Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

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.

I love a good pasta salad, and that doesn’t have to mean the Italian dressed salad that usually first comes to mind. Noodle salads are extremely versatile and are a great way to use up any veggies you have left in your fridge! My Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette can be served either hot or cold, and is a great option for make ahead lunches, or for entertaining!

Ingredients:

  • For the salad: soba noodles, green beans, grated carrot, scallions (green onions), and black roasted sesame seeds.
  • For the vinaigrette: lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, grated ginger, sesame oil, and chili paste (optional for a kick of heat).

How to Make Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette

Adding green beans to soba noodles

Start your soba noodle salad by cooking your soba noodles in salted water. Add the cut green beans for the last couple of minutes.

Straining pasta and green beans

Then strain the noodles and green beans, making sure you rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process and keep the green beans from overcooking. Set aside.

Stirring in soy sauce

Then in a medium to large measuring cup, add the soy sauce and lime juice.

Adding lime juice

Next add the sesame oil.

Grating ginger

Then use a microplane to grate fresh ginger into the vinaigrette.

Adding sugar to sauce

Then add the sugar.

Adding chili paste

Finish with the chili paste. If you don’t like spicy food, you can skip this step.

Whisking vinaigrette

Whisk the vinaigrette together until the sugar has fully dissolved.

Adding fresh scallions

Then in a large bowl, put in your noodles, green beans, grated carrots, and chopped scallions.

Pouring sauce over noodle salad

Pour the sesame ginger soy vinaigrette over the top of the noodle salad.

Tossing soba noodle salad

Toss well until evenly coated, seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.

Forkful of soba noodle salad.

Finish your soba noodle salad with the black roasted sesame seeds before serving either hot or cold, whatever you prefer!

Change It Up

  • Make it gluten-free. Soba noodles are already gluten free, so just make sure your soy sauce is gluten free (like tamari brand), and this dish is celiac friendly!
  • Switch up the veggies. Instead of green beans, use broccoli or asparagus! Or add them all together.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are soba noodles fattening?

No. Soba noodles are lower in carbs than typical pasta, and very low in fat while being a good source of fiber.

Is soba better hot or cold?

Soba is just as good served hot as it is cold. It’s all about your personal preference, or even the weather or temperature outside!

How do you store leftover soba noodles?

Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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I’ve enjoyed my Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette both hot and cold, and either way, it’s a great way to get my family to eat a filling, nutritious meal. Let me know how your family likes it in a comment!

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Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette

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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.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

Noodles

  • 8 ounces Japanese soba noodles
  • 2 cups green beans (trimmed and cut in 2 in. pieces)
  • 1 medium carrot (grated)
  • ½ cup scallions (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons black roasted sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add soba noodles. Cook according to package instructions adding the green beans 2 minutes before the end of cooking time.
  • Drain noodles and green beans in a strainer and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process. (This keeps the beans bright green.)
  • In the bottom of a medium bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette: lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, sesame oil, and sambal oelek (chili paste).
  • 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

Calories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 9.5gFat: 8.5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7.5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 32mgFiber: 6.6gSugar: 7.7g

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58 responses to “Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette”

  1. Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King Avatar
    Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King

    This looks wonderful! I love Asian food- especially soba noodles (is it weird I find them totally different than plain ‘ole spaghetti?). I can’t it to try this!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I totally agree – they are totally different!

  2. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch Avatar
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    This looks really great! Love ginger!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Me too!! I buy so much every week!!

  3. Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer Avatar
    Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer

    Delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I totally agree Sandy!!

  4. Chelly Avatar
    Chelly

    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?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      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!

  5. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Avatar
    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    It is never too hot to boil up some noodles! I grew up eating Asian take out. I love the flavors here. Such a great recipe!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I agree!! Thanks Stefanie!

  6. Elizabeth Avatar
    Elizabeth

    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 —

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I can’t wait to try it myself, Elizabeth!

  7. Cassie | Bake Your Day Avatar
    Cassie | Bake Your Day

    These flavors are my FAVORITE! I love the soba noodles too, I need to cook with those more often!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I know. I go in spurts but love them for cold noodle dishes in the summer months.

  8. addie | culicurious Avatar
    addie | culicurious

    Oh gah, all of your asian recipes look so delicious! :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You are too sweet – thank you Addie!!

  9. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking Avatar
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    This looks so delicious, fresh and enticing, Liz! What a great summer meal! I love how easy it is, too.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You’re too sweet – thanks Georgia!!

  10. Carolyn Avatar
    Carolyn

    Looks wonderful! I want to apply the same flavours to some zucchini noodles, I think that would work well! Pinned…

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      That’s an AWESOME idea!!!

  11. Julia Avatar
    Julia

    I love eating cold noodle salads! This looks delicious and I am totally trying it.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So do I!! Pasta is my friend!

  12. Jeanette Avatar
    Jeanette

    Liz, I love soba noodle salads and eat them throughout the summer. Love your dressing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Same here – they are the perfect warm weather pasta!!

  13. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl Avatar
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    Loving how fresh these noodles look, I could go for some right now!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much – they were so flavorful!

  14. dixya| food, pleasure, and health Avatar
    dixya| food, pleasure, and health

    I made something very similar and I love it absolutely. Adding ginger is a great idea.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Ginger is one of my favorites..I add to smoothies and even fruit crisps! Enjoy!

  15. Sally Tews Avatar
    Sally Tews

    YUM

  16. Margeaux Avatar
    Margeaux

    Yum yum yum, Liz! I already have a list of your recipes to try out – but I’m adding this one for sure.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh good I hope you enjoy it Margeaux!!

  17. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    This salad has my name written all over it! Pass me a fork, yo!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It totally does!! Extra ginger nub for you!

  18. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles Avatar
    Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles

    Mmmmm…I’m lovin’ this, Liz! All those flavors in a bowl of noodles, fabulous!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I am all about bowls of noodles this pregnancy!! :)

  19. steph@stephsbitebybite Avatar
    steph@stephsbitebybite

    YUM!! I would attempt to eat this with chopsticks and after 2 seconds I’d have to trade to a fork.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      LOL I love that!! Me too. ;)

  20. Aggie Avatar
    Aggie

    I can eat noodle salad like this every day!! Looks so fresh. Love it!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Same here sista!!

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