Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame & Apples

Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame & Apples

This is what's born when vegans have no vegetables in the house. Creativity! The great produce purge of 2014 was a purposeful one of course. But we got back from vacation over a week ago. The only reason we even had these apples was because Todd's mother lovingly packed up six honeycrisps which he gently toted all the way back to Alaska from Ohio in his carry-on. The edamame are those frozen packs from Costco, I always have them on hand.

Soba and peanut butter are a natural combination and apples and peanut butter go together beautifully. Edamame goes with soba and voila! 

Produce On Parade - Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame & Apples - A quick and simple peanut butter soba noodle salad studded with vibrant edamame and crisp apples. Sweetened with maple syrup, with an Asian flare.
I don’t feel superior because I am vegan. The truth is I am vegan because I don’t feel superior to others.
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Produce On Parade - Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame & Apples - A quick and simple peanut butter soba noodle salad studded with vibrant edamame and crisp apples. Sweetened with maple syrup, with an Asian flare.

A quick and simple peanut butter soba noodle salad studded with vibrant edamame and crisp apples. Sweetened with maple syrup, with an Asian flare. 

Produce On Parade - Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame & Apples - A quick and simple peanut butter soba noodle salad studded with vibrant edamame and crisp apples. Sweetened with maple syrup, with an Asian flare.
Produce On Parade - Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame & Apples - A quick and simple peanut butter soba noodle salad studded with vibrant edamame and crisp apples. Sweetened with maple syrup, with an Asian flare.
Produce On Parade - Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame & Apples - A quick and simple peanut butter soba noodle salad studded with vibrant edamame and crisp apples. Sweetened with maple syrup, with an Asian flare.
Produce On Parade - Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame & Apples - A quick and simple peanut butter soba noodle salad studded with vibrant edamame and crisp apples. Sweetened with maple syrup, with an Asian flare.
Produce On Parade - Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame & Apples - A quick and simple peanut butter soba noodle salad studded with vibrant edamame and crisp apples. Sweetened with maple syrup, with an Asian flare.

Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame & Apples

Recipe by Katie @ Produce On Parade

A quick and simple peanut butter soba noodle salad studded with vibrant edamame and crisp apples. Sweetened with maple syrup, with an Asian flare.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup water (adjust according to desired thickness)
  • 9 oz. package of soba noodles, dry
  • 9 oz. frozen package of edamame, shelled or 1/2 cup soybeans
  • 1 medium apple (I like Honeycrisp), julienned
  • dash sesame seeds (for garnish)

Cooking Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil for the noodles.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the peanut butter through and including the water. Add additional water as needed for it to have the consistency of an alfredo sauce. Taste and add additional soy sauce and/or syrup to your preference.
  3. Microwave the frozen edamame according to package and when cool enough, shell and place in large bowl. Discard the pods, or feed them to your dog like I do.
  4. Core and julienne the apple. Add to the soybeans.
  5. Cook the soba noodles according to package, usually they only require 4 minutes to boil. Drain and add to the apples and soybeans. Pour the sauce over the noodles and mix very well to combine.
  6. Serve warm and topped with a dash of sesame seeds.
Produce On Parade - Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame & Apples - A quick and simple peanut butter soba noodle salad studded with vibrant edamame and crisp apples. Sweetened with maple syrup, with an Asian flare.

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