Asian Noodle salad, so easy and delicious, has always been a favorite of mine. I especially enjoy cold noodle salad for lunch or a light dinner. Soba noodles are so versatile in soups, stir fry and salads. A little more substantial than glass noodles, which I adore in a Big Bowl Soup(more on that in another blog!). Use Soba noodles as a base for salads creating a variety of different tastes. In this salad, I added a Middle Eastern flavor with the addition of garbanzo beans and tahini while retaining a little Asian flair!
Summertime is perfect for light salads that are filling – bursting with flavor. If you prefer more protein top with grilled shrimp or tofu if vegan is your preference. Experiment creating a salad just for you. Easting healthy doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless if you add wonderful complementing flavors enhancing veggies or noodles. The dressing that I created for this salad can be used to marinate veggies, chicken or fish before grilling. Just a few suggestions, let your imagination open to different combinations for tasty food. Food should be savored, an experience to enjoy, not to be eaten on the run or my least favorite walking down the street. If you are present, really tasting the food, you will become naturally sated and not overeat. And another benefit of eating food rich in fiber content, you become full-on less caloric intake. What could be more enjoyable than delicious food that is filling and healthy and helps you from overeating!
Cold Soba Noodle Salad
1/2 package, I used Simply Asia Soba Noodles
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon tahini
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 can(15.5 oz) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed I use Goya premium
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced white only
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
pinch of Pink Himalayan salt
thinly slice green of scallions
Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and place in a medium bowl. Combine lemon juice, vinegar, tahini and oil in a small bowl. Toss noodles, carrots, beans, scallions, and seeds together. Add lemon, vinegar, tahini, and oil to noodles, toss again. Top with a pinch of salt and sliced scallion. It can be served at room temperature or chill for an hour.