Soba and Slaw Salad with Peanut Dressing

This is like coleslaw with noodles in it…and smothered in a rich peanut dressing. Do I need to say anything else?

Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredient List: 

6 ounces uncooked soba noodles
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1 cup shredded green cabbage
1 cup grated carrots

peanut dressing:
3 tablespoons organic soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
1 tablespoon avocado or camelina oil
3 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
3 tablespoons creamy organic or Valencia peanut butter
2 teaspoons Thai chili paste
2 tablespoons unsweetened organic almond or soy milk

2-3 tablespoons dry roasted organic or Valencia peanuts, coarsely chopped
2-3 fresh green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal

Step By Step Instructions: 

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook soba al dente, about 10 minutes.  Drain and rinse very well.  Transfer to a mixing bowl.  Mix in cabbage and shredded carrots and set aside.

Make the peanut sauce by combining all dressing ingredients in a sauce pan over medium-low heat, slowly whisking in milk to make the dressing richer.  Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is smooth and well blended, about 3 minutes.  Gently mix sauce into noodles and vegetables.  Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with peanuts and green onions.