Cold Soba Noodle Salad

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

It’s time to shock my body back into health. I usually do it with a Reset Button Salad but last week I was shooting & styling a recipe for One Potato and I turned their cold soba noodle salad into epic leftovers. I shared it on my Instagram stories and people asked for the recipe so I recreated it just for you.  I added fresh arugula, cilantro avocados, slivered almonds to the mixture of soba noodles, peppers, snap peas, green onions, and sesame seeds. Emphasis on the arugula and cilantro. That’s what made it more salad than noodle and that’s the way I like my noodle salads.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

That’s a lot in one bowl, huh?

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

I’ve been eating this for lunches this week and had it for once dinner. Every time I go in for another serving, I add a splash of lime juice and some fresh avocado and whatever arugula I have left in the fridge. This is exactly what I need as we head into the Summer and I contemplate wearing a bathing suit (in public).

Ingredients are gathered. So much goodness in there. SEE??

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

The dressing comes together real quick.

It’s just a citrus ponzu   (my new favorite thing) with oil and garlic.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Whisked.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Chop therapy.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Toss the vegetables in the salad.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Cook the soba. Throw the snap peas in at the last minute. Just a quick bath in hot water. I do it so it takes off the bite. My husband prefers his snap peas snappy. So if you like it snappy, omit this step.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Drain noodles in cold water. Put in an ice bath to chill. Drain.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Start mixing it allll together.

Add arugula.

Add cilantro.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Add avocado.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Enhance with toppers.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Squeeze of lime for good measure. Dig in.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

I need to remember how much I love this salad and I feel like I don’t know what to eat.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

More salad than noodles.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

Just the way I like it.

Add hot sauce if you please!

Cold Soba Noodle Salad

serves 4

for the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup citrus ponzu sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • pinch kosher salt

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.

for the salad:

  • 8oz. soba noodles
  • 2 cups snap peas, cut into thirds
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions chopped, both white & green parts
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1 heaping cup chopped cilantro

for serving

  • toasted sesame seeds
  • fresh lime
  • toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 avocado, cut in slices, for serving

Cook the soba noodles according to the package. In the last minute of cooking time add the snap peas. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add noodles to an ice bath to chill and then drain.

Toss the red peppers and green onions in the bowl of dressing. Add the noodles, snap peas, almonds, sesame seeds, arugula and cilantro. Toss until well combined.

Serve cold with sesame seeds, fresh limes and toasted slivered almonds.

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  • Rachel

    I am heading back to work soon and this looks like the perfect lunch option! I’m not a huge arugula fan, do you think spinach would work as a sub?

  • Andria Sheridan

    I have been feeling so off and kind of bored with my regular summer staples. This checks all the boxes. You have done it again Tracey!! Thanks for pulling me out of my rut in the tastiest manner. I owe you one.

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  • lisahoopz

    Hi – this looks so good, I am making it now. However, I can’t see the green onions in the ingredients list – shall I just add to taste? x

    • Tracy

      I put two! If you’re ever lost, look at up at the photo of the ingredients 😉

  • lisahoopz

    HI again – I can’t see avocados in the ingredients list either. I’m going with two medium sized ones?xx

  • Sara

    Tracy, this was SO GOOD! We made it tonight for dinner and it is a new fave. THANK YOU! I love your blog so much. Happy Father’s Day to Casey. 🙂

  • Rachel

    I really enjoyed the combination of flavors and textures here, which included some of favorites like snow peas and peppers. Plus it’s an easy way to get a bunch of veggies in one sitting. Great summer salad that’s different than my usual fare. Plus it keeps nicely for a few days without getting wilty or soggy.

  • Byanca

    We are having a very Shutterbean week here! We had your salmon noodle salad this weekend (which is a family favorite over here), my husband requested your Mediterranean pasta salad for lunch, I made this soba salad for my own lunches and we are having your beet poke bowls tomorrow!!
    I truly love this salad. I never bought ponzu sauce and I’m so glad I did! It’s so good, I will definetly be adding it to other dishes now.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration 🙂

    • Tracy

      I’m so glad you’re into the ponzu too! It’s really a game changer. It makes me happy to know that you’re having a shutterbean week! much love!

  • Christa

    This is wonderful, we’ll make it again for sure!

  • Whitney

    I’ve made this twice now and it’s SO delicious! Thank you!

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