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Soba Noodle Salad
with chickpeas / mango / carrots / mint / basil

Active: 35 min Total: 1 hr 5 min
With fresh herbs and a Thai-inspired ginger garlic sauce, this soba noodle salad is great served at room temperature or slightly chilled.
Smarts: All elements of this salad will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge. For best results, keep the lettuce, mint, basil and cashews separate and add them just before serving.

Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Ginger Garlic Sauce:
  • Ginger, fresh - 1 Tbsp, grated
  • Lemongrass (opt) - 2 stalks, chopped
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Water - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 tsp
  • Limes - 1/2, juice of
Soba Noodle Salad with Mango and Cashews:
  • Ginger garlic sauce (ingredients listed separately) - ~1/4 cup
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 387 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1, thinly sliced
  • Carrots (look for pre-shredded to save time) - 1 cup, shredded
  • Shallots - 1 clove, sliced
  • Noodles, soba - 6 oz, broken into small pieces
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 head, chopped
  • Mango, fresh - 1, sliced
  • Mint, fresh (opt) - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Basil, Thai (opt) - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Cashews, roasted and unsalted - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Make sauce - Ginger / Lemongrass / Garlic - Prep as directed and combine with soy sauce, water, honey, vinegar, sesame oil and lime juice. Divide in half. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Marinate beans - Drain and rinse beans. Combine with half of sauce. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 days. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  3. Bell peppers / Carrots / Shallots - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  4. Cook noodles - Break soba noodles into small pieces. Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Add soba noodles and cook according to package directions. Drain and toss with cooking oil. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Lettuce / Mango / Mint / Basil - Prep as directed and combine.

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Make

  1. If made ahead and refrigerated, gently break soba noodles apart.
  2. Combine bell peppers, carrots, shallots, mango, noodles and chickpeas. Just before serving add lettuce, mint, basil and cashews. Add reserved half of sauce just until salad is dressed to your liking. Serve salad at room temperature or slightly chilled. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (105)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (9)
Vegetarian (16)

43 reviews

Delicious! I used pork chops instead of tenderloin but they worked great. Subbed farmers market mixed greens for the romaine and green garlic for the shallot. Loved the dressing/marinade!

By: Kelley
Posted: Jun 18, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was a lot of work but overall was very tasty. Used shredded cabbage instead of lettuce for the salad

By: Allison
Posted: Jun 09, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good marinade. Great salad! Overcooked the pork even though I only did 16 min in the oven.

By: Sundi
Posted: May 15, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Husband made this, it was decent. Everyone liked it. Did not include lemongrass. Also, did not try salad.

By: Karin
Posted: Dec 12, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Such good flavors! Only downside is the prep took a pretty long time

By: JESSICA
Posted: Aug 01, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Forgot to save some marinade for dressing but still delicious! My partner has requested this a few times.

By: Casey
Posted: Jul 23, 2016
Diet: Original
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