Soba Noodle Salad is a Refreshing AF Dish That Feels Healthy and Tastes Spectacular

August 19, 2018

Your craving for soba noodles doesn’t always have to mean a trip to your nearest Japanese restaurant, especially when parking or commuting can be a real pain during the rainy season. The noodles are easy to make and readily available in Japanese groceries, or even the Japanese section of your local grocery.

If you’re wary about cooking with this type of noodle for the first time, here’s a really simple and tasty recipe that is a fun way to pop your soba noodle cherry with. It’s also a dish that is easy to make in large quantities without drastically extending your prep time, so invite some friends over and make your kitchen your next favorite noodle spot.

Soba Noodle Salad

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Active time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy



  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup ponzu
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • ½ tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. white sesame seeds
  • ½ tbsp. ginger, grated


  • 200g soba noodles, cooked and cooled
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup edamame
  • ½ cup carrots, shredded
  • ½ cup shimeji mushrooms, cut


  • ¼ cup nori, shredded


  1. In a bowl, combine sesame oil, ponzu, rice wine vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, sesame seeds, and grated ginger.
  2. Whisk to combine until sugar is dissolved.
    Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together noodles, green onions, edamame, carrots, and mushrooms.
  4. Add dressing to mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Serve and garnish with shredded nori.
Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña

Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.

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