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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.


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


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


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


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.