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Asian Pasta Salad

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Soba Noodles make up this delicious Asian inspired summer salad. Soba is a noodle made from buckwheat and it has a hearty, nutty taste that is a nice change from semolina pastas. This pasta salad recipe is going to use Asian inspired ingredients and is easy to make. Try it I am sure you will like it!
Ingredients
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fish sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dark brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tamari 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Awasezu 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
  Ginger 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
  Sambal sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sesame seed 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), toasted, rubbed with garlic
  Corn starch 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Warm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Noodles 1 Packet
  Cucumber 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
  Tomato 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
  Red onions 1
  Basil 500 Gram
  Cilantro 1 Dash
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Mince garlic and ginger before hand.

MAKING
2. Use a bowl and pour olive oil and sesame oil in it. Whisk well with a hand whisker.
3. Add Fish sauce and brown sugar to it. Mix well until the brown sugar dissolves completely.
4. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar and lime juice to combine.
5. Now add minced garlic and ginger for the flavor.
6. Add sambal sauce if you like it spicy.
7. Sprinkle sesame seeds to the mixture to bring in some crunchiness.
8. Lastly add the corn starch mixed with warm water to let it thicken.
9. In a pot, cook your noodles as per the instructions on the package.
10. In a bowl place the cooked noodles and add two spoons of the dressing to it. Combine it nicely.
11. Add diced cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and basil to the noodles. Mix well with a fork or your hand.

SERVING
12. Plate it on a platter and add a dash of cilantro to garnish. You may add your choice of veggies to decorate or drizzle in some extra dressing if you so desire.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Mixing
Dish: 
Salad, Noodle
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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