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Creamy Cashew Soba Noodle Salad
Copyright © 2016 Rebecca Miller Ffrench, from Whole Protein Vegetarian.
Reprinted with permission from W.W. Norton & Company. (NOTE: This recipe is 100% vegan, but the book contains a number of vegetarian recipes that are not vegan.)

Get ready for creamy deliciousness with this healthy dish. Traditional soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour. Look for soba noodles that are made from 100% buckwheat for a gluten-free, complete protein option. Buckwheat has an amino acid score of 100, which means it's a very high-quality protein.

8 ounces soba noodles
2–3 large carrots (spiralized or cut into 2-inch matchsticks)
1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
3 scallions, sliced, including green
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup roasted cashews, chopped

2 tablespoons cashew butter
2 scallions, sliced, including green
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. After you drain them once, rinse with cool water and drain them well again. Set aside.

To make the dressing, put all the dressing in a food processor and run until smooth.

Place the cooked noodles along with the carrots, cabbage, and scallions in a large salad bowl and pour the dressing over the noodles and vegetables. Use two forks or tongs to gently toss. Sprinkle with the cilantro and mint and toss again. Top with the cashews just before serving.

Cook's Note: Try adding edamame, cucumber, or chopped bok choy in addition to or in place of the other vegetables in this dish. The more the merrier. You may want to increase the dressing by one-half if you're adding a significant amount of vegetables.

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