Cold Thai Noodles with Edamame Pesto and Roasted Mushrooms
1½ cup edamame, shelled, frozen, blanched
3 Tbsp. pine nuts, toasted
¼ cup canola oil
⅔ cup water
1 tsp. garlic clove, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
½ tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. The Spice Hunter Thai Seasoning
4 carrots, ¼ inch, cut on bias
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
½ cup green onion, sliced thinly on bias
½ lb. Asian noodles, cooked and chilled*
*Chef’s note: several types of noodles would work in this dish. A few suggestions would be ramen, udon, or soba noodles.
For the pesto, combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend together until mixture is smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a container, cover and set aside.
For the toppings, heat a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add oil, carrots, and mushrooms and roast until vegetables are well-caramelized. Remove from heat and transfer vegetables to a sheet pan; allow to cool.
Toss noodles, pesto, and vegetables together in a medium stainless steel bowl until evenly coated. Top with green onions to serve.