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Looking for a quick and flavorful vegetarian recipe? Try this Sesame Soba Noodle Salad recipe that takes under 15 minutes to make. This simple, yet delicious dish is perfect for meal prep or your next gathering!
As the warm weather approaches, I’m all about easy and refreshing recipes that don’t keep me stuck in the kitchen for hours. So today we’re making one of my favorite dishes: Sesame Soba Noodle Salad. It’s perfect for those sunny days when you want something light, satisfying, and packed with flavor. Plus, it’s vegan and can be ready in under 15 minutes! And here’s a bonus—this salad only gets better with time, making it a fantastic option for meal prepping.
While this Sesame Soba Noodle Salad is already incredible on its own, you can easily customize it by adding your favorite protein!
For all my tofu lovers out there, grilling some tofu and tossing it into the salad will provide a boost of protein. Plus, the tofu will pair perfectly with this asian-inspired dish.
If you’re looking to add a vibrant touch to your salad, try tossing in some edamame beans. These little green gems are packed with plant-based protein and will give your salad a satisfying crunch. Plus, they bring a burst of freshness and color that complements the soba noodles and veggies perfectly.
Calling all seafood fans! Cooked shrimp is an excellent choice to take this salad to the next level. With its tender texture, shrimp adds a mouthwatering twist to each bite.
And, If you’re looking to add a hearty touch to this salad, grilled chicken is a no-fail option. It’s a protein-packed punch that transforms this salad into an even more balanced and satisfying meal, especially for those who prefer adding animal-protein to their meals.
Let’s talk about soba noodles. These thin and delicate Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour are the star of this dish. They have this wonderful nutty taste and a slightly chewy texture that pairs like a dream with the crispness of cabbage and shredded carrot. But here’s what I love most about soba noodles—they’re fantastic at soaking up flavors. That means they’ll soak up all the goodness from the sesame dressing in this recipe, making each bite explode with deliciousness.
Not only are soba noodles perfect for this salad, but they also offer endless possibilities for other dishes. You can toss them with stir-fried vegetables for a quick and satisfying meal, create a cold soba noodle salad (just like this recipe) for a picnic, or even use them as a base for a warm noodle soup. Trust me, once you discover soba noodles, you’ll find yourself reaching for them again and again!
Ready to jump into the recipe? Let’s do it…