Kona Coffee Infused Soba Noodle Salad

Serves: 4-6 People
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
Sesame Vinaigrette Ingredients
1/3 cup Kikkoman memmi noodle soup base
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon Tabasco
2 teaspoon ginger, grated
2 teaspoon garlic, grated

Soba Noodle Salad
12 cups Kona Sun 100% Kona Coffee, strong brewed
1 pack 8 ounces buckwheat soba
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups Napa cabbage, finely shredded
1 cup red cabbage, finely shredded
1 cup diakon, julienne cut
1 cup carrots, julienne cut
1 cup celery, thinly sliced on the bias
2 cups bean sprouts
1 cup cilantro, chopped
3 scallions, thinly sliced

Directions:

In a large pot bring brewed coffee and salt to a boil. Add soba noodles and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once noodles are al dente remove from heat and drain. Next run noodles under cold water to cool them down quickly and make sure to drain well.

To make the vinaigrette whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl and add the vegetables, soba noodles, cilantro and scallions. Toss the ingredients together and serve cold.

soba noodle salad

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Kona Coffee Granola

Serves: 9 cups
Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
1/2 cup light agave nectar
1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup 100% Kona Coffee, ground
3 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup light olive oil
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds, blanched
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup shredded sweet coconut
1 cup ground flax seeds
1 cup raisins
1 cup cranberries
non stick cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small saucepan simmer the agave nectar, maple syrup, sugar, ground coffee, vanilla, and salt on low heat for 5 minutes and then set aside to cool. In a large bowl add oats, almonds, walnuts, coconut, flax seeds and olive oil. Next pour the agave & coffee syrup into a fine mesh strainer over the oat mixture making sure to strain out the coffee grinds. Toss granola mixture together. Spray a large sheet pan (13 by 18 by 1-inch) with non-stick cooking spray and spread out the granola evenly onto the tray. Bake for 35-45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to achieve a golden color. Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool. Finally add raisins and cranberries and store in an airtight container. Enjoy as a snack, in yogurt, or with milk for a new twist on breakfast.

coffee granola

Quinoa Salad

Serves: 4-6 people as a side dish or light lunch
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:
2 cup quinoa
4 cups water
1 avocado – peeled, pitted and diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 red pepper roasted, diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large lime juiced
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Chili Garlic Sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Rinse the quinoa thoroughly before cooking to remove the bitter coating on the grains. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed. Once cooked let the quinoa cold down in the refrigerate. Once the quinoa has chilled, gently stir in the tomatoes, roasted pepper, onion, cilantro and garlic. Season with lime juice, coconut oil, salt, and pepper and mix together. Enjoy with your favorite poultry or as a light lunch.

quinoa salad

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