The Dish | Spring Roll Deconstructed

Summer is here! This refreshing and healthy recipe is always a crowd pleaser especially on a hot day. Bonus: it can be done in advance and tossed together right before serving.

  • 6 ounces Japanese Soba Noodles
  • 2 cups julienned carrots 
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves 
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 
  • ¼ cup green onions sliced on the diagonal 
  • ¾ cup of shelled edamame cooked 
  • 2 dozen large shrimp cooked
  • 1 red lettuce head broken into bite sized pieces
  • Peanut Dressing (see recipe below)
  • 2 tablespoons roasted and salted peanuts, chopped 

Peanut Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil 
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek 
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated 
  • Lime slices for garnish
  • Peanut Dressing: Whisk together the peanut butter, lime juice, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sambal oelek, ginger and garlic in a small bowl. Thin out with a little water until a nice spoonable consistency.

  • Boil the soba noodles in a large pot of salted water and cover for 5 minutes until al dente, then drain and rinse under cold water to cool. 
  • Add the carrots, shrimp, edamame, green onions, parsley, basil, mint and red lettuce to the bowl with the noodles.
  • Add the Peanut Dressing and toss to coat the noodles and vegetables. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the chopped peanuts and garnish with limes.


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