Thai pesto soba salad

Ingredients:

Pesto

  • 1 bunch red basil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 TSBP sesame oil
  • 2 TSBP olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1.5 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBSP agave syrup
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP lime juice (+ zest if using fresh)

Soba salad

  • 1 package soba noodles (prepare per package)
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cabbage thinly shredded
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced (optional)
  • Tofu (optional)

Directions:

  1. Put pesto ingredients into Cuisinart or blender and whir together until smooth.
  2. Cook noodles per the package. Rinse with cold water and store in fridge until ready to serve.
  3. Prepare salad vegetables. Mix with noodles and toss with dressing
  4. Top with tofu and sesame seeds.
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