clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon heart heart icon heart solid heart solid icon

Soba Noodle Salad

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Japanese


This vibrant Soba Noodle Salad recipe is chock full of colorful bell peppers and a light peanut soy sauce. It’s a perfect summer salad!


  • 8 ounces of soba noodles
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • Lime juice from 1/2 lime
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 green scallions, thinly sliced
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Cook soba noodles according to package directions. Drain well and let cool. Place noodles in a large bowl. In a small bowl whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, ginger, peanut butter, rice wine vinegar, honey, lime juice, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Pour sauce over noodles and toss well to coat. Toss in peppers, scallions, cilantro and sesame seeds. Serve cold or at room temperature.


  • If you want to make this gluten-free, simply substitute the soy sauce for gluten-free soy sauce.
  • If you can’t find soba noodles, try using spaghetti noodles instead. It will taste very similar.
  • Try adding different proteins to this soba noodle salad, like tofu, chicken or shrimp. It’s super delicious and filling!
  • You’re going to want a lot of dressing since the noodles will soak up quite a bit.
  • To toast the sesame seeds: Place in a skillet on the stove over medium heat and dry toast it until light brown. Don’t overcook.

Keywords: noodle salad, soba noodles, Japanese food