This is a wonderful Summer salad with fresh flavours and a fun asian twist. The plum adds a sweet/sour touch along with the delicious coriander, sesame and tamari flavours. I love roasting seeds with tamari, it is such a simple garnish but really finishes the meal. Enjoy!
SOBA NOODLE SALAD WITH BROCCOLI & PLUM
- ⅓ packet soba noodles
- 1 cup brocoli florets
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 ripe plum finely sliced
- ¼ cup finely sliced purple cabbage
- 1 tablespoon goji berries
- 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
- 6 yellow cherry tomatoes halved
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon tamari
- ⅓ cup tahini
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1 teaspoon coconut nectar
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ½ teaspoon miso paste
Heat a pan of boiling water on the stove and add the soap noodles. Cook as per packet instructions. In the last minute or two, add the broccoli florets to the pan also. When the noodles are cooked and the broccoli is a vibrant green colour, strain and rinse under cool water.
Place the noodles and broccoli in a large bowl and add the spinach, pull, goji berries, coriander and tomatoes.
In a frying pan, add the tamari and sunflower seeds. Cook, stirring every 30 seconds or so until the seeds are lightly toasted.
For the dressing, add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Mix the dressing through the salad.
Divide salad between bowls and top with tamari seeds.