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soba noodle salad with asian salad dressing
5 from 5 votes

Soba Noodle Salad

Rika
This soba noodle salad is a very simple Asian side dish and flavorful! It can be ready in about 15 minutes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 362 kcal

Ingredients
 

Asian Salad Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 3 ½ teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon honey
  • (OPTIONAL) ½ tablespoon lime zest

Soba Salad:

  • 12 oz buckwheat soba noodle, (cook according to the product packaging)
  • ¾ cup julienne red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped cucumber
  • ¼ cup shredded purple cabbage
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot
  • 2-3 tablespoons edamame
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2-3 tablespoons crush peanuts (roasted and unsalted)
  • optional: 1 tablespoon chopped green onions

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk in rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, low sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, honey plus the optional lime zest. Set aside.
  • In a large salad bowl, add noodle, bell pepper, edamame, cucumber, green onions, cilantro, and carrots. Pour in the dressing, stir until well combined.
  • Serve immediately with crushed peanuts or put in the fridge for about 15-30 minutes to serve cold.

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Notes

Soba Noodles:
Soba is thin noodles made from buckwheat flour or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flour. I purchased it from Ralphs. 
Sesame oil:
It is used as a flavor enhancer in Middle Eastern, African, and Southeast Asian cuisines. It has a distinctive nutty aroma and taste. You can purchase at any grocery market, make sure that it's 100% pure. I used Lee Kum Kee brand. 
Edamame: 
It's plant-based and free from added sugar. You can find fresh or frozen at any grocery market. I purchased fresh from Trader's Joe. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 15gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 863mgPotassium: 389mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2356IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 3mg
Keyword asian, salad dressing, soba, noodle
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