Spicy Peanut Soba Noodle Salad

Have you ever tried soba noodles before? These delicious Japanese noodles are made from buckwheat, which is naturally gluten free and lower in carbohydrates and calories than your average white flour noodle. This spicy recipe will not disappoint.

For the Spicy Peanut Sauce:
5 Tablespoons peanut butter
5 Tablespoons water
5 Tablespoons soy sauce, or tamari for gluten free
2 Tablespoons sesame oil (optional – for flavor)
2 Tablespoons honey
Juice of 1 lime
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup chili sauce, such as sriracha (more or less depending on spice tolerance)
1/2 cup peanuts

For the Salad:
1 lb. chicken breast
1 red bell pepper
3–4 cups chopped purple cabbage
10 ounces soba noodles
fresh cilantro or basil to taste
crushed peanuts for topping

Puree sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender. Add the peanuts last so you can control how chunky it is.

Chicken: Cook the chicken in a skillet over medium high heat. Season with salt and pepper. When the chicken is cooked through, set aside until cool enough to handle and shred the meat.

Vegetables: Chop the red pepper, cabbage and cilantro to your desired size for the salad.

Noodles: Cook the noodles according to package directions (usually just boiling for a few minutes).

Assemble: Toss everything together with enough dressing to generously coat everything. Serve hot or cold! Serves 8.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories: 344; Total Fat: 11.5g; Cholesterol: 41.4mg; Sodium:1054.7mg;
Total Carbohydrates: 40.3g; Dietary Fiber: 3.3g; Sugars: 8.3g; Protein: 24.7g

Printable recipe available at: https://pinchofyum.com/spicy-peanut-soba-noodle-salad

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