Candice Kumai's Avocado Soba Bowl With Red Miso-Ginger Dressing

Soba noodles provide digestion benefits because they are full of prebiotics that benefit your gut. The ginger and apple cider vinegar in the dressing help with bloating and the avocado provides a nutritious serving of healthy fat. Enjoy this dish for dinner on the Japanese Teatox to Bust Your Bloat

6 oz soba noodles
2 tbsp organic red miso paste
1/2 cup rice vinegar
apple cider vinegar, to taste
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp honey or pure maple syrup
dash toasted sesame oil, to taste (optional)
4 cups torn red leaf lettuce
1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber half-moons
1/2 avocado, pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced
poached egg
toasted sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
toasted nori strips (optional)

1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil and cook soba noodles according to the package directions.

 

2. Drain and rinse the noodles in a colander under cold running water and set aside.

 

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the red miso paste, rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar, toasted sesame seeds, ginger, honey, and toasted sesame oil to make the dressing.

 

4. Add the drained soba noodles, sliced cucumber, and torn red-leaf lettuce into the dressing bowl. Gently toss until well coated in the dressing.

 

5. To serve, twirl the noodles using tongs and set them in individual serving bowls. Top with avocado slices, poached egg slices, toasted sesame seeds, and nori strips if desired.

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