Another day of staring into my pantry and trying to use items that I purchased and have just been sitting there. Today's Iron Chef Challenge was Soba Noodles.
I had a package of Hakubaku Organic Soba authentic Japanese buckwheat noodles in the pantry and fortunately it had a recipe to try on the back. I left out the smoked salmon, which seemed weird to me and added a bell pepper to add more vegetables.
Cucumber, Bell Pepper and Soba Noodle Salad
Serves 3 to 4
9.5 oz. Hokubaku Soba Noodles
1/2 cucumber, deseeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon freshly ginger, finely grated
1 scant tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons Tamari
In a bowl, make the dressing by whisking together lime juice, sesame oil, ginger, sugar, and tamari.
Cook Soba noodles according to package directions and drain. (It took 4 minutes in boiling water.)