Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

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Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing RecipeSoba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing Recipe

Call all noodle lovers! If pasta salad is your carb of choice, look no further than this light, refreshing and seriously flavor-packed Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing.

Let’s skip straight past the salad portion of this and get down to what really make this recipe a winner: the homemade peanut dressing.

Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing Recipe

It’s creamy, it’s savory, it’s slightly sweet and a touch sour. It coats the soba noodles and veggies without weighing them down. And best of all, you can make this soba noodle salad a meal-in-a-bowl by simply tossing in some shredded rotisserie chicken.

Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing Recipe

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Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing Recipe

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Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing Recipe

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Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

Whip up a refreshing side dish with this easy recipe for soba noodle salad loaded with veggies and tossed with homemade peanut dressing.
Author: Kelly Senyei
4.50 from 2 votes
Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing RecipeSoba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 servings


For the salad:

  • 12 ounces soba noodles, uncooked
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • Crushed peanuts, for garnishing
  • Cilantro, for garnishing

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic


Make the salad:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the soba noodles and cook until al dente according to package instructions. Drain the noodles and reserve ¼ cup of the hot water.
  • Add the noodles to a large bowl then add the cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers. 

Make the dressing:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, honey, garlic and the reserved hot water until creamy. 
  • Add the dressing to the bowl with the noodles and toss to combine. 
  • Garnish the salad with crushed peanuts and cilantro (optional) and serve warm, chilled or at room temp.
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Calories: 572kcal, Carbohydrates: 91g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 1317mg, Potassium: 573mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 3515IU, Vitamin C: 43.2mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 3.4mg


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  1. This is looking delicious; noodle as a salad. This is unique. Can I replace peanut butter with anything? I don’t like its taste.