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Healthy & Stylish Papaya, Shrimp and Soba Salad

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Soba noodles?  Say what?  How’s this stylish?  What are they anyway?  Soba noodles are made from buckwheat and are much more beneficial to your health than wheat pasta.  I even think they are tastier than wheat pasta, but I will let you be the judge.  You can find out more information in the eHow article  that I found online by clicking here.   You can purchase them in most grocery stores near the asian/thai food aisle.  I have even seen them in Target.  Unfortunately I don’t recall where I got mine from since I have had them in my cupboard for sometime now.  I was intimidated/not inspired enough in trying them – but that all changed when I  came across the recipe Papaya, Shrimp, and Soba Salad at wholeliving.com and wanted to give them a try.

The recipe is not intimidating at all and making Soba noodles is much easier than pasta.  It takes 5 minutes to boil the noodles… that’s it!  The rest is just cutting, slicing and dicing.  I think if you also add avocados, it will taste even better – however I only thought of this after the fact.

Also, I am missing an ingredient from my photograph.  Can you guess what that is?

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  • http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com/ torviewtoronto

    lovely combination looks good

  • http://happywhennothungry.wordpress.com/ Happy When Not Hungry

    This looks healthy and delicious! Love the flavors!

  • http://idontcookbutmyboyfrienddoes.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    It looks like a red onion that is not listed in your ingredients! Great recipe, I like!

  • Kate@Diethood

    You’re so right about the taste… soba noodles actually have a taste…wheat pasta, not so much.

    The flavors in this are so yummy… your meal looks great!!

  • http://www.mission-food.com Victoria

    I would have never thought to put papaya in a soba noodle salad, but I love the idea and I’m sure the juicy sweet fruit adds a great element to the dish.

  • tasteofbeirut

    Very interesting salad; I have been wanting to try this type of noodle for a long time.

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com Monet

    Smile. I just started enjoying papaya a few months ago. This looks like such a fresh and flavorful meal. Thank you for sharing with me tonight. After such a difficult week, it has been so refreshing to return to the blogs (and bloggers) that I love. I hope you have a blessed Sunday, sweet friend!

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Cilantro is what’s missing from the photo… Sorry for forgetting to add the green to the salad. It definitely make a difference!

  • Kelsey

    I just love soba noodles and my husband fell in love with papaya while we were in Hawaii on our honeymoon. I can’t wait to make this for him!

  • Apron Appeal

    I’ve never had papaya…except dried, in trail mix. Time to try something new or at very least put something new into something reliable. . 

  • Lindajohnson

    I’m not seeing where the yellow pepper is added in.  Is it sauteed with the shrimp and garlic? or added fresh with the papaya?



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