Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Carrots and Peanut Sauce

This Thai-inspired cold noodle salad combines RSS Color Shred Organic Carrots with zesty green onions, buckwheat pasta, and spicy peanut sauce—works as an entrée or accompaniment to grilled meats.
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Ingredients:

24 oz. dried soba noodles
2 tsp. sesame oil
10 oz. tofu cubes, fried and chopped
2 cups Ready-Set-Serve Color Shred Carrots
1/2 cup Ready-Set-Serve Washed & Trimmed Green Onions, chopped
1/2 cup Markon First Crop Cilantro, chopped
1 1/4 cups peanut sauce
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds

Instructions:

Boil noodles until barely soft; drain and toss with sesame oil to prevent sticking.
Toss noodles with remaining ingredients and chill.

Ingredients:

1 bunch Markon First Crop Asparagus, steamed

1/4 C Markon First Crop Basil

2 T Markon First Crop Chervil

2 T C Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice

2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. coriander

1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

16 large shrimp, cleaned and threaded onto skewers to prevent curling

1 tsp. kosher salt

Olive oil + 2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, for poaching

Edible petals and micro greens for garnish

Instructions:

Slice tips off asparagus and reserve. Add basil, chervil, one cup steamed asparagus stalks, lemon juice, zest, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper flakes, and oil to a food processor and blend until chunky.

Heat oil and garlic until just bubbling. Add shrimp skewers so that shrimp is fully submerged. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. When shrimp are almost cooked, add asparagus tips. Remove all with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack.

To plate, arrange tips in a decorative manner. Place shrimp next to asparagus and ladle sauce on top of each one. Garnish with edible petals and micro greens.