10 Minute Vegan Soba Noodle Salad!
The weather is warming up (finally!) and I think it is time to bust out some delicious salads!!
One of my favorite ways to enjoy salads in spring is by adding fruit and using very light dressings. It’s about time we let the fruits and veggies take the lead here and allow the dressing to compliment them (but not overtake them!).
Of course, if you love a good creamy dressing, you can always sub the light dressing for a homemade tahini dressing, sunflower seed dressing or even vegan ranch! Your choice!
The Low Down On Soba Noodles
Soba noodles are an amazing source of fiber which helps us to feel full and satisfied! This is truly the key to a wonderful salad. They can be eaten both hot and cold and are wonderful for salads (like the one here) or soups! Authentic soba noodles are made with 100% buckwheat which is an ancient grain that provides us with amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Manganese (important for bone health, glucose metabolism, and wound healing)
Thiamin (needed for energy metabolism and healthy cell growth and function)
Protein (One cup of cooked soba noodles contains 6 grams of protein)
High in Soluble Fiber
These noodles are extremely digestible and support cardiovascular health while also being about half of the calories as typical white starch noodles.
Pick up some soba noodles today and let’s get cooking!
10 Minute Vegan Soba Noodle Salad
1 packet of soba noodles
1 bell pepper (red shown here)
Greens of choice (baby spinach, romaine, etc)
Cilantro (or Parsley!)
1/4 cup apple juice
3-4 tsp rice miso
Bring a small pot of water to a boil.
While waiting, start prepping veggies and fruit! Simply slice and dice.
Once the water is boiling, toss in soba noodles (I like to crack them in half). Cook for 6 minutes.
Once noodles are done, rinse under slightly cool water. If you want your noodles cold, use colder water. If you want them to stay warm, use warmer.
Rinse and drain well. Add to greens.
Top with all of the fruit and veggies!
Drizzle dressing all over and enjoy.