SPICY SOBA SALAD WITH PEANUT MISO DRESSING
Entrée salads are a common dish here, due to the hot weather. Noodle salads are especially popular in our family. This Spicy Soba Salad with Peanut Miso dressing recipe combines fresh ingredients tossed with a sweet, spicy and tangy dressing.
1 lb. soba (Oriental buckwheat) noodles, cooked according to package directions ½ bunch watercress, leaves ½ c. fresh cilantro, chopped 1 large tomato, chopped 8 stalks green onions, thinly sliced 2-3 jalapeno chilies, seeded, veins removed, minced Garnish: coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts Dressing: ¼ c. hot water ¼ c. peanut butter 1 clove garlic, minced 1 TB fresh ginger, grated 1 TB white miso paste 2 tsp. Aloha shoyu juice of 1 lemon
In a large mixing bowl; combine dressing ingredients. Toss with soba. Add watercress, cilantro, tomato, green onions and chilies, mixing well. Garnish with peanuts. Optional to add chilies to dressing instead of tossing in greens.