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Chilled Soba Noodle Soup

Chilled Soba Noodle Soup
 
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CAUTION- the pure yummy-ness of this dish, may cause you to dance happily and uncontrollably around the room. Just go with it. We could all use a little more happy dancing in our lives-right
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Healthy
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 1 Package of Soba (or Somen) Noodles
  • 1 cup seedless cucumber, peeled, chopped-bite size
  • 2 green onions chopped finely
  • Handful of freshly chopped spinach or baby bok choy
  • 2 tablespoons each serving Soba Noodle soup base
  • Sesame Seeds (as garnish)
  • Cilantro (as optional garnish)
  • Cooked shrimp or crab (protein add )
  • 2 finely chopped bite size roma or grape tomatoes (optional add)
  • A dash of Ponzu sauce -(optional add )
  • A Dash or two Sriracha hot sauce or Furikake Seasoning-(optional add)
  • 2-Sea Weed wrapper ripped into bit size pieces (packaged type used for sushi rolls (as optional garnish)
Instructions
  1. This dish is meant to be served cold
  2. Cook your Somen Noodles, (per package directions-careful these go quick)
  3. Rinse /soak for a few minutes in an ice bath, then drain noodles
  4. Place a ½-3/4 cup drained Somen noodles in each serving bowl, top with cucumber, green onion, spinach or bok choy, and bit of seed weed and sesame seeds along with 1-2 Tbsp. Soba Noodle Base.
  5. Add on any of the other suggestions that you might like or add you own ideas.
  6. servings size varies: Kiddos 4, Adults 2
Notes
Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It usually refers to thin noodles made from buckwheat flour, or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flours. They contrast to thick wheat noodles, called udon. In Japan, the word can refer to any thin noodle.Learn more about Buckwheat on this post http://bit.ly/2wckDgp

Pre-packaged noodle soups are a kiddie favorite because they're quick and tasty. The downside is that the prepackaged versions aren't exactly healthy with all of that sodium loaded into their spice packets. Using this soba noodle base with the ponzu, adds a rich tangy flavor using only a bit reduces much of the sodium. It only takes a few minutes to make your own, and it’s fun to serve them in a cup alongside kid friendly chopsticks. You can add different vegetables, shrimp or crab to make this heartier or get a protein bump. So good as an after school snack or a meal.

 

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