This cold soba noodle salad with spicy cashew sauce is a healthy and vegan recipe that is quick and easy to make. It’s loaded with raw healthy ingredients like cashew nuts, raw apple cider vinegar, coconut milk, ginger, garlic, spinach leaves…
Have you ever tried soba noodles before?
If you haven’t I would say you’re missing out! Soba noodles are one of my favorite Asian noodles to use in cooking as they are healthy, nourishing and easy to digest.
What is soba noodles?
Soba is a Japanese name for buckwheat. Buckwheat is technically a seed, not a grain, which makes it wheat – and gluten-free. But make sure that the soba noodles you purchase are 100% buckwheat as some varieties may contain wheat.
I love soba noodles because, compared to classic linguine or spaghetti they are extremely nutritious and high in vitamins and minerals like magnesium, folate and vitamin B. They are packed with proteins and they are easy to digest, which is great!
This recipe is vegan but it could be also delicious if you add a poached egg, tofu or whatever makes you feel happy.
COLD SOBA NOODLE SALAD WITH SPICY THAI CASHEW SAUCE
- 2 tablespoons of darkly roasted sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons of grated or finely chopped fresh ginger
- 2 medium garlic cloves, grated on a microplane or finely chopped
- 100g of cashew nuts soaked in cold water at least 20 minutes
- ½ can of light coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons tamari sauce
- 200g of Japanese soba noodles
- 3 tablespoons of fresh coriander chopped
- 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon of crushed red chillies
Veggies to add (optional but delicious)
- 1 crown of broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 medium zucchini, spiralized or peeled into strips with a vegetable peeler
- 1 cup shelled edamame beans, thawed if frozen
- Fill a large pot or saucepan ⅔ of the way with water and bring to a boil.
Boil the soba noodles according to the package directions, until soft.
- Drain and rinse the soba noodles in a strainer under cold water for a minute. Put them in a large bowl.
- In a blender, mix your sauce ingredients together and set aside (coconut milk with the cashew nuts, ginger, garlic, tamari, chilies, tamari, sesame oil).
- Add the sauce to the soba noodles and mix until combined.
- Top with coriander and sesame seeds and serve