Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce {& a Giveaway!}

Soba noodles are mixed with fresh vegetables and tossed in a sweet and spicy Asian almond butter sauce. So easy to prepare and so full of flavor!

Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce | ChezCateyLou.com

Good morning!  Did you have a nice weekend?  I was in town for the first time in 4 weekends, and it was so nice to just relax with TheBetterHalf.  And cook – I made 6 recipes for the blog!  Including this soba noodle salad!

Today I have two ways to make your Monday better…a quick, easy and delicious dinner idea, and a GIVEAWAY!

These Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce are so simple to prepare and sweet/spicy/savory Asian inspired sauce tastes incredible.  The recipe comes from an amazing cookbook, Almonds: Recipes, History, Culture, and you can win a copy!  In fact I have three copies to give away today.  Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win!


Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce | ChezCateyLou.com

Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce | ChezCateyLou.com

I love cooking with soba noodles. They are thin Japanese noodles made with buckwheat flour, which gives them a slightly nutty flavor. Best of all, they cook up in 5 minutes! How’s that for a quick weeknight meal? And what makes this dish even quicker is that the veggies in here are all raw. Carrots and cucumbers are the main veggies, although you could use anything you want!  Snap peas or lightly steamed broccoli would be great additions.  A red Serrano pepper adds some heat and fresh cilantro adds a bright, fresh flavor.

And then the dressing – this stuff is so good. It is a mix of almond butter, soy sauce, lime juice, Sriracha, brown sugar, and sesame oil – hello flavor!  I think I could drink that dressing.  Next time I make this recipe, I’m going to double the dressing and use some for a marinade for chicken or shrimp – the addition of some protein makes this literally the perfect dinner!

The salad is finished with some toasted almonds and sesame seeds, for added crunch and flavor.

Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce | ChezCateyLou.com

Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce | ChezCateyLou.com

So now for the good part – the GIVEAWAY!  I have three copies of the amazing Almonds cookbook, by Barbara Bryant & Betsy Fentress with Recipes by Lynda Balslev.  This is an absolutely gorgeous book.  It is full of delicious recipes, like this almond flour bread. It is still one of the best loaves I have ever made.

In addition to tons of great recipes, the book tells the story about the history and culture of almonds.  It is full of interesting information and stories, and beautiful pictures.  It is a great book to add to your collection!

If you want to learn more about Almonds, visit their website, http://cookwithalmonds.com.

Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce | ChezCateyLou.com

Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce | ChezCateyLou.com

 

Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce

Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce

Soba noodles are mixed with fresh vegetables and tossed in a sweet and spicy Asian almond butter sauce. So easy to prepare and so full of flavor!

Ingredients

    For the Almond Butter Sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced (optional)
  • For the Noodles
  • 8 ounces (225 grams) soba noodles
  • 4 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 red jalapeno or serrano chile, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Instructions

    For the Sauce
  1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl to combine; set aside.
  2. For the Noodles
  3. Cook the soba noodles according to the directions on the package (usually 5 minutes in boiling water). Drain, then rinse the noodles in cold water. Drain again and place in a large serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the noodles, then add the onions, carrot, chili, and cucumber and toss to combine. Add the cilantro, and almonds and gently toss. Top with sesame seeds and serve at room temperature.

Notes

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And now it is your chance to win one of three copies of this amazing book.  Enter your email address in the widget below to unlock the entry form.  Good luck, and thank you for entering!

Here are some other great recipes from the Almonds cookbook by my blogging friends!

Bucatini with Pesto Trapanese from Culinary Couture
Almond Butter from URBAN BAKES
Bulgur Salad with Chickpeas, Pomegranate Seeds, and Almonds from Cooking and Beer
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Pumpkin Cannoli from Baking a Moment
Banana Almond Smoothie from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Roasted Almonds with Lemon and Rosemary from Spoonful of Flour
Almond Crusted Pork Chops from Foodtastic Mom

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Comments

  1. says

    This looks fantastic! I had no idea soba noodles cooked so quickly – I’ll have to stock up. I’ve made a lot of peanut sauces for noodles in the past, but haven’t tried using almond butter…can’t wait to try this :)

  2. says

    You had a very productive weekend, it sounds like, and this salad looks delicious! I love the sound of using almond butter instead of peanut butter. I rarely use soba noodles and really need to change things up!

  3. says

    This sounds incredible. I made something slightly similar a few weeks ago but I’m afraid my dressing/sauce flopped. Yours sounds amazing and you’ve definitely inspired me to give soba noodles a whirl sometime soon.

  4. says

    I love soba noodles and they are so easy to make. This looks delicious. That spicy almond sauce looks amazing!! What a great collection of recipes and book!!

  5. says

    Oh, YUM, Cate! I love almonds and that cookbook sounds like an amazing idea (especially since I pretty much only eat almonds two ways–whole or as butter :). I definitely need to cook with soba noodles more!

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