nutritional information

Per 1 1/4-cup serving:

  • Calories: 404
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Total Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 255 mg
  • Fiber: 17.4 g
  • Sugar: <14 g

Soba Noodle Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

Soba Noodle Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

Gone are the days of remixing separated peanut oil with concrete-like peanut butter. Chef and holistic health counselor in New York, Alex Jamieson also likes Maranatha Organic No Stir Peanut Butter because “the flavor is never bitter.” Try it in this soba salad—a great take-along lunch because the flavors of the peanut dressing develop over time.
  • 6 oz. low-sodium soba noodles
  • ½ cup Maranatha Organic No Stir Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup brown rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime zest
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and sliced (1½ cups)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1 large carrot, grated (½ cup)
  • 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.

September 2009 p.29

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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.

JCB - 2015-03-31 12:23:00

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

Janet Bates - 2014-10-31 17:13:29

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

Danika @ Your Organic Life - 2014-03-16 23:51:09

sounds good

nirgrantha - 2013-08-14 08:49:43

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!

4theloveofanimals - 2013-01-08 23:39:35

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.

frostman - 2012-05-17 01:09:01

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.

Laura - 2011-07-27 16:06:09

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

Jennifer - 2011-07-13 04:16:19

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.

Wikedstepmom - 2011-04-11 19:17:10

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.

TawnieO - 2011-02-13 13:28:39

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.

amy - 2011-01-29 21:27:21

Where can I find Soba Noodles in Indiana?

Anonymous - 2010-11-15 15:18:02

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

Pete - 2010-03-27 10:37:51

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.

Jamie - 2010-03-19 07:30:03

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

Eda - 2010-02-20 21:49:58