So once again, I was extremely busy this week plus kept forgetting to take photo’s of possible Friday Fare options (le sigh). So instead of disappointing you all and not posting a recipe, I decided to share a soba noodle salad rolls with peanut sauce recipe created by one of my favorite healthy food bloggers, Nutritionist in the Kitch!
Some of you may know that I am a huge fan of Christal, from Nutritionist in the Kitch, and regularly make her recipes and find inspiration from her. I thought her soba noodle salad rolls with peanut sauce recipe looked incredible and I wanted to share it with you all. I actually bought some fresh spring rolls the other day, so I will be experimenting with my own fresh roll creations.
Without further ado, here is the recipe and some of Christal’s photo’s of this yummy looking dish 🙂
- 10 sheets rice paper
- 6.5 oz soba noodles
- 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
- 1 bell pepper, julienned
- 2 green onions, cut into strips
- small bunch cilantro
- small bunch lettuce
- 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Peanut Sauce:
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ lime, juice
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon pure honey
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (optional)
- ¼ cup water (add more if you prefer a thinner consistency)
- For Rolls: In a large pot, heat 4 cups of water to boil and cook noodles according to package instructions. Run cooked noodles under cold water and drain. Mix in 1 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp sesame oil with noodles. Set noodles aside.
- Fill a shallow dish with warm water. Place one sheet of rice paper in dish until it is submerged, soak for 1 minute or so until it becomes soft, carefully set on a clean surface, such as a cutting board, and make sure the sheet does not bend or fold.
- Place about 2-3 tbsp of cooked soba noodles in the middle of the rice paper sheet, top with a few slices of carrot, pepper, onion, a few sprigs of cilantro, and a couple leafs of lettuce.
- Fold the top of the rice paper sheet over the filling, then fold in each side, then roll until the opposite end has closed the roll, put on a plate and repeat the process until you have ten salad rolls! (Learning this process may take a little patience, but after the first couple rolls you will get the hang of it! )
- For Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a food processor, or mix together by hand.
- Serve with cold rolls, enjoy!
Mmmmm, cannot wait to make these and fresh rolls in general. You can pick up rice paper at any Asian supermarket, and they are usually pretty inexpensive … perfect for a student budget, woo hoo! Actually most things at Asian supermarkets are much cheaper in general, so you should definitely give them a visit the next time you need groceries. I picked up some sesame chili oil for only $3 or something like that. Normally sesame oil is something ridiculous like $5 … no thank youuuu!
Have any of you ever tried fresh rolls before? I first had them about a year ago at a Vietnamese restaurant in San Leandro and have never looked back!