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Cold Soba Noodle Salad

Japanese soba noodles are lower in calories than regular pasta, with almost as much protein; their assertive flavor is matched here with rice vinegar, soy, and fresh cilantro.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May 2007

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 8 ounces soba noodles
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil (optional)
  • Sesame seeds, toasted if desired

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook noodles until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain well again.

  2. In a large bowl, combine noodles, cilantro, vinegar, soy sauce, and, if using, chili oil. Season with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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