Soba salad + keeping yourself within budget.

Spicy shimeji and enoki mushroom soba noodle saladOkay, I remember complaining last week that it didn’t feel like spring, but now I think it totally does! The sun peeks out a bit every here and there and oh, RAIN. Yes, I’m talking about a Vancouver spring. Seems like it’s been such a drab week – grey skies and rainfall. But honestly speaking, we have been getting some great sunny days randomly — not complaining one bit. Atleast the temperatures have been increasing and we’re (almost) consistently in double digit weather, hurrah!

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Asian pesto.

Soba noodles with chive, parsley and miso pistouWell, technically it’s a pistou but since so many people are more familiarized with the term pesto, I decided to use that term instead (a pistou is similar to a pesto but it does not contain cheese or nuts). But this recipe here is very close to a pesto, you’ll see why. But…an Asian pistou!? Yes, my friends, I was inspired. Inspired to experiment in the kitchen with yet another chilled noodle salad. This time around? Soba noodles with chive, parsley and miso pistou.

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Noodle salad…literally.

Kale and brussel sprout soba noodle saladI love soba noodles. They’re probably one of my favourite Asian noodles. Perfectly chewy, nutty, and goes great with just about anything. So naturally, I was thrilled when I spotted my eye on Sprouted Kitchen’s kale and brussel sprout soba noodle salad.

And salad with noodles, this was.

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