Asian Noodle Salad with Toasted Sesame Dressing

1 - 8 oz. package soba or thin rice noodles
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds

2 Tbls toasted sesame oil
3 tbsp. tamari
3 tbsp. balsamic
1 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tbsp. hot pepper oil

Optional Additions
shredded cabbage
chopped carrots
sliced scallion
sweet peppers
cubed tofu

1. Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain, rinse, and set aside.
2. Combine dressing ingredients in a mason jar with a lid and shake vigorously to combine.
3. Add dressing and cilantro to cooked noodle and stir to combine. Add veggies and tofu, if using and stir.
4. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on portions at the time of serving.