japanese inspired

spicy green tea soba salad

Constantly inspired by Japanese ingredients/slightly soba obsessed. I tried matcha soba (green tea soba) for the first time tonight and I loved it. This spicy salad is a great option for a healthy lunch or dinner.
1 eggplant, diced medium
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp olive oil

1 red capsicum, diced small
1 cucumber, diced small
4 spring onions, diced small
10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 cup of edamame beans
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 cup of raw peanuts
salt and pepper to taste
Japanese seven spice to taste (or red chilli)
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
strong squeeze of lime or lemon

1 packet of green tea soba

Cover the diced eggplant in 1tsp of olive oil and 1tsp garlic powder and bake in a toaster oven or sauté in a frying pan until cooked – sorry that was vague, you’ll be fine no one ever died of raw eggplant.

Chop all the raw veggies and mix with cooked eggplant and every other ingredient (minus soba)

Cook soba as per packet instructions, usually only 2-3 minutes in boiling water then drain and rinse

Mix soba through veggie mixture until all ingredients are combined well. Enjoy straightaway or refrigerate for later. YUM ’tis the best! #shamelessselfpromotion