COLD MANGO SOBA NOODLE SALAD
Makes enough for 4-6
15 ounces soba or other thin, long noodle
½ cup chopped mango
¼ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup toasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon grape seed or other flavorless oil
1 tablespoon chili garlic paste
1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
2 cups mango sliced into matchsticks
1 ½ cups radishes sliced into matchsticks*
1 ½ cups cucumbers sliced into matchsticks
½ cup torn mint leaves
½ cup torn basil leaves
½ cup torn cilantro
1. Cook the noodles according to the package directions then run them under cold water to cool them down when they’re done cooking. While the noodles are boiling, make the dressing. Throw the ½ cup mango, vinegar, sesame oil, lime juice, tamari, grape seed oil, chili garlic paste, and ginger into a food processor or blender and run that shit until it’s smooth and looks like a motherfucking dressing.
2. In a large bowl toss together the cooked, cooled noodles, sliced mango, radishes, and cucumbers. Pour over the dressing and then fold in the herbs. Keep tossing until all that shit is good and mixed and the dressing has coated everything. Serve right away or let is chill in the fridge for a couple hours.
*We used watermelon radishes because those bitches are beautiful but regular radishes are fine too. Fucking hate radishes? Use a bell pepper or more cucumbers instead.