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Itsu Noodle Salad

November 15, 20232 min read

Yields 4 servings (Recipe #506)

Ingredients
-mirin, 6 Tbs
-tamari, 6 Tbs
-sucanat sugar, 2 Tbs*
-rice vinegar, 4 tsp
-ginger, 10 Tbs, minced, divided
-tofu, 24-ounce, 0.5 inch diced
-rice noodles, 16-ounce*
-peas, 0.66 cup
-carrot, 4, julienne
-scallion, 0.5 cup, thin sliced
-basil, 0.5 cup, thin sliced
-mint, 0.5 cup, thin sliced
-cabbage, 2 cup
-tahini paste, 2 Tbs*
-Sriracha, 2 Tbs
-lemon, 4 Tbs
-garlic, 4
-salt, 1 tsp + to taste
-water, 2 Tbs
-olive oil, 2 Tbs
-sesame seed, 4 tsp

Equipment needed
-baking sheet
-pot
-strainer
-salad bowl
-food processor or blender
-spatula or spoon
-chef’s knife
-cutting board

Directions
1. Create marinade by mixing mirin, tamari, sugar, vinegar, and 6 Tbs ginger. Then pour marinade over tofu and allow to marinate at least 30 minutes or overnight.

2. Preheat oven 400 F. Bake tofu in oven between 25 to 30 minutes or until tofu is crispy to your liking.

3. Cook noodles in boiling water and follow package directions.

4. Cook peas in boiling water for 3 min, drain, and rinse in cold water.

5. Put noodles in bowl then add carrots, herbs, cabbage, seeds, peas, and toss together. If you don’t want the veggies raw you can always sauté the veggies to your liking before mixing with the noodles.

6. To make salad dressing put tahini, Sriracha, lemon, 4 Tbs ginger, garlic, salt, water, olive oil in blender and pulse until smooth.

7. Pour dressing into salad bowl, toss until it’s integrated, and if needed add salt to taste.

9. Garnish with sesame seeds.

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Notes*
1. If you don’t have sucanat sugar then substitutes can be brown sugar, raw honey, or maple just to name a few. Do not use white sugar.

2. You don’t have to use rice noodles. Soba noodles are a good substitute.

3. If you don’t have tahini then substitute with any nut butter (e.g. peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc.)

Allergen Info
Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, contains seeds, contains soy, contains nightshades

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Brandon Drake

Brandon, the VP of Business Development at LabSmarts, empowers practitioners with bio-individualized blood work interpretation software, enhancing accuracy and efficiency in analysis while preserving personalized healthcare philosophies for optimal patient care. Brandon also works as Business Development Consultant at a leading CRM company. His role involves fostering partnerships with individuals and organizations keen on optimizing their operational processes and elevating customer and prospect interactions. The overarching objective is to catalyze business growth. Brandon’s approach centers on in-depth comprehension of your unique business landscape, objectives, and pain points. This enables him to discern how his company’s CRM technology can effectively resolve your specific challenges. His foremost aim is to empower customers to harness the full potential of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, thereby streamlining operations, enhancing efficiency, and fostering growth, all while maintaining the human touch in the digital age. Brandon Drake https://go.healthydataguy.com/brandondrake

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