Peanut Soba Noodle Salad with Zucchini

  • 1 8oz package soba noodles
  • I medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise, cut diagonally in 1/2″ chunks
  • 3/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup brown rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • drizzle toasted sesame oil
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4-1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 small bunch of scallions, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped

Cook soba noodles according to package directions. In the last minute of cooking, add zucchini. Drain, rinse under cold water. Mix the peanut butter and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Thin with hot water until the consistency you like. Taste and adjust seasonings. Gently toss noodles, zucchini, scallions and peanuts with dressing, a little at a time until thoroughly coated.