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5 Salad Recipes You'll Love with Soba Noodles

When you buy soba noodles you're accessing a highly versatile and delicious ingredient, made from nutty-flavoured buckwheat. Traditionally, these noodles are served cold with a dipping sauce or hot in a soup but they are actually extremely flexible and can work in a variety of dishes, including salads. Here are some delicious and simple salad recipes to try when you want to shake up your meal prep!

Simple soba salad


Buy soba noodles online to stock up your larder and make a fast dressing combining a little sugar and rice wine vinegar with soy sauce to taste and a generous glug of sesame oil. Cook the noodles according to the instructions before drying them well. Mix the noodles with crushed peanuts, finely sliced carrots, sliced spring onions and a spoon of sesame oil, before covering the salad with the dressing.

Japanese soba salad with mirin


When you stock up on soba noodles from our store, why not add on a bottle of mirin which is essential for this dish. Cook your noodles for five minutes before draining well. Heat light olive oil in a pan and cook chopped garlic and ginger for a few minutes. In a small bowl, combine garlic, ginger, miso paste, mirin and lime juice before pouring the mix over your soba noodles. Top with coriander, green onions and sesame seeds.

Salmon soba salad

This is a hearty and fresh salad combination that will work for any mealtime. Pan-fry your salmon fillet in a little butter or oil and place it to one side. Boil your noodles in a pan, and make a lemongrass sauce by combining some ginger, garlic, lemongrass paste and coconut oil in a pan, and then adding a little honey and vinegar after three minutes of cooking. Cook asparagus stems for a few minutes until tender and crisp and slice cucumber into long strands. Toss everything into a bowl and add lemon juice and chives.

Zaru soba


This is the easiest way to enjoy cold soba noodles and the traditional way to do so. Cook and chill your noodles and create a dipping sauce from soy sauce, mirin and dashi stock at the ratio of 1:1:4 respectively. This is the same recipe that you might use for a tempura dipping sauce and it is incredibly flavoursome despite its simplicity. Top your noodles with some fresh coriander or yaki nori with wasabi paste and soy on the side.

Spring salad


Blanche broccoli florets and petitspois before placing in a bowl with chopped peppers, sugar snap peas and avocado cubes. Add your favourite herbs and a generous portion of soba noodles - chilled. Make a simple dressing from sesame oil, ginger, garlic, soy and lime juice and toss the ingredients in the dressing before adding a generous handful of sesame seeds and any protein that you fancy - perhaps shredded chicken, prawns or tofu. Delicious and completely customisable!

Buy soba noodles


You can easily buy soba noodles and a wide range of other high-quality noodles from the specialists at King Soba online. Discover our superb range today and up your cooking game with ease when you invest in authentic, organic and gluten-free Japanese noodles.