Pac Choi Noodle Salad

May 13, 2024Kaitlin Shears
This refreshing and flavorful salad is perfect for a light lunch or dinner, and the sweet chili soy ginger sauce adds a deliciously tangy kick to every bite. Feel free to add some extra protein to this meal, add some chicken (great cooked with this sauce) or sauteed tofu.
  • Pac Choi, finely sliced into thin ribbons
  • 200g soba noodles or vermicelli noodles
  • 1 cup edamame, cooked and shelled
  • 1 cup shaved carrots
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup cashews, roasted and salted
  • 1 lime, for serving
For the Sweet Chili Soy Ginger Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
Prepare the Soba Noodles
   - Cook the soba noodles according to the package instructions.
   - Once cooked, drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
Prepare the Sweet Chili Soy Ginger Sauce
   - In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and minced ginger until well combined. Set aside.
Prepare the Ingredients
   - Cook and shell the edamame if not already done. If you have frozen edamame, we like to soak under hot water for a few minutes to get them soft.
   - Shave the carrots into long strips using a vegetable peeler or mandoline slicer.
   - Slice the shiitake mushrooms & pac choi thinly.
   - Mince the fresh ginger.
   - Thinly slice the green onions.
   - Roast and salt the cashews in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden brown. Set aside.
Optional Step: Pickle or Fry the Shiitake Mushrooms
   - If desired, you can pickle the shiitake mushrooms by marinating them in a mixture of rice vinegar, soy sauce, and a pinch of sugar for about 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can fry them in a little oil until golden brown and crispy. Set aside.
Assemble the Salad
   - In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked soba noodles, edamame, shaved carrots, sliced shiitake mushrooms, minced ginger, lime juice, and green onions.
   - Pour the prepared sweet chili soy ginger sauce over the noodle mixture and toss until everything is evenly coated.
   - Divide the salad among serving plates or bowls.
   - Top with sesame seeds and roasted cashews.
   - If adding protein, arrange cooked chicken or sautéed tofu on top of the salad.
   - Serve with a lime wedge & enjoy!

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