Tennis Team Potluck = Soba Salad

My daughter is playing tennis for Hilo High School these days and loves it.  She loves the sport as well as the people on the team with her.

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This is my first experience as a tennis parent and one of the traditions is that the home team hosts a potluck for the visiting team. On a recent rainy Saturday, we faced rain delays and ultimately the cancellation of a few matches. So after all that, we proceeded to open the potluck.

There was a delicious mushroom rice mixture with rice from Niigata and mushrooms from Akita, pizza, chicken katsu, sandwiches, happy rice, nori chicken, cookies, butter mochi and so much more.

My contribution was a soba salad.  Quick and easy to make and pretty tasty.  This recipe comes from a cookbook called Hawaii’s Best Salads, Sides & Soups by Jean Watanabe Hee.

Soba Salad

Ingredients:

1 package soba noodles, boiled and drained.
1/2 pound ocean salad
1/2 Maui or sweet onion, thinly sliced
1/2 pound imitation crab, shredded
1 package baby spinach leaves
1 tomato, thinly sliced

Place spinach on a large platter or in a 9×13 pan.  Top with soba, ocean salad, sliced onions, imitation crab, and tomatoes in that order.

Dressing:

1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup Japanese vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 teaspoons lemon juice

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Mix well until sugar is dissolved.  Pour over salad before serving.  Easy potluck recipe that people will enjoy.  Living Hilo Style.

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