Miso Ginger Soba Salad Miso Ginger Soba Salad

Miso Ginger Soba Salad | Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Laura Branson

The star of this meal is definitely the dressing. Made with protein-rich white miso, maple syrup and a little heat from punchy ginger, it has a light, yet full-bodied, flavour. Make a double batch to keep on hand—it's great on rice, noodles and nourish bowls (see tip, below), too.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Miso Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons white or yellow miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salad:
  • 225 g soba noodles
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas , trimmed
  • 1 cup bite-size broccoli florets
  • 1 sweet red pepper , thinly sliced
  • Quarter red onion , thinly sliced
  • Quarter English cucumber , halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (with stems)
  • 1/4 cup natural (skin-on) almonds , toasted and chopped

Method

Miso Dressing: In large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, miso paste, maple syrup, ginger, garlic, salt (if using) and cayenne pepper. Set aside.

Salad: In saucepan of boiling water, cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in separate saucepan of boiling salted water, cook snap peas and broccoli until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to bowl of ice water to chill; drain well. 

Thinly slice snap peas; place in large bowl. Add broccoli, red pepper, onion and cucumber; toss with half of the dressing. Add noodles and cilantro; gently toss with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with almonds.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: A nourish bowl is a composed salad that's a mix of healthy fats, veggies or fruit, carbs and protein. Experiment with different grains and layer in nuts and seeds.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 407 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 10 g
  • Calories 385
  • Total fat 22 g
  • Potassium 309 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 41 g

%RDI

  • Iron 13
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 13
  • Vitamin C 77
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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