Dana McCauley’s Noodle Express (Random House) is filled with interesting combinations, such as this luscious salad that features nutty-tasting soba noodles with broccoli and plum tomatoes. We have adapted it slightly.
Soba noodles are a Japanese noodle made from buckwheat and wheat flour. For the precooked soba noodles, you can substitute an 8-ounce (230-g) package of dry soba noodles or 1/2 (450-g) package ordinary dry fettuccine. Cook the dry soba noodles or fettuccine until al dente according to package directions, rinse under cold running water and drain.