Chilled Sweet & Spicy Soba Noodles
Start to finish: 20 minutes
255g soba noodles
2 firm nectarines or peaches, pitted
3 tablespoons gochujang (red chile paste)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 seedless cucumber, cut /2 into matchsticks
3 small carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
1 cup shredded romaine
2 teaspoons roasted sesame seeds
1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain well, rinse under cold water until cool, and drain again.
2. Meanwhile, finely grate half of a nectarine into a large bowl. Add the gochujang, vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil to the bowl and whisk until well blended. Thinly slice the remaining
nectarines and reserve.
3. Add cooled noodles to the bowl with sauce and toss until evenly coated.
4. Divide the dressed noodles among 4 serving bowls. Arrange the nectarines, cucumber, carrots, and romaine on top. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve with sliced nectarines.
DOUBLE UP Nectarines are also in the dressing for sweetness in every bite.