Cold Sesame Noodles
- 6 oz soba noodles (I used 2/3 of a pack of Hakubaku brand organic soba noodles)
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp hot oil
- 3 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce (I used wheat free)
- 3 tbsp water
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
- 2 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- Cook the noodles according to instructions on the package. When done rinse with cold water, strain and dump into a large bowl. Add carrots and 1 tbsp sesame oil and mix until the noodles are coated. Place in fridge while you complete the next step.
- Place the rest of the ingredients (except for the scallions and sesame seeds) in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over cold noodles and mix until noodles are completely coated.
- You can either eat it right away or allow it to chill a bit longer. Sprinkle some chopped scallions and sesame seeds over the top before serving.
Notes: I like to make this recipe and store it in the fridge for lunch over the next few days. Seriously, it’s a life saver! Only problem is that it can dry out quite a bit and the idea of adding MORE oil makes me shudder. I find that lightly sprinkling some water over it and mixing it up a bit really does the trick.