This flexible recipe is perfect for fridge clean-out nights. A few spoonfuls of hummus add creaminess to the sauce and the suggested veggies can be swapped for whatever you have on hand. Even the buckwheat noodles can be replaced by spaghetti if that's what you have. And it all comes together in less than ten minutes.
Make the Soba Noodles
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions, about 6 minutes. Rinse the noodles under cold running water to halt the cooking, then drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Add Some Crunch
Toss red cabbage, red bell pepper, basil, cilantro, and peanuts with the noodles.
Make the Dressing
In a small bowl, whisk together hummus, black sesame, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Drizzle over noodles and gently toss to coat.
Garnish & Serve
Divide noodle salad between two serving bowls and garnish with more sesame seeds and crushed peanuts. Feel free to customize to taste with the likes of fresh chopped scallions, a squeeze of lime, and a dash of chili oil or Sriracha. Serve immediately.