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Under 30 Minutes

Ginger-Peanut Somen Noodles

Somen are thin Japanese noodles made from wheat flour; they're available in the Asian section of many grocery stores. Vermicelli or thin spaghetti can be used instead.

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  • Servings: 4
Ginger-Peanut Somen Noodles


Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2002


  • One 8-ounce package somen noodles

For the Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • Grated zest of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the Garnish

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts, plus more for garnish


  1. Make dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together ginger, lime zest, lime juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisking constantly, add oil in a steady stream until mixture is emulsified; set aside.

  2. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add noodles, and cook until al dente according to package instructions, about 6 minutes. Drain in a colander, and transfer noodles to a serving bowl.

  3. Add dressing, scallions, and peanuts to noodles; toss to combine. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled, and garnish with additional scallions and peanuts.

Reviews (2)

  • kas200 5 Aug, 2011

    Oops. Meant to say soba noodles. They are NOT somen.

  • kas200 5 Aug, 2011

    The noodles pictured on this page are actually somen noodles. Just a heads up!

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