Peanut Soba Noodle Salad

100g/4oz soba noodles

1 carrot, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
1 cucumber, deseeded and cut into thin matchsticks
1 red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into thin matchsticks

1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves for garnish

4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes (or to taste)
2-3 tablespoon warm water

Serves 2
In a bowl, combine all ingredients (except the warm water). Whisk vigorously until well combined. Add warm water by the tablespoon and keep whisking until you reach desired consistency. The dressing should not be too firm or too runny. Set aside.

Cook the soba noodles in boiling water for 4-5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Stir in the peanut butter dressing. Add in the pre-cut vegetables. Sprinkle coriander and sesame seeds over the top. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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