Asian Noodle Salad with Toasted Sesame Dressing

Asian Noodle Salad with Toasted Sesame Dressing

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  • Each serving
  • 354 cal
  • 15g fat (2g sat)
  • 0mg chol
  • 1205mg sodium
  • 49g carb
  • 1g fiber
  • 11g protein

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package soba noodles
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper oil, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • Seasonal vegetables and protein (optional)

Directions

Cook soba noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse in colander.

To toast sesame seeds, place in a dry skillet over medium heat. Keep seeds moving until they release aroma, pop and begin to change color. Remove from heat and set aside.

Whisk together sesame oil, tamari, vinegar, maple syrup and hot pepper oil in a small bowl. Place drained noodles in a large bowl. Add dressing, chopped cilantro and toasted sesame seeds; toss gently. Add seasonal vegetables and protein if using and toss again.

Special notes:

This flavorful noodle dish is delicious hot, cold or at room temperature.