These exotic-tasting noodles are surprisingly easy to prepare. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour and are sold in natural food stores and Asian markets.
Makes about 4 1-cup servings
1 eight-ounce package soba noodles
3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 – 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped, including tops
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
Cook noodles in boiling water according to package directions. When tender, drain and rinse. Mix vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, jalapeno pepper, green onions, and cilantro, if using, then pour over cooked noodles and toss to mix.
Per serving (1 cup): 211 calories; 0.8 g fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 3.6% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 8.8 g protein; 45.2 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g sugar; 4.5 g fiber; 581 mg sodium; 32 mg calcium; 1.9 mg iron; 3.5 mg vitamin C; 48 mcg beta-carotene; 0.5 mg vitamin E
Recipe from Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D