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!
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!
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.
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.
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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