Whip up this recipe to celebrate the season of spring.
Spring is all about fresh produce, light meals, and fun recipes (we’re putting spring cleaning aside for now). What better way to enjoy the warmer weather and vibrant colors than by whipping up a seasonal recipe?
The following recipe is as green as the growing grass outside! Try this one tonight.
- 6 ounces soba noodles
- 2 cups frozen organic edamame
- 10 ounces (about 3 cups) sugar snap peas or snow peas
- 6 medium-sized carrots, peeled
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (about 2 handfuls)
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons quality peanut oil, or extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon white miso
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce or sriracha
- To prepare the vegetables: Roughly chop the peas and slice the carrots into long, thin strips with a julienne peeler.
- To make the sauce: whisk together the ingredients in a small bowl until emulsified. Set aside.
- Bring two big pots of water to a boil. In the meantime, toast the sesame seeds: Pour the sesame seeds into a small pan. Toast for about 4 to 5 minutes over medium-low heat, shaking the pan frequently to prevent burning, until the seeds are turning golden and starting to make popping noises.
- Once the pots of water are boiling: In one pot, cook the soba noodles just until al dente, according to package directions (probably about 5 minutes), then drain and briefly rinse under cool water. Cook the frozen edamame in the other pot until warmed through (about 4 to 6 minutes) but before draining, toss the halved peas into the boiling edamame water and cook for an additional 20 seconds. Drain.
- Combine the soba noodles, edamame, snap peas, and carrots in a large serving bowl. Pour in the dressing and toss with salad servers. Toss in the chopped cilantro and toasted sesame seeds. Serve.
From the insurance experts at Young Insurance in Burbank, California, we hope that you enjoyed this seasonal recipe. Be sure to visit us for all of your insurance coverages that will see you through spring and beyond.