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Cold Cucumber Noodle Soup

Cold Cucumber Noodle Soup
Spice Market

Cold Cucumber Noodle Soup

Try this cool, refreshing, and healthy noodle dish that draws influence from various parts of Asia. Soba, a a type of Japanese noodle made from buckwheat, pairs nicely with a seaweed-based broth. It's a great starter to an elegant dinner or can be served tapas style with an array of smaller dishes.

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Ingredients

For the base

  • 1 kombu seaweed, torn into 3-inch pieces
  • 4 1/4 Cups water
  • 2 hothouse seedless cucumbers, peeled and chopped roughly
  • 10 Kaffir lime leaves, chopped roughly
  • 2 Teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup brown rice vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons kosher salt

For the noodles

  • 4 Cups soba noodles, cooked according to package directions and chilled
  • 2 hothouse seedless cucumbers, julienned
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped mint leaves
  • 6 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 2 Teaspoons white sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 Teaspoons Korean red pepper powder (gochugaru)

Directions

For the base

In a bowl, soak the kombu in the water until soft, about 30 minutes. Drain the kombu and reserve the water. Squeeze out all of the water from the kombu into the bowl. Purée the cucumber and Kaffir lime leaves in a blender until smooth. Pass through a fine-meshed strainer into the bowl. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, and salt. Whisk until combined. Keep chilled.

For the noodles

Combine the noodles and cucumber in a bowl and toss until combined. Plate the noodles and cucumber in a bowl. Pour 6 ounces of the chilled soup base over noodles. Mix the mint, scallions, chile, sesame seeds, and pepper powder in another bowl and place on top of noodles.

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving450
Total Fat6g10%
Sugar13gN/A
Saturated2g8%
Cholesterol64mg21%
Protein18g36%
Carbs86g29%
Vitamin A166µg18%
Vitamin B120.2µg3.7%
Vitamin B60.6mg31.3%
Vitamin C32mg53%
Vitamin D0.2µg0.1%
Vitamin E2mg9%
Vitamin K196µg100%
Calcium285mg28%
Fiber10g42%
Folate (food)131µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)390µg97%
Folic acid153µgN/A
Iron10mg58%
Magnesium173mg43%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)8mg40%
Phosphorus399mg57%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium1412mg40%
Riboflavin (B2)0.7mg39%
Sodium2185mg91%
Thiamin (B1)1mg73%
Zinc4mg24%