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soba noodles with kale

In lunch on July 12, 2013 at 2:06 am

this recipe comes from a house in the hills (which also brought us asparagus and lentil salad).

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i loved this one, and will definitely make it again, although i made a few changes to the recipe, and i think i will continue tweaking it.

start by boiling a pack of soba noodles.

meanwhile, wash and shred a bunch of black kale by cutting thin strips perpendicular to the stem.

noodleswithkalekalepiled

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although the recipe didn’t call for this, i decided to do a simple quick-blanch of the kale, since black kale is pretty tough. we liked it this way, but you could use it raw, as well.

to do this, i wash the kale in a large colindar, large enough to take the noodles, as well. when they’re done, drain them over (through?) the kale. the hot water/noodles will just spank the kale, leaving it bright green and still crisp, but not raw.

noodleswithkalecolindar

then you make the dressing. the recipe called for one ripe avocado, one clove of garlic, one tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, three tablespoons of white miso, and the juice of half a lime.

i did it this way. but found the flavor to be too mild, so i added more garlic and lime juice, plus salt and pepper.

put a little dressing in your bowl, dump in the drained kale/noodles, more dressing on top, and toss.

noodleswithkaledressingtossed

garnish with black sesame seeds and (i added) chopped green onion.

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i also fried up some tofu in a little sesame oil and soy sauce to add some bulk/protein to this dinner.

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another hit! this one would be ever better for lunch, with or without the tofu.

i also had a lot of dressing leftover, so you could make a double batch for more leftovers, or dip chips in it. what? it’s practically guacamole…

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