Clean’s Sesame Noodles

This beautiful dish is one of our favorites from Dr. Alejandro Junger’s Clean Cleanse Program. Made from gluten-free buckwheat noodles and dressed in an amazing sesame oil-plum vinegar mixture, this delicious recipe is packed with healthy fats and protein!


INGREDIENTS:

1 package buckwheat soba noodles 
buckwheat

1 medium sized carrot, julienne

¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped

2 scallions, thinly sliced

4 cups purple cabbage, thinly sliced

For the Dressing:

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

4 tablespoons sesame oil

2 tablespoons wheat-free

tamari

¼ cup ume plum vinegar

2 pitted dates

juice of 1 lime

2 tablespoons ginger

2 garlic cloves

Garnish:

2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS:

• Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. While the water is coming to a boil, roughly chop your carrot cilantro, scallions and cabbage.

• Add the soba noodles to the boiling water and cook until tender. Drain and run cold water over them until completely cooled. Place into a bowl and drizzle with a touch of sesame oil to help prevent sticking. Add the carrot, cilantro, scallions, and cabbage.

• Prepare the dressing by adding the ingredients to a blender and blending on high for about 45 seconds. Pour half the dressing into the bowl then use a pair of tongs to toss and incorporate the dressing with the vegetables and noodles. Add more dressing as needed and store the rest in the fridge for up to a week.

• Sprinkle on the black sesame seeds and give it one last toss. Serve as is or as a side for grilled chicken or roasted fish.

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