Hey folks!

The weekend is almost here!!  I was looking for an easy meal idea to share that would be easy to whip up on a lazy weekday night.  When you don't feel like going through a lot of fuss in the kitchen and takeout isn't moving you either, it's good to have some easy go-to recipes in your arsenal!  The following recipe from vegweb  posted by Mel the Vegan Gal for a cold soba noodle salad sounds like an easy and delicious weekday meal to fall back on!   Check it out!


INGREDIENTS (use vegan versions):

15 ounces soba noodles

1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil

1/4 cup rice vinegar (not rice wine vinegar)

1/3 cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons lime or lemon juice

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1-2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 pinch cayenne pepper

2 carrots, grated

3 green onions, chopped

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1 red pepper, chopped

1/2 pound smoked tofu, diced, optional


Cook soba noodles according to their package directions. While noodles are cooking, mix all other ingredients together.

Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water. Toss noodles in with veggie/sauce mixture.

Refrigerate minimum of 1 hour. Serve cold.

This is a delicious cold Asian/Thai salad.
Makes: 1 noodle salad
Preparation time: Approximately 10 minutes, Cooking time: Approximately 8 minutes