Soba in Cucumber Cups
  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 4 ounces soba noodes (usually half a package)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 green onions, very thinly sliced
  1. Peel the cucumbers and cut into rounds 1-inch to 1½-inches thick. Scoop out the middles to create a cup with a melon baller.
  2. Cook the soba noodles according to package directions Drain and rinse the noodles under cool water.
  3. Whisk together the rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Pour half the sauce over the noodles. Add the green onions to the noodles, saving a few for garnishing, and gently toss the noodles to coat them with the sauce.
  4. Pack each cucumber cup with noodles Pour a little sauce over the noodles in each cup and sprinkle the tops with a few green onions.