Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette

This easy and flavorful Asian-inspired soba noodle salad is perfect with any veggies you have on hand and can be served cold, warm or at room temperature.

Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette - The Lemon BowlDo you love Asian food as much as I do? I grew up eating dim sum, Vietnamese food, sushi and Thai and it has forever impacted how I feed my family – for the better! When P.F. Chang’s recently invited me to create an Asian inspired recipe celebrating their new Summer Seasonal menu, I couldn’t wait to get started. Asian ingredients such as cilantro, lime juice and Thai basil are not only full of flavor but they are naturally healthy and often low calorie which is why you see them appear on The Lemon Bowl frequently.

Fresh Rolls with Shrimp and Honey Lime Slaw - The Lemon BowlFrom Fresh Rolls with Shrimp and Honey Lime Slaw to Szechuan Green Beans and Ground Turkey to Shrimp Pho – Vietnamese Noodle Soup and everything in between, I would gladly eat Asian food any day of the week.

To celebrate their new menu, P.F. Chang’s is hosting a Flavors of the Season Sweepstakes where winners are selected daily throughout the month of July to win a $50.00 gift card to P.F. Chang’s. But wait, it gets better. One grand prize winner will be chosen to win a $500.00 P.F. Chang’s gift card!! If you win, can I join you for dinner? I’ve been craving Heirloom Tomato and Thai Basil salad on their new menu..yum.

Thai Basil Salad - The Lemon BowlMy Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette features three of the new summer seasonal ingredients: green beans, carrots and lime. To give this salad a major flavor boost I made a vinaigrette packed with fresh ginger, sesame oil and a hint of heat from sombal oelek, a Thai chili paste. If you wish to keep the salad mild, just skip it.  Want to use asparagus instead of green beans or red pepper slices instead of carrot? Go right ahead. Let the season (and your taste buds) guide you.

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5.0 from 3 reviews
Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette
 
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Soba noodles and vegetables are coated in a flavorful sesame ginger soy vinaigrette that is perfect served warm, room temperature or cold.
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce - low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon sambal oelek - optional
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salty water to boil and add soba noodles. Cook according to package instructions adding the green beans 2 minutes before the end of cooking time.
  2. Drain noodles and green beans in a strainer and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process. (This keeps the beans bright green.)
  3. In the bottom of a medium bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette: lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, sesame oil and sambal oelek.
  4. Add the soba noodles and green beans to the bowl with the vinaigrette along with the grated carrot, scallions and black roasted sesame seeds. Toss well to coat and season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 328 Fat: 8.5 g Saturated fat: 1 g Unsaturated fat: 7.5 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 57 g Sugar: 7.7 g Sodium: 32 mg Fiber: 6.6 g Protein: 9.5 g Cholesterol: 1 mg

Disclaimer: P.F. Chang’s compensated me for my time to develop this recipe. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own. 

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth says

    This looks fantastic — and thanks for calling our attention to PF Chang’s summer menu. I loved the video on their website describing the process of creating fresh, seasonal offerings. Awesome guys with a great sense of style and personality –

  2. Chelly says

    This looks delicious!

    Silly/weird question: I am cooking dinner for my meat eating new beau and was thinking this soba noodle salad, fresh spring rolls, and something?!
    What do you recommend as the something? I don’t eat meat, but would like to have something for the carnivore – preferably something were I can either eat around the meat or make a meatless version.
    Any suggestions that go with the asian theme menu?

    • Liz DellaCroce says

      Hmm…well one idea is edamame. My husband LOVES it and it’s packed with protein. Otherwise, perhaps a wonton soup with store-bought frozen dumplings? Hope that helps!

  3. P says

    Very good! Made it tonight. I used Siracha sauce and sweet peas instead and it turned out amazing! Thank you for this recipe! I will definitely make it again.

  4. Ashley says

    This was AMAZING!!!! It was so fresh, refreshing, and the flavors are beautiful! I doubled the recipe and added shrimp to make it an entree for my family. Love it. Will be a regular dinner!

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