It is ridiculously hot here in the summer so I like to make a lot of salads. This one was very filling and has a great bright flavor.
Put some water on to boil and lets grab our ingredients!
You need some soba noodles and some oil. I ended up switching to olive oil instead of regular vegetable oil.
Sesame Oil, Rice Vinegar and a Lime
You need some cucumber, I prefer English cucumbers, some red pepper and some basil.
I had made a roasted chicken and had some leftover in the fridge. This would be just as tasty with tuna or with no meat at all!
Chop up the red pepper
Peel your cucumber
Seed it by running a spoon along the inside and just scrape away the seeds. English cucumbers have a small amount of seeds compared to the regular cukes, so I like working with them for dishes like this.
Slice them up after they are seeded. By now you should be able to get your noodles cooking.
While those cook, grab your lime and cut it in half.
I juiced it right over the chicken.
Add the other dressing ingredients right on top of the chicken in a bowl.
Then add the veggies
and finally your cooked noodles. Keep an eye on those things, they cook up fast! Don't forget to add a little salt and pepper here too.
I simply put the lid on the bowl and gave it a few shakes to combine it.
Garnish with some lime slices and enjoy! This salad is very refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day!