Thursday Nugget

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Cold Soba Noodles with Summer Veggies

A Vibrant Fusion of Asian Flavors and Fresh Herbs!

Image source: People Weekly Magazine

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Sauce of choice
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger (minced or grated)
  • 1/3 cup Canola Oil
  • 10 ounces of Soba Noodles (cooked and chilled, according to package directions)
  • 1 Large Cucumber (seeded and cut into matchsticks, about 2 cups)
  • 2 Large Carrots (peeled and cut into matchsticks, about 2 cups)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (cut into thin strips, about 1 cup)
  • 1 Small Bunch Radishes (cut into matchsticks, about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup Cabbage (finely shredded)
  • ½ cup Cilantro Leaves
  • 3 Scallions, green part only (sliced thin)
  • ¼ cup Mint Leaves
  • Chicken (amount desired) for added protein content (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper for seasoning

Directions

Dressing: Combine rice vinegar, lime juice, honey, sesame oil, hot sauce, and ginger. Whisk until smooth. Add canola oil in a slow and steady stream, whisking as you pour to create an emulsion. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, toss noodles with dressing. Add cucumber, carrots, red bell pepper, radishes, cabbage, cilantro, and mint. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken, if desired. Toss to combine, top with the scallions, and serve. Enjoy!

 

 

Nutrition Information

220 Calories. 15g Total Fat. 1g Saturated Fat. 0g Trans Fat. 0mg Cholesterol. 95mg Sodium. 3g Carbohydrates. 3g Fiber. 6g Sugar. 4g Protein.

 

 

 

 

Reference

People Weekly Magazine. July 2017 Issue.

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About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering the 55 and better "chronologically-enriched" population about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, corporate wellness program facilitation and senior fitness program support.
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