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This Healthy Asian Soba Noodle Salad works perfectly as a side dish or light lunch. Soba noodles are gluten-free, low in calories and high in fiber which makes them a perfect alternative to regular pasta.
Thai food has always been one of my favorite foods. I love the sour, sweet and salty tastes you can get from almost every dish. You could also say that Thai food is in generally healthy, yeah does fried spring rolls are definitely not on the healthy side. And every main dish is accompanied by rice or noodles. I have seen them use rice even on desserts and trust me it tastes amazing! In fact, one of my favorite desserts is green tea ice cream with sticky rice and mangos.
Soba Noodles vs. Pasta
Thai noodles are different than what we know as traditional noodles, which is basically pasta. Since they are made with rice or soba instead of wheat. I especially like soba noodles because they offer a lower-cal alternative to wheat pasta. Plus they are higher in fiber and protein.
I tried soba noodles for the first time at a friends house and fall in love with them. Especially because I think they are super versatile and work well with everything. Warm or cold, with veggies or meat. You name it!
What makes this Healthy Asian Soba Noodle Salad so great is the Spicy Peanut Dressing. I promise this dressing will make your salad go from ordinary to extraordinary.
Healthy Asian inspired Soba Noodle Salad
Healthy Asian inspired Soba Noodle Salad featuring cabagge, carrots, soba noodles and a quick homemade spicy peanut dressing.
By: Mariana Diez
- 300 g of soba noodles
- ½ chopped cabbage
- 3 grated carrots
- For the peanut sauce:
- ½ cup natural peanut butter (should be runny)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1 tbsp. sriracha
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tbsp ginger, grated
- ½ tsp coconut sugar
- Step 1 Cook the soba noodles in boiling water for 7 minutes. Once they are ready, drain and place on the side.
- Step 2 Grate the carrot and set aside. Chop the cabbage and the romaine lettuce and pour them in a bowl along with the carrot.
- Step 3 For the dressing mix all the ingredients together.
- Step 4 Add the noodles to the salad dressing and stir.
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Celebrate Mexico´s independence with this delicious guilt free sopecitos. The secret is to broil the sopecitos n the oven instead of frying them.
These sopes are made with only 3 ingredients and are perfect for topping with Mexican favorites like beans, cheese and chicken.
By: Mariana Diez
- 3 cups masa harina
- 2 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- Step 1 In a large bowl, mix masa harina and salt together.
- Step 2 Pour 2 1/4 cups of the warm water and mix together to form a ball of dough. The dough should be firm and springy when touched, not dry or super sticky. Add more water in small amounts, if needed, until the dough is the right consistency.
- Step 3 Divide the dough into 20 small balls and cover them with a damp paper towel to keep them from drying out.
- Step 4 Preheat a nonstick griddle over medium-high heat.
- Step 5 To form the sopes, grab a ball of dough and flatten it in between two pieces of parchment paper using a tortilla press. If you don’t have a tortilla press, use a roller pin.
- Step 6 Gently remove the flattened dough from the parchment paper and cook on the hot griddle for about 1 minute or brown in the edges.
- Step 7 Flip the sope over and cook for another minute.
- Step 8 Remove the sope and let it cool. Pinch the edges using your thumb and index finger to create a little boat.
- Step 9 Cover the sope and repeat with the rest of the dough.
- Step 10 Top the sopes with desired toppings. Think cheese, salsa, beans, avocado or chicken. Enjoy