Buckwheat is a great food to incorporate into your diet. It is a good source of protein, anti-oxidants, iron and zinc. People with high cholesterol or high blood pressure can benefit from buckwheat as it has been linked to lowering the risk of both conditions.
Contrary to popular belief, buckwheat is not a grain, but is in fact a plant that is related to rhubarb and sorrel.
This soy ginger buckwheat noodle salad is a great way to enjoy buckwheat this summer...especially when served chilled!
This recipe yields 4 servings.
Soy Ginger Buckwheat Noodle Salad
- 8oz dried buckwheat noodles
- 1 carrot, julienned
- 1/2 red pepper, seeded and julienned
- 2 scallions, sliced into thin strips
- 250 grams or 2 cups of frozen edamame in shell
For the Sauce
- 3 Tbsp sweet soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp of palm sugar
- 1/4 tsp of sesame oil
- 2 1/2 tsp of sherry vinegar
- 1 small nob of ginger (approx 1inch x 1inch), grated with juice
- 1 red birds eye chile, finely chopped (optional)
1. Cook buckwheat noodles according to package instructions and then rinse with cold water.
2. Cook the edamame as per package instructions. Discard the shell and set aside.
3. Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and mix well. In another bowl, combine the buckwheat noodles, edamame, carrot, red pepper and scallions. Drizzle the sauce over top of the noodle salad and mix until sauce is evenly distributed. Serve immediately or serve chilled.