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Soba Noodle Salad With Spring Herbs

May 11, 2011
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Soba Noodle Salad With Spring Herbs by secret tea party
Soba Noodle Salad With Spring Herbs, a photo by secret tea party on Flickr.

Today is horrifyingly gloomy. Isn’t it May? Maybe I imagined it, but I was sure that Spring had already arrived. Lately, sunny days are far and few between. So far, this is all i have eaten, with a mug of green tea on the side of course.

SERVES 4

1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped finely
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped finely
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped finely
3 scallions, sliced thinly
1 cup cucumber, diced quite small
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
8oz dry soba noodles
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
enough sesame seeds to garnish
Prep all herbs, cucumber and scallions so they will be ready when your noodles have finished cooking.
Boil water in a medium sized pot. Meanwhile, add vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, grapeseed oil, sugar and salt in a wide bowl. Stir to dissolve sugar.
When water is boiling, add noodles to the pot. Cook for 3 minutes. Drain into a colander and rinse well with cold water.
Add rinsed noodles to the bowl with the oil and vinegar mixture. Toss well to coat the strands of the noodles. Add herbs, cucumber, and scallions and mix well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

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