"Here's something you can do with peanut butter other than spreading it on bread," write Jane Baxter and Henry Dimbleby in Leon: Fast Vegetarian. "The vegetables used can vary with the seasons."
Warm Soba Noodle Vegetable Salad
From Jane Baxter and Henry Dimbleby's Leon: Fast Vegetarian, published by Conran Octopus Limited.
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons honey
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 8-ounce package wheat-free soba noodles
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 1/2 a savoy cabbage, cored and shredded
Blend all the dressing ingredients together in a food processor or in a bowl using an immersion blender. Season.
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the soba noodles and cook for about 9 minutes (or according to the package directions), until almost ready, then add the vegetables and cook for another 2 minutes. Drain, then transfer to a serving bowl and toss with the dressing while still hot. Serve.
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