A healthy and cleansing soba noodle salad with pops of sweetness and tanginess. Addictive and ready in only 15 minutes! The best!
Soba Noodle Salad With Tangy Citrus Dressing
I could eat soba noodles every day for the rest of my life. I love the texture and taste of soba noodles and I especially love the fact that they are a powerhouse food packed with nutrients and vitamins. Soba noodles are delicious in soups, served with a tsuyu dipping sauce or tossed with fresh fruits and vegetables like this soba noodle salad.
There is something addictive about digging into a bowl of chilled soba noodles tossed with a garlicky, sweet and tart dressing.
It’s a flavor combination I can never seem to get enough of!
Most soba noodles are a mix of wheat and buckwheat (Tokyo-style noodles are usually 8 parts buckwheat to 2 parts wheat flour). The reason being that buckwheat is naturally gluten-free, despite its name, and gluten is needed to make dough bind.
However, there are gluten free soba noodles available – but beware they tend to have the texture of cardboard. Conversely, some packaged soba noodles can have a much lower ratio of buckwheat to wheat flour. As you can see, there are many different kinds of soba noodles so make sure you look closely at the list of ingredients before buying.
Especially if you want to maximize the health benefits of your soba noodle salad!
I often make this soba noodle salad for lunch because it’s light (I stay away from heavy lunches as they make me feel sluggish) and takes only 15 minutes to make. The tanginess gives me a kick of energy and I simply feel good – really good after eating it.
What’s also great about this soba noodle salad recipe is the fact that you can pre-slice all the toppings and make the dressing in advance – I recommend doubling on the toppings and dressing (refrigerated). This way you only have to boil the soba noodles before putting the whole thing together, sit down and enjoy it.
Slurp on this delicious soba noodle salad with a cool glass of barley iced tea or hot green tea. Perfection!
Other quick and healthy noodle dishes:
- Soba noodles chirashi style
- Soba noodle soup with leeks and crab sticks
- Daikon noodles with creamy avocado sauce
- Spicy chilled Korean noodles with vegetables
- Tofu shirataki noodles Pad Thai
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Soba Noodle Salad With Tangy Citrus Sauce
A healthy and cleansing soba noodle salad with pops of citrus, sweetness and tanginess. Addictive and ready in only 15 minutes! The best!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 people 1x
- Category: Noodles
- Cuisine: Japanese
- 5 ounces soba noodles
- 1 cup cucumber (seeds scooped out and sliced into thin strips)
- 10 cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 1 orange (peeled, segmented and chopped bite size)
- 2 tablespoons cilantro (finely chopped)
Tangy citrus dressing:
- 2 shallots (finely chopped)
- 1 thumb size ginger (peeled and grated)
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon white miso paste
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Cook soba noodles according to instructions on the package. Cook a minute less than what the package says for al dente. Rinse under cold water, drain and set aside.
- Put all the ingredients for the dressing in a cup, close with a lid and shake vigorously until well blended. You may need to break up the miso paste and mix it in with a fork or spoon.
- Divide soba noodle evenly among two bowls and top with cucumber, tomatoes, orange and cilantro.
- Pour sauce over each bowl and mix with chopsticks. Serve immediately.
This Soba Noodle Salad Recipe Is:
High in manganese
High in vitamin A
Very high in vitamin C
Keywords: recipe, salad, vegetarian, buckwheat noodles