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Soba Noodle Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

This soba salad is a great take-along lunch because the flavors of the peanut dressing develop over time.



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6 oz. low-sodium soba noodles
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½ cup Maranatha Organic No Stir Peanut Butter
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¼ cup brown rice vinegar
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1 Tbs. agave nectar or maple syrup
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1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
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2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
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1 clove garlic, peeled
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1 Tbs. lime juice
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1 tsp. fresh lime zest
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½ cup chopped cilantro, divided
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1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and sliced (1½ cups)
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1 small red bell pepper, sliced (1 cup)
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1 large carrot, grated (½ cup)
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2 Tbs. chopped peanuts, optional


1. Cook noodles in boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain, and rinse under cold running water.

2. Purée peanut butter, vinegar, agave nectar, ginger, soy sauce, garlic, lime juice, lime zest, and ¼ cup cilantro in blender or food processor until smooth and creamy, adding 2 to 3 Tbs. warm water to thin, if necessary.

3. Toss together noodles, cucumber, bell pepper, carrot, and peanut butter mixture. Garnish with remaining cilantro and chopped peanuts, if using.

Nutrition Information: 

13 g
Total Fat: 
17 g
Saturated Fat: 
4 g
51 g
0 mg
255 mg
17.4 g
<14 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

i'm going to try this with raw zucchini noodles.

This looks just amazing! I'm a vegetarain, and this is just a perfect site to find really good, easy to make recipes!

This recipe was absolutely delicious. I didn't have cucumber on hand and it didn't taste like it was missing a thing. This dish makes great leftovers. Very simple, very very tasty.

Great recipe, plenty of room for improvisation. Try it with different kinds of noodles. Great with a little crushed red pepper.

Holy Cow! One of the best dinners I ever made and fast and easy too. It went over huge. I'll definitely make it again. I added a little salt and olive oil (coating the noodles) and those little pickled corn things that go in stir fry sometimes. Great!

I have a wheat allergy and made this with quinoa noodles. It is fantastic!

Delicious! I made this for my son who was visiting from Hawaii. What a hit! Layers of flavor. Will definitely make again soon.

I love this recipe! I think just about any pasta would work with it... I used JIF crunchy peanut butter and it worked great. We have extra soba noodles so I'll be making this again during the weekend as my weekly lunch to bring to work.

Awesome recipe! Even with the udon noodles I used. Also, I forgoed on the zest, since I didn't have an organic lime.

Where can I find Soba Noodles in Indiana?

wow; this is delicious! I did not have brown rice vinegar so i used Regular Rice Vinegar Rice..did not have lime or cilantro either...still turned out so good. This is one of those recipes that develops even more flavor overnight. Added red pepper flakes as other reviewer suggested.

This recipe is delicious; even my husband (who dislikes soba noodles and cucumber) loves it! I also used regular rice vinegar and regular soba noodles; I advise against omitting the cilantro or the fresh lime, however, as they really contribute to the excellent flavour.

I made this with whole wheat spaghetti because I was out of soba and udon and it was delicious. It's lighter than similar recipes, but very flavorful. My husband and I both loved it.

Hello delicious! Had to use regular rice vinegar because I couldn't find brown rice vinegar, but it was so good. Very simple. Just boil some noodles, toss some stuff in the food processor, chop some veggies and done. Can't wait to see how it tastes tomorrow

This dressing could make an old tire taste great! The lime juice/cilantro combo made it zing. Used somen noodles, rice wine vinegar and omitted the peanuts. Next day flavor was good, but need to let it sit out just a little while for the peanut butter to loosen up a bit. Will definitely make this again.

This was delicious, but ugly. It would look more appetizing if the sauce were put on top or on the side. I added asian hot sauce to counteract the sweetness of the peanut butter.

Please don't buy the NO-STIR peanut is made with Palm Oil... Orangutans are loosing their lives and habitat because of this darn deforestation. Read about it and you will want to avoid Palm oil too! Otherwise this looks delicious!

sounds good

It looks like there is a yellow vegetable in here that's not in the ingredient list. Is something missing?

I have found a peanut butter that is made with coconut oil instead of palm oil, and it is great I find that this recipe is great for whatever veggies you have ripe

Why use peanut butter that has any added oils? Most groceries now have freshly ground peanut butter with no additives or grind your own if you have a high speed blender. Jarred peanut butter often has added sodium and sugar as well as oil.

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