I am a big fan of asian-style salads - especially those piled high with soba noodles, heaps of crunchy vegetables and salty-sweet dressings... my mouth is watering just thinking about it! This was my attempt at a quick soba noodle salad for lunch - craving satisfied!
1 bunch of dried soba noodles (if you don't buy your soba noodles in wrapped bunches then just grab about a 2cm width bunch of your loose noodles), cooked and rinsed
1 medium carrot, julienned
1 firm pear, julienned
1 cup of bean sprouts
1 cup of loosely packed shredded cos lettuce
3 spring onions, sliced on the bias
3 teaspoons of black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons of light soy sauce
1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce
To make the dressing, combine the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, fresh ginger, and sweet chilli sauce in a small bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
Toss the cooked soba, carrot, pear, bean sprouts, lettuce, spring onion and black sesame seeds together and drizzle over the dressing.