Yam is a salad of raw vegetables diced into small pieces of the same size and dressed with a tart seasoning. The sauce for this yam is made of soy sauce, spices, peanuts, sesame seeds, and lemon juice.
Its taste is delicate and very pleasant: Japanese soba noodles are just right to complement the crunchiness of the raw vegetables. Here, I have accompanied the yam salad with vegetable spring rolls.
- 1 carrot
- ½ cucumber
- 2 Italian tomatoes
- 1 green bell pepper
- 2 celery sticks
- 1 handful of rocket salad
- 1 garlic clove
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 portion of soba noodles
- ¼ cup toasted peanuts
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- Pinch of chili flakes
Rinse, peel and dice all the vegetables into small cubes and transfer to a mixing bowl.
Soak the soba noodles in hot water for 5 minutes, until soft. Drain them and cut them into smaller pieces with the help of a pair of scissors. Transfer them to the mixing bowl with the rest of the vegetables.
In the food processor, mix with a few pulses the peanuts, sesame seeds, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic clove, maple syrup, and chili flakes. Pour onto the salad and mix well.
Transfer to the serving plates. You can eat it warm or cold.