I’m a hummus fanatic. I admit it. I’m not sure why, but I am.
It isn’t enough that I like basic hummus and adding delicious flavors to it like roasted tomatoes and garlic, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil to make Italian hummus or adding Frank’s hot sauce and blue cheese dressing to make buffalo wing hummus.
I also like to cook with hummus and make dressings and soups with it. It’s great for that! I mean who’d a thunk that adding soy sauce, rice vinegar, some oil, sugar and red pepper flakes to hummus would make an ah-maz-ing dressing? Well it does!
And after this week I need something fresh that won’t weigh me down. With all the snow we had here in Upstate, NY + a frozen pipe + boiler out + extra busy work week = 2 missed days at the gym which broke our 10 consecutive day gym streak….. Check out the colorful freshness happening here!
I’m not someone who loves the gym but I can say I think I’ve finally reached the point that I do it out of habit, and as much as I sometimes dread going, I never regret it after. 2 days off makes it harder for me to get back into it than if I just go every day. But let’s be real…. it’s impossible to go every day, right?? No one actually does that do they?
Oh yeah, back to the hummus……. We have a hummus recipe ebook if you’re interested in downloading it. We only ask you like The Spice Kit Recipes on Facebook in exchange. We won’t blow up your feed so don’t worry about that, we’re just trying to grow our blog and would love some FB love :).
Now back to this really good, fresh recipe. This recipe is pretty easy and goes something like this:
1. Wisk together hummus dressing.
2. Prepare your veggies and herbs.
3. Boil your noodles.
4. Toss together and devour!
This recipe has a great flavor and I have zero guilt eating it. It’s fresh and soba noodles are buckwheat which = pretty healthy.
- 1 (12.8 oz.) package (4 bundles) Soba noodles
- ½ cup prepared basic hummus, fresh or store bought
- ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup oil
- 3 Tbsps. sugar
- 2 Tbsps. rice vinegar
- 1 tsp. ginger, minced or grated
- ½ tsp. sesame seed oil
- ½-1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 cup (about 1 small) red pepper, thinly sliced then chopped
- 1 ¼ cups (about 2 regular) carrots, shredded
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 Tbsps. fresh mint, chopped
- 2 Tbsps. fresh basil, chopped
- ¼ cup scallion (green onion), chopped
- Wisk dressing ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.
- Prepare salad ingredients and set aside.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil on high heat and add the Soba noodles. Cook 2-3 minutes. NO LONGER! Drain through a mesh strainer and rinse under cold water.
- Place the noodles in a large bowl and add the dressing and salad ingredients. Toss together with tongs until well combined and serve.