Sesame & Soba Noodle Salad with Spinach

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4oz/100g soba noodles, uncooked

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bunch/2 cups spinach leaves, roughly chopped

2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
hot water

1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds, black and/or white
2 tablespoons scallions, finely chopped

Serves 2
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Cook soba noodles according to instructions.

In the meantime, heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add spinach and cook until just wilted. Take off the heat and set aside.
For the dressing, whisk together tahini, sesame oil, soy sauce and vinegar. Stir in hot water until the dressing gets a thick but runny consistency. Set aside.

Drain soba noodles when cooked. Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons of dressing for each one cup of noodles. Fold in wilted spinach. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped scallions. Can be eaten warm, at room temperature or cold.

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