Today we are sharing an exclusive recipe from our book Clean Eats. We love King Soba noodles on the Clean team and could easily find hundreds of uses for them. This is a delicious Mediterranean-flavored version of a noodle bowl, quick and easy, and perfect for those meals you need to have on the table as quick as possible.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
1 package King Soba rice noodles
2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 pound fresh green beans, ends snipped off
About 10 cherry tomates, halved*
1/4 cup pitted olives
8 to 10 fresh basil leaves, torn
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 to 2 teaspoons sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Cook the rice noodles according to the directions on the package, then run them under cold water, and drain them well. In a medium bowl, toss the noodles with the olive oil.
While the noodles are cooking, bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil. Have a bowl of ice water ready nearby. Blanch the green beans in the boiling water until they are tender and bright green, about 2 minutes, then remove them from the hot water and immediately sub- merge them in the ice water to stop the cooking. Drain them, and cut each bean into thirds.
Stir the beans, tomatoes, olives, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into the bowl of noodles. Adjust the seasonings to taste, and serve.
*If on the cleanse, replace tomatoes with other vegetables, like thinly sliced fennel bulb or sautéed summer squash