Broccoli and Soba Noodles with Roasted Chili Lime Cashews and Soy Ginger Dressing
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 12 oz. soba noodles (about a package and a half)
  • 1 large head of broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • zest and juice from ½ lime + use the other half for garnish
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger (minced)
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar or honey
  • 1 & ½ tbsp sesame seeds
  • red pepper flakes *optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat a small toaster oven (or regular oven) to 350 F.
  2. Make the dressing by whisking together in a small bowl the oil, vinegar, lime juice, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and agave and set aside.
  3. Boil water and cook noodles according to package instructions, adding the broccoli florets to the water about 2-3 minutes before the noodles are done. *be cautious not to overcook the noodles
  4. While the noodles are cooking toss the cashews with the chili powder and lime zest.
  5. Roast in the oven and until golden and aromatic about 5-6 minutes.
  6. Drain noodles and broccoli and transfer to a platter.
  7. Toss the sauce with the noodles and broccoli, then top with sesame seeds, roasted cashews and some extra lime zest and red pepper flakes*.
  8. Serve with lime wedges.
Recipe by The Hanging Spoon at http://thehangingspoon.com/broccoli-and-soba-noodles-with-roasted-chili-lime-cashews-and-soy-ginger-dressing/