Stephanie Eddy

Soba Noodle and Vegetable Platter with Peanut Butter Sauce

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This salad was inspired by a Korean dish of cold noodles and veggies called jaengban guksu. It’s perfect for those hot summer evenings when you’re looking for something quick, filling, and refreshing for dinner. What makes it so convenient is the recipe’s flexibility: switch up the veggies for whatever’s crispy and fresh in your fridge, replace the soba noodles for spaghetti if that’s what you have on hand, toss in chicken breasts or leftover steak. Just don’t skip the peanut sauce! You don’t want to miss out on The Bee Knees peanut butter whisked into a creamy, sweet and spicy dressing. It pulls the whole salad together and gives it a flavorful kick.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total time: 28 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Soba Noodle and Vegetable Platter with Peanut Butter Sauce

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Salad

2 carrots
2 bell peppers
1 cucumber
1 zucchini
½ head of lettuce
3 bundles (8 ounces) of soba noodles

For the Sauce

cup The Bees Knees Peanut Butter
¼ cup orange juice
2½ tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 clove of garlic, minced
1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (depending on your preferred level of spice)
2 teaspoons sugar

Procedure

1. Whisk together all the sauce ingredients until smooth. Set aside to allow the flavors to meld together while you prepare the salad.

Whisk together all the sauce ingredients until smooth.

2. Start a large pot of water boiling, and while it heats chop the carrots, bell peppers, cucumber, and zucchini into medium matchstick slices. Roughly chop the lettuce.

chop veggies

3. Once the water is boiling, add the soba noodles and cook according to package directions (usually 5-8 minutes). Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water. Continue rinsing until the noodles are cold. Allow them to drain thoroughly before moving them to the platter.

drain noodles

4. Arrange the vegetables on a platter with a space in the middle for the chopped lettuce. Place the noodles on top of the lettuce and bring to the table with the bowl of peanut sauce. If you’re in a rush, you can skip arranging them and just toss it together in a big salad bowl and serve.

Arrange the vegetables on a platter with a space in the middle for the chopped lettuce.

5. Let everyone take some noodles and vegetables….and drizzle with the peanut sauce, toss to coat, and enjoy!

noodles and veggies

noodles veggies and sauce

PEANUT BUTTER GIVEAWAY

Annalise suggests throwing some protein into the salad. What would you add?

Leave a comment below with your answer to enter for a chance at winning a jar of The Bee’s Knees, the peanut butter used in this recipe.

DETAILS:

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– One entry per person.
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11 Responses to Soba Noodle and Vegetable Platter with Peanut Butter Sauce

  1. Lee Ann McCune says:

    My first thought would be citrus grilled chicken, but after further consideration, maybe a healthy chicken sausage?

  2. christina rightmer says:

    this looks really good. i would have to steam veg slightly or sautee in order to eat but this would make a really good wilted warm lettuce salad

  3. Kristine says:

    I would love to have some protein-rich beans involved so I might add some edamame.

  4. Jessica says:

    Keep the peanut glaze but use tuna instead!

  5. Jessica says:

    Chicken for sure! Or Black beans/chickpeas for vegitarian option?

  6. Kelli says:

    I’d add edamame.

  7. Francisco says:

    Tofu or salmon

  8. Nik says:

    Looks so spinningly delicious…I’d add seared tofu! 🙂

  9. Jennifer says:

    Kidney beans, chick peas, quinoa, or lentils

  10. Erin McGarry says:

    chicken!

  11. prada 財布 says:

    先生が好き、その気持ちをとめることはできそうにない。 美術準備室ではいつものように高町先生がくつろいでいた。全てを受け止めるにはまだ幼く、また無垢だったんだろう。 昨日の妹の涙を見て、あの子の昔を思い出した。先輩は俺を小動物のような小さな瞳で見つめてくる。 「もうひとつ、知りたい。「身体が変われば心も変わる。あーちゃんが女の子になるっていうのはある意味、正しいことなのよ。綺麗なお姉ちゃんがいれば、ひと夏のアバンチュールに挑戦してみたくなるのだよ。 あいにくと、俺にそんな勇気は微塵もないけどな。そう言う事を考えてしまう。 「どういう相手が好きなんだろう。私の中で何かが変わろうとしていた。 お菓子作りの心構えも。彼らが離れたときには私の中にはなんとも言えない複雑な気持ちが溢れていた。 「引き止めて悪かったな、杏。だから、次へ進めない。言葉では兄じゃないと否定しているのにこの矛盾。」 離婚したての頃は子育てに必死で、仕事にも影響していたからな。 今は亜美ちゃんのおかげで落ち着いてきている。夢を見た。 ハッと起き上がった俺は寝汗でびっしょりだった。

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Soba Noodle and Vegetable Platter with Peanut Butter Sauce