1/3 cup sliced almonds
8 oz soba noodles
1 10-oz bag frozen whole baby green beans or French-cut green beans
2-3 tbsp hoisin sauce (I buy this at Whole Foods or Nutri-Foods)
1 tbsp soy sauce, or to taste
1 tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup (I use raw agave nectar from Nutri-Foods)
1 tbsp rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
2 scallions, thinly sliced (I used diced onion)
Freshly ground pepper
Toast the almonds in a dry skillet until golden, stirring often so they don't burn. Set aside and let cool.
Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the green beans. Bring to a boil until noodles are al dente then drain.
In a small bowl, combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, agave nectar, and vinegar and stir well.
Combine noodles/green beans and sauce in a serving dish, then add the onions and toss. Season with pepper to taste, toss again, then serve.