Soba Noodle Salad

Soba Noodle Salad


Crispy, fresh vegetables, Thai basil, cilantro, mint and a vibrant Asian vinaigrette are the base for this simple, yet flavorful salad.
  • Serves: 4 to 5
  • Active Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
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  • Success Rating: 80% (?)
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Step 1: Preparing Your Mise en Place

• 1- 9 oz (250 gr) pkg soba noodles, cooked and chilled
• 2 carrots, julienned
• 1 cucumber, julienned
• 1/3 cup daikon, julienned
• 1/4 cup green onions, minced
• 2 tbsp fresh mint, thinly sliced
• 3 tbsp Thai basil, torn or chopped
• 3 tbsp cilantro, torn or chopped
• 2 tbsp black sesame seeds


To prepare your mise en place, cook and chill the noodles and then gather and prepare the vegetables and herbs.

Step 2: Making the Asian Vinaigrette

• 3 tbsp rice vinegar
• 3 tbsp tamari
• 3 tbsp honey, agave or maple syrup
• 1/2 tsp fresh chile, minced
• 2 cloves garlic, finely minced


In a small bowl (or jar), whisk all of the ingredients together.

Use as a marinade or with salads, such as this Sweet & Sour Tofu.


  • Bonnie D
    Bonnie D
    What size soba noodle package is used here. I have a package that is 9.5 oz or 3 bundles. It would make sense, but wanted to clarify. This looks great. I am making it to go with the sweet sour tofu.
  • Chad S Rouxbe Staff
    Chad S
    Thank you for this question. I have made the addition to the recipe to call for a 9 ounce package of soba noodles. The one we used for this recipe was actually an 8.8 ounce bag. Hope that is helpful and you enjoy the dish. Cheers, Chad
  • Mary B
    Mary B
    Once put together how long will this salad keep in the fridge? or if you want to make it in advance is it best to leave undressed?
  • Chad S Rouxbe Staff
    Chad S
    Correct. With most salads, it will last longer if left undressed and dressed before consuming. Due to the salt in the dressing, when paired with the delicate shaved vegetables and herbs these will soften quickly and not give the freshness you want with the salad, so this is best to keep these ingredients fresh and crisp for best results dressing to order. Enjoy. - Chad
  • Jennifer S
    Jennifer S
    I bought some soba noodles and made a similar salad but with an orange-miso dressing. We didn't finish it I thought I would save it for the next day but when I went to eat it I found that the noodles had almost completely disintegrated into the sauce. Could this be because the soba noodles I bought were marked "gluten free" or does this happen with all soba noodles? I am not gluten free, but I didn't consider that it would matter that much because I thought buckwheat was a gluten free grain anyway. Can you clarify? Thanks!
  • Ken R Rouxbe Staff
    Ken R
    It's hard to say, as I'm not sure what you mean exactly by disintegrating noodles. As they sit, noodles will swell and expand to absorb any liquid, for sure - and this may cause them to stick together and appear as a solid mass. It may be that your noodles were a bit overcooked and/or too soft to start with. Soba is most traditionally gluten free (100% buckwheat) and this does make it more delicate than other noodles. Most commercially available soba is made from a blend of buckwheat and regular wheat flour to reduce cost and add structure/durability to the noodle. Have another try with another noodle and cooking times. ~Ken
  • Sheila M
    Sheila M
    It just calls for chile. What type of chile (isn't the spelling chili?) should be used?
  • Ken R Rouxbe Staff
    Ken R
    Sheila - The recipe calls for fresh chilies (chile is also a correct spelling) - so you might choose a serrano, jalapeƱo, or Thai bird. It all depends on how much heat/piquancy you like. ~Ken
  • Sheila M
    Sheila M
    Thank you so much Ken! For both the correction of spelling (apparently many people and recipes spell it wrong) and for the clarification. For beginners like me it is helpful to have this information. Sheila
  • Brenda G
    Brenda G
    I found this article useful for both heat levels and spelling. :-) .
  • Yola M
    Yola M
    This recipe turned out really great, the first time too. I was pleasantly surprised when my kids ate it all too, including "the greenery" as they call it. Really nice! Thank you.

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