I really, really love noodles! I’m crazy for them! Anytime, anywhere and with just about anything! There is nothing a noodle can do wrong in my opinion. This week I’m sharing my noodle bliss with you!
Soba noodles are a staple of Asian food culture so what better to pair them with but a delicious peanut sauce. It’s nice to get away from wheat based products at times, so I jumped at the chance to try these sweet potato and buckwheat variety by King Soba (which are naturally gluten free). What an incredible taste that complimented all the mouthwatering flavors I added to the salad. Trevisio Radicchio is actually a milder version of the more bitter tasting radicchio lettuce. It adds such gorgeous color, taste and a slight crunch to the salad. If you can’t find trevisio, you can substitute red cabbage. Wait…did I mention how much I love noodles yet?
The noodles cook up really quick, in about 3-4 minutes, so it’s the perfect weeknight meal. For an even quicker meal, you could have the peanut sauce prepared in advance. The peanuts and avocado make this meal rich and satisfying, especially when combined with the other vegetables and fruit. As if it weren’t tasty enough, I top the noodles with some Thai basil (which has a different flavor than Italian basil and really compliments Asian cuisine). Eating well never tasted so good!
- 16 oz soba noodles
- 1 mango (peeled and cut into large cubes)
- 1 cup Trevisio Radicchio (or red cabbage) sliced thin
- 3 radishes (thinly sliced)
- 2 avocados (pitted and cubed)
- ½ cup chopped peanuts
- small bunch Thai basil leaves (roughly chopped)
- 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (gluten free if you are following a gluten free diet)
- 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 2 tsp agave nectar or honey
- 2 tbsp coconut water
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup sesame oil
- Cook noodles according to package instructions
- In meantime, prep vegetables and fruits
- Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, agave, coconut water, lime juice and oil in a small bowl and whisk until combined
- Add noodles, trevisio, radishes, fruits and peanuts to a large bowl then pour on peanut sauce
- Top with Thai basil