noodles. Soba noodles take no more than 1-2-3-4-5 minutes to boil up to perfection. Toss with some sauce, throw in some fresh veggies and you have the most satisfyingly easy meal at your fingertips!

We happened to have a lone leftover zucchini hangin' in the fridge so I thought it would make for a perfect match with my zoodler extraordinary - the Spiralizer! I first talked about this nifty gadget here and I really can't stress how great it is. A spiralizer is an inexpensive add to your kitchen collection that I guarantee you will find endless uses for once you have it! By mixing soba noodles + some zucchini noodles you can instantly make your dish healthier without sacrificing any flavortown goodness at all.

Another thing you'll love about this recipe? Sesame oil... also known as heavenly liquid gold. A little goes a LONG way so just 1 tablespoon for all your noodles will do a body good.

I hope you try this one out - dinner was made in less than 20 minutes and was so satisfying! Would be great with chicken or steak strips added in as well if you wanted to hearten it up. Enjoy!

Soba and Zucchini Noodle Salad

Prep Time: < 5 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Serves 2 generously

Ingredients
  • 6 oz. (or two bundles) of soba buckwheat noodles  
  • 1 zucchini, scrubbed clean
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 bunch radishes, washed and sliced (about 8-10 radishes)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce or tamari (GF soy sauce)
Optional: Sriracha & more jalapeno slices!



The Steps
  1. Boil a pot of water: In a large pot, bring approx. 6 cups of water to a boil. When boiling, add soba noodles and cook for 4-5 minutes or until soft (check your packaging for specific cook times). When cooked (noodles should still have a chewy bite to them), drain and rinse well under cool water. Set aside.

  2. Make dressing: In a food processor, combine cilantro, garlic, honey, jalapeno, sesame oil, soy sauce and 1 tbs. water and pulse until smooth. If dressing is too thick, start by adding another 1 tbsp. of water and then add 1/2 tbsp. of soy until desired flavor and consistency.

  3. Zoodle your zucchini: Using a spiralizer, make zucchini noodles. In a small nonstick pan, heat 1 tsp. olive oil and saute noodles for 30-45 seconds until soft but not watery. In a large bowl, toss together zucchini noodles, soba noodles and dressing. Top with diced avocado, radish slices, and green onions (and sriracha if using). Enjoy warm, at room temperature or cold!
If you make this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, let me know what you think + be sure to tag any pictures with @TheSavvySpoon or #TheSavvySpoon on Instagram!

xoxo
Cay

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