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Soba Noodle Salad

I got this recipe from Bon Appetit. What a gem! Fresh tasting and healthy. We doubled the noodles and salmon – but not the sauce which goes a long way- and we had extra for dinner the next night. It’s served cold over a bed of spinach. Would make again.

Ingredients

Servings: 4

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger (it needed more ginger so i added double)
  • Fine sea salt
  • 1 package of soba (Japanese-style noodles) – the recipe called for half a package but i used a whole one…12oz or so
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salmon fillet, skinned – use however much you want – it doesn’t matter.
  • 9 ounces thick asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 1/2 ounces baby spinach leaves (5 to 6 cups)
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Preparation

cook: 45 min cook: 45 min
  • Whisk first 5 ingredients in small bowl. Season dressing to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cook soba noodles in large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain. Transfer to bowl of ice water to cool. Drain well; transfer to large bowl. Pour dressing over; toss to coat.
  • Heat vegetable oil in heavy medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salmon with sea salt and pepper. Cook until browned but still deep pink in center, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer salmon to plate; cool slightly. Wipe skillet clean. Add enough water to skillet to reach depth of 1 inch. Bring to boil. Sprinkle sea salt over and add asparagus. Simmer until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain. Add spinach and asparagus to noodles; toss to incorporate evenly. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Divide noodle salad among plates. Break salmon into bite-size pieces. Tuck salmon and avocado into noodles on plates. Sprinkle sesame seeds over and serve.
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