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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Asian Noodle Salad with Peanuts and Mint

The bracing combination of fresh lime juice and mint adds minimal calories and not a trace of fat, yet tastes out of this world. Scallions, cucumber, and chopped peanuts up the flavor ante while also adding crunch. Soba noodles, made from buckwheat, are nuttier than those made from wheat.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 6




  • Coarse salt
  • 12 ounces soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish


  1. Step 1

    In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles until tender according to package instructions. Drain, then rinse under cold water to stop the cooking. Drain well.

  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lime juice, and oil. In a large bowl combine noodles, scallions, cucumber, peanuts, and mint. Toss noodle mixture with sauce, garnish with additional mint, and serve.



Reviews (5)

  • LovelyZ 29 Jul, 2013

    A delicious meal, and very easy. My hubby loved how fresh it was. Yum!

  • ApronGirl 26 Jul, 2013

    Love your videos and the variety of recipes. I can't begin to express how frustrating it is to easily locate the "print" icon, and navigate your new site. I really prefer not to write these out by hand... I'll keep trying.

  • gsbeam 24 Jul, 2013

    If you click on the video, a print icon pops up and you can print the recipe nicely on one page. Took me a little while to figure that out - it should be front and center.

  • LovelyZ 24 Jul, 2013

    I totally agree. There is no print button on your new site that allows an efficient, 1-page print. Please fix!

  • lgsigman 24 Jul, 2013

    WHY is it so difficult to print the recipe? I understand the desire to go digital BUT a one sheet printed recipe is what I need in the kitchen. As the page is formatted the recipe prints on at least 2 pages.