Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

What a simple and fresh salad to enjoy during the summertime! Spinach is packed with vitamin A, which supports healthy skin and eyesight. Tomatoes and strawberries are in season during the summer months, so not only will their nutrient content be at their peaks, but they’ll also be at their tastiest points. The dressing, as a simple oil and vinegar mixture, avoids store-bought cream-based dressings that can be packed with added sugar. Try this recipe at your next summer cookout!

By Rachel Paul, MS, RD

Sesame Cilantro Soba Spring Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 2

Ingredients

3 cups spinach
2 cups cherry tomato (halved)
1 pint strawberries (sliced)
2 cups fresh fava beans
2 apples (cored and sliced)
4 ounces fresh soba noodles
1 bunch cilantro
1 clove garlic
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
pomegranate seeds (optional)

Instructions

1. Bring a pot of salty water to a boil.
2. Add the fava beans and cook until all the beans float to the top (about 5 mins).
3. Use a strainer to remove the cooked beans and run cold water over them until cooled. Keep the water boiling.
4. Combine spinach, tomato, strawberry, apple and beans in a large salad bowl.
5. Add the soba noodles to the boiling water and cook for 5 mins. Drain in a colander. Run cold water over the noodles to cool and rinse them. Move the noodles around with the water running as if you’re washing them (the secret to good soba is the cold water washing).
6. Combine the oil, vinegar, cilantro, and garlic in a food processor and process until its a dressing. Set aside in a jar.
7. Add the soba to the salad. Pour half of the dressing into the bowl. Mix well and garnish with sesame and pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!

1. Bring a pot of salty water to a boil. 2. Add the fava beans and cook until all the beans float to the top (about 5 mins). 3. Use a strainer to remove the cooked beans and run cold water over them until cooled. Keep the water boiling. 4. Combine spinach, tomato, strawberry, apple and beans in a large salad bowl. 5. Add the soba noodles to the boiling water and cook for 5 mins. Drain in a colander. Run cold water over the noodles to cool and rinse them. Move the noodles around with the water running as if you’re washing them (the secret to good soba is the cold water washing). 6. Combine the oil, vinegar, cilantro, and garlic in a food processor and process until its a dressing. Set aside in a jar. 7. Add the soba to the salad. Pour half of the dressing into the bowl. Mix well and garnish with sesame and pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 451; Total Fat: 29g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 11g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 314mg; Potassium: 518mg; Carbohydrate: 42g; Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 13g; Protein: 8g

Nutrition Bonus: Vit C: 97%; Vit A: 56%; Iron: 11%

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