Makes 4 Servings

Soba noodles work well in this recipe because they cook quickly, but any type of noodle can be substituted if you prefer.

It’s hard to predict how spicy jalapeño chiles will be, so put in just half to start with and then taste the dressing so you can decide whether it has enough heat or you want more.


6 ounces soba noodles
2 cups Jalapeño-Peanut Dressing 
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup fresh basil leaves, lightly packed
¼ cup peeled and chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted (see page 16; optional)


Jalapeño-Peanut Dressing (makes 2 cups)

1 jalapeño chile, cut in half, with seeds
1 cup no-salt-added vegetable broth
¼ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup raw peanuts, toasted



1) Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water.2) Transfer the noodles to a medium bowl. Add the dressing, carrots, basil, ginger, and optional sesame seeds and stir gently until well combined.


Jalapeño-Peanut Dressing

1) Put all the ingredients in a blender.
2)  Process on high speed for 1 minute.


Per Serving
229 calories, 9g protein, 5g fat, 38g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 51 mg calcium, 345 mg sodium


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