Vegetable Soba Noodle Salad

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The weather is getting hotter and hotter. The drought is getting serious in California. We were asked to reduce the water consumption by 25%. Our front yard is getting yellow, bushes and flowers in the garden are getting withered, and our vegetables in vegetable garden got too rough and tastes bitter. Ha~

Lately I’ve been having hard time to figure out what we are going to eat for dinner. The hot weather not only took away the rain but also my desire to cook. It took me a while to decide what will be our dinner menu but making this dish was a perfect plan for summer supper.

This dish actually doesn’t need a recipe. If you have some vegetables like lettuce, cucumber, onion, tomato..whatever you have at home, you can make it easily. Be creative and let the kids get involved with choosing and mixing vegetables, and taking off the egg shells. Summer is here for fun!!

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Chop some lettuce and throw them in a big bowl or plate.

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Add Some arugula.

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Add julienned cucumber.

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Mix the vegetables and place them along the side of the dish.

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Slice onion and sprinkle on top of the vegetables.

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Cut cherry tomatoes in half and place them around the vegetables.

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Cook egg and cut in quarters and place them nicely.

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Cook soba noodle as the package directed. Drain well and place in the middle of the bowl and sprinkle some sesame seeds.

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This dish is usually good with spicy sauce but I have allergy with capsaicin so I made two different sauce for my hubby and myself.

Hot Sauce

I tablespoon red bean paste
1 tablespoons rice wine
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon water
1/2 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
2 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Not Hot Sauce

2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
2 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon sesame oil
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Take some of each into an individual plate and pour the sauce. Mix well and eat it!

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This is one of my favorite summer food.

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Try hot sauce if you are brave.

Enjoy food, enjoy the hot sauce, and enjoy the sun!!

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