Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
19 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Look for soba noodles on the Asian food aisle. If you can't find them, you can sub whole-wheat spaghetti (which takes about 10 minutes longer to cook).


How to Make It

Step 1

Cook soba according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain and rinse with cold water. Drain well.

Step 2

Combine soy sauce, dark sesame oil, brown sugar, lemon juice, and crushed red pepper in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add noodles, red bell pepper, snow peas, and green onions; toss well.

Ratings & Reviews


July 12, 2017
I made this for 2 of us and I and would use less noodles next time. It was great as an accompaniment to Roasted Salmon with Soy Marmalade Glaze. I would heat the sauce a little so the veggies 'cook' just a bit before adding the noodles. Serve room temperature.

very good

April 20, 2016
this is a nice "go to" recipe to have.  can add different veggies or honey, lime juice, etc. served with seared tuna. 

TheMomChef's Review

April 22, 2013
What a fantastic salad. As we head into summer and warm temperatures, I see this being on our table a lot. The flavors are delicious and it's perfect as a lunch all on its own. We love it. You can read my full review at Taking On Magazines:

sukeedog's Review

September 01, 2013


March 31, 2013
Great Asian pasta salad. I combined with the soy-marinated pork recipe, topped with the carrot slaw. The three together were easy to make and was much better than putting the pork on a bun. My family loved this.

jcleavitt's Review

March 18, 2013
easy to make and delicious!

steponme's Review

March 26, 2013
Great tasting asian pasta salad. However, I served it with one of the CL suggested main dishes, Panko-Crusted Cod w/ Tomato-Basil Relish and these two combinations did not appeal to my taste.

whiterosecute's Review

August 07, 2013

KathrynNC's Review

August 03, 2013
This was quick, easy, and very tasty! Served with panko-crusted cod as suggested. I felt that another ingredient or two could bump this up a notch to a five star. Might try bean sprouts as someone suggested; also thought about cucumber, carrot, and basil. Even as is I would definitely make this again.

daneanp's Review

May 14, 2013
Yum. DH was less enthused and thought it lacked something. Maybe some lightly steamed broccoli or bean sprouts next time. Very easy to prepare and very pretty on the plate.