Thanks for joining Sarah and I for Meatless Monday today! I don’t know how the weather is by you but it’s just been crazy hot and humid here in the DC area the past two weeks. These are the kind of days that I do not want to be in my kitchen cooking for sure however, I still want to eat something healthy and yummy. Dilemma solved with this Cucumber Soba Noodle Salad.
I’ve mentioned before how I love to cook meals that I can enjoy for a few days. This Cucumber Soba Noodle Salad does the trick. It’s so easy to make and then enjoy for lunch the next few days or as a side to a dinner.
I have a mix of soba noodles and spiralized cucumbers that blend so well together. You do have a spiralizer right? (Affiliate link) If not, no worries, you could also julienne them but you would not have the noodle like appearance to blend in with the soba noodles. Adding edamame and a light dressing of sesame oil and rice vinegar creates just the right amount of flavor and protein.
Cucumber Soba Noodle Salad
- 8 oz package of buckwheat Soba Noodles
- 1 large or 2 small cucumbers (spiralized)
- 1 C edamame
- 1/2 C sesame oil
- 1/2 C rice vinegar
- 1 Tbl siracha
- 1 tsp chopped garlic
- 1/2 tsp chopped ginger
- 1/4 C sesame seeds
- Cook soba noodles according to package
- rinse with cold water & allow to cool
- In the meantime, mix dressing (sesame oil, vinegar, garlic, ginger, siracha)
- In a large bowl mix noodles and dressing
- Add edamame and sesame seeds
- chill for 30 min
I don’t want to eat heavy, hot carbs during the summer but I do need to fuel my workouts with enough carbs. While doing all this triathlon training, I can really feel a difference in my energy level and performance if I don’t eat enough carbs. Something cold and light like these soba noodles really do the trick for me. Vegetarian and Vegan for those of you keeping track!
Tell me: How do you fuel your workouts in the summertime? Do you find it hard to eat hot foods? Soba noodles? Who wants to come over for lunch?
Also linking up with Julie @Running in a skirt