This refreshing and healthy soba noodle salad features crispy steamed greens & a delicious, homemade Japanese dressing. A perfect packed lunch or quick evening meal.
I have made this salad quite a few times now and I'm still amazed at how quickly the meal is ready and on the table. It's particularly quick because the noodles are cooking in the Thermomix bowl whilst the vegetables are steaming in the Varoma. The vegetables in this salad take only 3.5 minutes to steam so cooking them in the Thermomix ensures that they won't be forgotten and overcooked.
In the hot weather, we tend to eat a lot of salads so I am always trying to vary the flavours and style of salads. This salad is completely different to what I would normally prepare as it doesn't include a creamy mayonnaise or cheese and has a light Asian feel to the flavours.
Japanese Soba Noodle Salad -Stovetop Method
You could easily make this recipe on the stovetop.
- Bring a pot of water to the boil.
- Add the soba noodles and vegetables.
- Set a timer for 3.5 minutes.
- Drain the noodles and vegetables and refresh in cold water.
- Reserve in the fridge.
- Chop garlic, ginger, chilli, shallot and coriander finely.
- Add sesame oil, soy sauce, mirin and honey to a small sauce to heat.
- Add the chopped spices. Heat for 2 minutes.
- Pour the dressing over the noodles and stir through.
- Refrigerate until required.
Tips for making the perfect Soba Noodle Salad
The soba noodles and vegetables only take 3.5 minutes to cook so it's important not to overcook them.
- Attend to the noodles and vegetables as soon as the Thermomix is finished or they will continue to cook!
- Rinse the vegetable and noodles separately in a strainer under cold water.
- Remove the seeds from the chilli if you are serving the dish to children.
- Allow time for the salad to cool before serving.
This is a vegan-friendly dish. The recipe will make 4 small servings which would be suitable as a lunch dish. As an evening meal for four people, an additional component would be needed.
Vegan: Lightly fry a mix of mushrooms such as oyster, enoki and field mushroom to serve with the seasoned tofu.
Seafood: Sear a piece of salmon for each person.
Traditional: A medallion of rare cooked, eye fillet steak for each person.
Soba Noodle Salad - Thermomix & Vegan
- 10 g garlic fresh
- 10 g coriander cilantro (fresh)
- 1 red chilli mild seeds removed, quartered -optional
- 10 g ginger fresh
- 2 TBS soy sauce or Tamari
- 2 TBS mirin
- 2 TBS sesame oil
- 2 TBS honey
- 2 green shallots quartered -just the white and light green portion
- 180 g soba noodles
- 120 g snow peas Remove top and tail, cut in half
- 100 g edamame Frozen - shelled weight
- 150 g asparagus spears cut in thirds
- 1 shallot finely sliced green shallot
- 1 teaspoon black or white sesame seeds
- 180 g honey sauce marinated tofu cut in strips
- Add garlic, ginger and chilli to TM bowl. Chop 3 sec/Speed 9.
- Scrape down the bowl. Add coriander and shallots. Chop 3 sec/Speed 7.
- Scrape down the bowl. Add mirin, soy sauce, sesame oil and honey. Cook 3min/Varoma/Speed 1 (MC out).
- Pour the dressing into a jug and refrigerate until required.
Soba Noodle Salad
- Without cleaning the TM bowl and one litre of water (1000g). Heat 6 min/Varoma Speed 1.5.
- Add the soba noodles to the boiled water. Place the lid on the TM bowl and stack the deep dish of the Varoma tray onto the lid.
- Add the asparagus, edamame and snow peas to the Varoma. Cover with the Varoma lid and cook. 3.5min/Varoma/Speed 1 (Reverse Blade).
- Drain the noodles and vegetables and then rinse thoroughly under the cold water until the ingredients are cool.
- Transfer the noodles and vegetables into a serving bowl. Stir through the dressing and refrigerate until required.
- When you're ready to serve distribute the salad between four bowls and add the tofu slices, sliced shallot and sesame seeds to garnish.
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