Get with the trend in 2021 and eat healthily- especially to boost your immune system! Cooks everywhere are looking for immunity-boosting ingredients. We like to eat fresh and love Udon noodles. So we had the idea to make an immune system-boosting noodle salad.
According to Harvard Medical School, eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables is one of the ways to strengthen the immune system. But how many vegetables do we need to eat? Every 5 years USDA releases a new guideline for Americans with recommendations about how individuals can achieve a healthy diet. The current 2015 – 2020 guideline recommends that people needing 2,000 calories per day include 2.5 cups of vegetables in their daily diets. The target is 2.5 cups of vegetables per day.
But, what if you are not a big vegetable fan?
The inspiration for this recipe was a single bowl for lunch or dinner that includes 2.5 cups of vegetables according to the guidelines. Something easy, clean, tasty, and makes us feel good after eating it. Noodles are great as they are tasty, can be low in sodium, and are our favorite. Hakubaku No Salt Udon and No Salt Soba are perfect for this meal. They are great if you want to watch your salt intake. We used our No Salt Udon for this recipe for its great texture and flavor. You can substitute our No Salt Soba if you prefer the buckwheat taste and texture. Add the yummy Tahini sauce and you will never want to eat junk food again!
Immune System Boosting Noodle Salad
Ingredients: (makes 2 servings, takes 7-10 minutes)
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2 cups of raw leafy greens – ie: spinach, kale, arugula (2 cups of raw leafy greens counts for 1 cup of vegetables)
- ½ cup of chopped carrots
- ½ cup of thinly sliced radishes
- ½ cup of tomatoes
- Poached egg
- Chives to taste
- Sliced Almonds
- 1tbsp Tahini
- 1tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1tbsp vinegar
- 1tsp Sugar
- Cook the No Salt Soba or Udon according to the package instructions.
- Wash and chop vegetables.
- Prepare sauce by mixing all ingredients together.
- Once the noodles are done, mix with vegetables
- Add toppings and sauce.
From the Kitchens of Hakubaku USA