Soba Noodle Salad
So not that long ago, me and my friends, (following the rules set by the government), we had a Japanese themed day. We had Japanese snacks, drinks and sometimes music too. But we also enjoyed making different popular foods from their culture and the regions in Japan.
Among the many of the yummy delights we made was a Soba Noodle Salad. It was really easy and quick to make. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat and can be served hot or cold, we decided to serve our delicious salad cold. Excellent thing about soba noodles is that they are Vegan & Vegetarian friendly therefore are a nice alternative to Ramen noodles. They are also a good source of magnesium and fibre.
So, I will stop ranting on and give you the recipe for the:
Soba Noodle Salad
- 250g Soba noodle
- 150g Edamame beans
- 1/4 Cucumber, julienned. ( I had to google what ‘julienned’ meant. Here is a useful video: Cooking Tips: How To Julienne Cucumbers )
- 1/4 Red Cabbage shredded finely
- 1 Grated Carrot
- 3 Spring Onions sliced on an angle
For the dressing:
- 1tbsp Neutral oil like sunflower or olive oil.
- 3tbsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp crushed red peppers
- 3 tbsp runny honey
- 3 tbsp dark sweet soy sauce
You start with making the dressing. Combine the vegetable oil, sesame oil, and the crushed peppers into a small saucepan. Then, over a medium heat, whisk and infuse this mix together.
Add the honey and soy sauce. Whisk together until the honey is dissolved. Set aside to cool. Now prepare the vegetables!
If you have already prepared the vegetables before you started cooking, well done on being organised haha! If not do not worry, you have time to do it now while the sauce is cooling down.
Once you have prepared the veg, you need to boil the soba noodles in a big pan for 4 – 5 minutes, then rinse them under cold water to remove starch and it stops them overcooking
Once the noodles are cooled and no longer dripping, add the vegetables you prepared earlier and then mix in the beautiful sauce. I would recommend serving immediately so that your vegetables do not go soggy as a result from the sauce.
And that’s it! Very easy to make and so refreshing too. Perfect for a nice summers lunch with the family, or even just for yourself. I know personally I could have eaten the entire lot!
Let me know if you tried making it yourself!