I am so excited to share this recipe with you. The sauce for this delicious noodle dish was created one day when I was experimenting with a few ingredients I had on hand. You see, my husband and I make trips to the Asian market as well as the Middle Eastern market on a monthly basis to stock up on seemingly "exotic" ingredients that were basic ones in each of our homes respectively when growing up. I get super excited about the Asian ingredients and he gets super excited about the Middle Eastern ones. As a lover of soba noodles, edamame and cilantro...I figured why not combine them all into a tasty noodle creation with a sauce incorporating some of my favorite ingredients from the Asian market that you can easily find at your local grocery store. So here it is! It's one of my favorites and hopefully will become one of yours too! And bonus, it's SUPER easy to make :-D Enjoy it for a nice, light dinner OR, what I like to do is make a big batch over the weekend so I don't have to think about lunch for the rest of the week!
300 g soba noodles (buckwheat noodles)
~1 cup edamame
2 scallions finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
For the sauce:
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon spicy sesame oil1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 to 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar to taste
1. Cook soba noodles according to package instructions (basically cook in boiling water until desired consistency). Once they are done cooking, you can either shock them in ice water or run cold water over them until nice and cool.
2. When you start cooking the soba noodles you can simultaneously prepare the edamame. I get Trader Joe's brand that you can find in the frozen section- it comes either fully cooked or uncooked and both are delicious. At this time you can also chop your scallions and cilantro and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl combine all of the ingredients for the sauce and mix thoroughly.
4. Serve cooked soba noodles into bowls and add desired amount of edamame, cilantro and scallion. Top with desired amount of yummy sauce.
Now, grab your chopsticks and get busy!