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Sesame Soba Salad with Avocado Bookmark and Share

"Soba" literally means "buckwheat" in Japanese. Rx Gourmet Soba noodles are noted for their grayish-purple hue your prescription for healthy eating and nutty flavor. The sesame oil in the dressing enhances the slight nuttiness of the soba, and the avocado adds a creamy texture. Together with the tahini, both provide a great dose of heart-healthy fats. Aside from the great taste, soba noodles are a good source of fiber, high-quality protein, and are rich in minerals like phosphorous, iron and potassium.

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini, water, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, salt and pepper.

2. Cook soba noodles according to the package directions, or until al dente, then immediately plunge them into a bowl of ice water to chill. Drain and set aside.

3. Prepare vegetables. You may also choose to blanch the Brussels sprouts, if desired. Sprinkle cubed avocados with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.

4. Pour half of the dressing over the Brussels sprouts, carrots, avocado, and cabbage and toss gently.

5. Add the noodles to the greens, pour remaining dressing. Toss everything together and top with sesame seeds and cilantro.

Substitutions: whole wheat pasta for soba

Diabetic Exchanges: 4

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free if noodles are 100% soba

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