I’ve got to tell you, slurping seems to be my favorite eating method..like..ever. And because pasta isn’t something I should be slurping every single waking minute, soba noodles seems to be an adequate alternative. My husband and I were lounging around on a quiet Friday night when I had an epiphany! What if I made us a soba noodle salad RIGHT NOW! (yes, food could be an epiphany). So I rummaged through the fridge looking for whatever ingredients felt Asian enough for me and used the following:
- Soba noodles
- Orange juice
- frozen green beans
- frozen broccoli
- poached chicken breast
- green onions (scallions)
- bell pepper
- store bought ready-made Thai lemongrass and sweet basil dressing (I know, I cheated…leave me alone)
- sesame oil
- soy sauce
First, I cheat-made the dressing for the salad as I put the noodles to boil. I added a good glug of the ready made lemongrass dressing and added sesame seed oil, soy sauce, garlic, orange juice, and grated ginger. Then, I shaved the carrots into ribbons and added them to the dressing to pickle them.
After that, I shock boiled the chopped veg. by blanching them in hot water for a minute and running them through ice-cold water, I also washed the noodles through with ice-cold water once they cooked.
Now for the assembly.
I add the cubed poached chicken breast and the remaining ingredients, toss, and serve.
This recipe was absolutely scrumptious if I may say so myself–I was pleasantly surprised with myself, and you will be too. Give it a shot!
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