Soba Noodle Salad

Notes: Wasabi powder adds a little heat to this dressing. Look for it in the spice or ethnic-food section of the supermarket or in Asian markets.

Yield: Makes 2 or 3 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 480
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Protein: 33g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 64g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sodium: 914mg
  • Cholesterol: 63mg


  • 8 ounces buckwheat soba noodles
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon wasabi powder (optional; see notes)
  • 1 1/2 cups protein (choose 1 item from
  • 3 cups vegetables (choose 2 to 5 items from


  1. 1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring about 3 quarts water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until tender to bite, 3 to 6 minutes. Drain noodles and rinse gently under cold running water until cool.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix rice vinegar, sesame oil. soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi, if using. Pour about half the dressing into a small container; cover and reserve. Add noodles to large bowl and mix to coat; cover and chill until cold, about 1 hour, or up to 1 day.
  3. 3. Just before serving, add protein, vegetables, and reserved dressing to noodles; mix to coat.
  4. Protien Options: Sliced tofu, shredded chicken, cooked shrimp
  5. Vegetable Options: Baby spinach leaves, sliced green onions, orange segments, slivered Napa cabbage, shredded carrots, snow peas, thinly sliced red or yellow bell peppers, sliced cucumbers, broccoli florets
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