Mel's Cold Soba Noodle Salad
15 ounces soba noodles
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar (not rice wine vinegar)
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1-2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 pinch cayenne pepper
2 carrots, grated
3 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 red pepper, chopped
1/2 pound smoked tofu, diced, optional
1. Cook soba noodles according to their package directions. While noodles are cooking, mix all other ingredients together.
2. Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water. Toss noodles in with veggie/sauce mixture.
3. Refrigerate minimum of 1 hour. Serve cold.
This is a delicious cold Asian/Thai salad.