Friends, you may have checked globe-wide longevity charts and know the Japanese live the longest. The Japanese consume protein (steak and fish) in smaller amounts than we do. Soy protein is more prevalent, and prized vegetables have a higher ratio than rice. Below, SOBA SALAD WITH SOY-WASABI VINAIGRETTE is 275 calories per serving.
- 6 ounces Japanese curly noodles (chucka soba), uncooked
- 1 cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
- 4 ounces snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 4 ounces whole baby carrots, quartered lengthwise
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon prepared wasabi paste
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
Prepare garlic; let stand 10 minutes. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well. Steam edamame, peas, and carrots 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge vegetables into ice water; drain. Combine garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, oil, and wasabi in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add pasta, vegetable mixture, and radishes; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.