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recipe: soba noodle salad

It’s a boring Tuesday. Let’s start off with a recipe!soba_noodle_salad__DSC0044I’m so excited to have an actual kitchen, a table, and plates again that I had to get cooking last night. Well, semi-cooking, because this salad is actually served cold.soba_noodle_salad__DSC0047First, you cook up some soba noodles, tofu, and edamame. Then, leave it all to cool and go do something else… like run!IMG_3427I was hoping to cover closer to six miles, but felt terrible at mile 3 and called it quits. Some days you got it, some days you don’t!IMG_3429Anyways, back to the recipe. Then, you mix up some Asian-style dressing, and mix everything together. Serve atop some lettuce, and top off with roasted peanuts! Plus sriracha and cilantro of course.soba_noodle_salad__DSC0046Anthony and I had our doubts whether this would actually turn out well (Asian cooking isn’t really my strong suit) but were super impressed with how delicious this was.

Here’s the recipe!

Soba Noodle Tofu Salad (serves 5) (inspired by The Lemon Bowl)

  • 8 oz soba noodles
  • 2 blocks of tofu
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 heaping handfuls of mixed green lettuce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon sriracha


Cook soba noodles; toss in shelled edamame too. Rinse both with cold water, strain, and let cool. Meanwhile, fry tofu in vegetable oil on the stove (or a skillet!) on medium-high until edges are brown and crispy. Let cool.

Mix lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, sesame oil, and sriracha together. Toss together in a large bowl with noodles, tofu, edamame, sesame seeds, and cilantro.

Serve atop a bed of lettuce and top with peanuts, more cilantro, and more sriracha! soba_noodle_salad__DSC0047Best served on a real table in a real home with a real fork :) Have a great day!

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5 thoughts on “recipe: soba noodle salad

  1. YUM! I love cold noodles when they are coated in peanut butter sauce. That is one of my favorite recipes, this one looks great too though! I have been really sore on each of my runs back so far….just to start with, but once I warm up I feel okay. Hopefully just stiffness. Thanks for sharing!

    • yeah, i considered throwing some peanut butter in the sauce, but wasn’t sure whether it would get too clumpy! so went with plain peanuts instead :)

  2. Hope you feel better!
    I had a bad run today. I wanted to go out 3.5 and back 3.5, but at the halfway point (aka the farthest point from my house), my knee started hurting and I walked/ran back.

  3. The last bad run I had was last week on National Running day of all days! I went to a running meet up and the group was going to do 3 miles, some were going to do 5 and others 7. So I thought, hey I will do the 7 right? Well it was 92 degrees and I lasted 3 miles and nearly threw up. It was like 7:00 in the evening but it was just too humid/ hot and actually none of the other runners did more than 3, which made me feel better about myself. And then after that, I went and got mint chocolate chip ice cream!! :)

  4. Confession: I don’t think I’ve ever tried tofu. I think it’s the texture that freaks me out- I’m not really a big fan of souffles, custards, or anything that’s eggy/mushy.

    This looks like a really yummy and easy way to try it though!! And if I wimp out there’s always chicken :)