Soba Noodle Salad with Edamame

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This soba noodle salad with edamame and spicy miso sauce is packed with plant-based protein, colorful veggies and savory flavor. Enjoy hot or cold!

I’ve always loved soba noodles. I’m not sure if it’s the texture or taste (or both!) but I’ve always been a fan. They’re a Japanese noodle made from buckwheat. Buckwheat noodles have more fiber and protein than traditional white pasta and have a delicious nutty flavor. Some soba noodles are made with a combination of buckwheat and wheat flour so if you’re gluten-free, be sure to look for soba noodles made from 100% buckwheat flour! 

Plate with soba noodle salad made with veggies.

This soba noodle salad recipe can be eaten hot or cold. I like to enjoy it hot the first time around and then eat the leftovers cold! I’m all about ease at this point. 😉 

How to Cook Soba Noodles

Soba noodles are super easy to make but they’re slightly different than normal pasta noodles! The main things you need to know are: don’t salt the water and don’t overcook! The end result will be a slimy, goopy mess. No thank you! Cook the noodles according to package directions and then drain and rinse with cold water to remove the excess starch. 

Spicy Miso Dressing

The dressing recipe randomly came together by adding a bunch of ingredients to my Vitamix that I knew would go well together and also enhance the flavor of the soba noodles.

Ginger & Garlic – the gold standard ingredients for asian noodle bowls in my opinion. You can’t go wrong with either of these!

Spice – I used sambal oelek, a chili paste, to add spice to this dish. It’s similar to Sriracha but I tend to use Sriracha more as a condiment and sambal oelek in the dish as I’m cooking. If you’re not into spicy foods, simply leave this out or just use a little bit. 

Miso – If miso is new to you, get ready to love it! It is a fermented soybean paste that has a ton of benefits and adds a nice depth of flavor to recipes. You’ll find it in the refrigerated section of most health food stores. 

Bowl of soba noodle salad made with veggies and topped with sesame seeds.

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If you make this soba noodle salad, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

Soba Noodle Salad

5 from 10 votes
This soba noodle salad with edamame and spicy miso sauce is packed with plant-based protein, colorful veggies and savory flavor. Enjoy hot or cold!
Bowl of soba noodle salad, with red pepper, broccoli, edamame, and purple cabbage, and topped with sesame seeds.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup red cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 2 small crowns, or 1 medium-large crown of broccoli, broken into small florets
  • 1 8 oz. package of soba noodles
  • 1 16 oz. package of frozen shelled edamame
  • sesame seeds or Gomasio, to taste

Spicy Miso Sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3 Tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon white miso
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2-1 Tablespoon sambal oelek, or other crushed chili paste
  • 2 teaspoons bragg's liquid aminos, or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water, to thin

Instructions
 

  • Prep red bell pepper, red cabbage and broccoli by washing and chopping it.
  • Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a blender, blend and then set aside.
  • Begin cooking soba noodles according to package directions in a large pot. When you have about 5 minutes left, add the shelled edamame to the pot of cooking noodles. Place noodles and edamame in a colander and rinse with warm water, drain and place back into the pot. Add red cabbage on top of noodles.
  • While noodles (and edamame) are cooking, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add red pepper and broccoli to pan; sauté 6-10 minutes or until tender.
  • Once the veggies are cooked to your liking, add them to the pot with the noodles, edamame and cabbage. Pour sauce over the mixture. Mix well to make sure the sauce gets distributed evenly. It's a little difficult to stir the noodles, but it's totally possible -- just keep mixing.
  • Serve in plates or bowls, making sure to get a good mixture of noodles, edamame and veggies on each. Top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds or Gomasio. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 recipe Calories: 338kcal Carbohydrates: 56g Protein: 17g Fat: 7g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 7g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soba noodle salad

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    32 comments
    1. raju
      September 23, 2021 AT 12:19 am

      5 stars
      Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 23, 2021 AT 10:41 am

        Woo!! This makes me so happy to hear. So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Raju! Thanks so much for the review :).

    2. Giftbasketworldwide
      September 21, 2021 AT 12:40 am

      Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

    3. Japanese Soba
      July 28, 2020 AT 5:31 am

      This soba noodle salad with edamame and spicy miso sauce is packed with plant-based protein, colorful veggies and savory flavor. Enjoy hot or cold!

    4. Megan Roth
      June 2, 2020 AT 5:38 pm

      5 stars
      This is an excellent recipe! Definitely one I plan to keep and repeat

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 2, 2020 AT 6:17 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Megan! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    5. Soba Noodles
      May 16, 2020 AT 4:47 am

      Greatly appreciated, very well-articulated and the detail is superb. I’m very pleased to learn such brilliant piece of article. soba is a traditional noodle dish in Japan and is considered to represent Japanese cuisine along with sushi and tempura.

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