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Soba Noodles with Mint and Scallions

Soba noodles are Japanese-style thin noodles made with buckwheat. This dish can be served cold or hot, so make extra and save some for tomorrow's lunch.

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  • 8 ounces dried soba noodles or angel hair pasta
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (low sodium if possible)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced green onions (about 2 bunches)

Serves 4 to 6 as a side

  1. Cook the noodles in a large pot of boiling water until just tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together the vinegar, oil, soy sauce, sugar and salt until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. When the noodles are cooked, drain them in a colander. Toss the noodles with the dressing, mint and chopped green onion. (Note: To serve cold, rinse the noodles under cold water after they have finished cooking. Drain well to remove as much excess water as possible, and then toss with the dressing, mint and onions.)

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