Cold Soba Salad with Crisp Vegetables
Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto
YieldsServes 12Total Time30 mins
The gentle, nutty flavor of soba noodles, which are made with buckwheat flour, complements the fresh crunch of vegetables in this cold side salad.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Cook soba as package directs. Drain, cool, and pat dry with towels.

Step 2
2

Mix soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar in a small bowl.

Step 3
3

Combine noodles and vegetables in a large serving bowl. Pour half the dressing over noodles, tossing well to coat. Serve with remaining dressing on the side.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1-cup serving without extra dressing.

Ingredients

 8 ounces dried soba noodles
 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
 2 tablespoons mirin
 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
 1 teaspoon sugar
 1 English cucumber, halved and sliced
 1 medium carrot, cut into 2-in. matchsticks
 1 chunk daikon (about 6 oz.), cut into 2-in. matchsticks
 1 red bell pepper, halved and sliced thinly
 1 yellow bell pepper, halved and sliced thinly
 4 green onions, sliced diagonally

Directions

Step 1
1

Cook soba as package directs. Drain, cool, and pat dry with towels.

Step 2
2

Mix soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar in a small bowl.

Step 3
3

Combine noodles and vegetables in a large serving bowl. Pour half the dressing over noodles, tossing well to coat. Serve with remaining dressing on the side.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1-cup serving without extra dressing.

Cold Soba Salad with Crisp Vegetables