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Summer Soba Noodle Salad

20 Minute Meals: Summer Soba Noodle Salad #festfoods

I am a sucker for noodles.  Anytime, anyplace.  Cold, hot.  Plain, sauced.  They are just delicious in every way!  I especially love these Japanese-style noodles because they cook super-quickly and taste so good with sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.  Toss ‘em with veggies, a dash of salt and pepper, and you’ll have an amazing side dish -- or add chicken to round it out for a meal!  Noodles for the win!

Summer Soba Noodle Salad

Recipe adapted from Epicurious


  • 8 oz. buckwheat soba (Japanese-style) or vermicelli noodles
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha (hot chili sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 4 cups matchstick-size veggies (such as carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers and radishes)
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Dash coarse salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. white or black sesame seeds
  • Cooked chicken breast (optional)  



  1. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente.   Run noodles under cold water to cool them; drain well.
  2. While noodles cook, whisk together rice vinegar, canola oil, sriracha and sesame oil. Toss dressing with cold noodles and vegetables.  Stir in cilantro leaves and scallions and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with sesame seeds.


Serves 6

*Per Serving:  Calories 290, Total Fat 16g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 370mg, Total Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g), Protein 6g, Vitamin A 130%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 2%, Iron 10%  

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