Prepare edamame according to package directions, omitting salt.
Place edamame, 1/4 cup cashews, basil, and next 7 ingredients (basil through garlic) in a food processor; process 1 minute or until finely chopped.
With food processor on, slowly pour hot water through food chute; process 2 minutes or until smooth. Serve over soba, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cashews. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and lime wedges, if desired.
This is one of our go to recipes. Sure the color is really green. The sauce is full of flavor and texture. Its green because you use green herbs. Its really delicious. One of my favorite things to make for lunch at work.
The sauce was good, the color was strange, but the texture of the sauce with the soba was really, really unappealing. Would probably be good on rice noodles, but with the soba, the overall effect was sticky/gummy. Yuck.