Chilled Soba Salad

Cold soba salad served with a couple slices of barbecued tofu.

Cold soba salad served with a couple slices of barbecued tofu.

So quick and easy!

  • Thin soba noodles cooked al dente
  • 1 bunch of raw, washed watercress, cut in half
  • sliced white onions
  • roasted red pepper
  • dressing of choice

The roasted pepper is easy squeasy. Turn on your burner if you have a gas stove and put a whole cleaned red pepper over a low flame. Turn the pepper occasionally to get all sides blackened. Put your roasted pepper in a paper bag and let it sweat. Then peel and slice—mmm good! No gas stove? Try the broiler.

I made my dressing with juice of two lemons, some umeboshi vinegar (a salty and sour vinegar made from a pickled plum—typically a Japanese condiment), some toasted sesame oil, some mirin and some garlic.

Toss it all together and chill. Takes about 10 mins.

Don’t have or don’t like these ingredients? No worries! Substitute with whatever sounds good to you and enjoy.

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