Soba Noodle Salad with Smoked Tofu

soba noodle salad green plate

This soba noodle salad is full of goodness and I love how it practically screams “green”. It’s refreshing and has lots of texture and crunch thanks to all the fresh (and sometimes lightly blanched) green vegetables. The smoked tofu, toasted sesame oil and soy sauce give the salad some depth and umami flavour while the lime juice gives it some zing.

This salad makes the perfect healthy and easy weekday lunch but works just as well as a low-effort dinner on a warm summer evening. It’s made within 15 minutes and requires only one pot. Personally, I like to use the smoked tofu as is, without cooking it. However, if you’re not a fan of raw tofu, feel free to fry the tofu with a drizzle of neutral oil before adding it to the salad.

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I hope you enjoy making and eating this soba noodle salad. Please let me know how you go and don’t forget to share your creations with me on Instagram @nothangryanymore. I love seeing them!

Annick

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soba noodle salad green plate

Soba Noodle Salad with Smoked Tofu

Annick
A delicious, healthy and refreshing salad that's perfect for an easy, low-effort lunch.
5 from 4 votes

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine modern, vegan
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 1 broccoli
  • 150 g snow peas
  • 1 green capsicum
  • 250 g smoked tofu
  • 270 g soba noodles

Dressing

  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbso soy sauce

Toppings

  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Bring a pot of water to the boil.
  • Cut the broccoli into bite-sized florets and trim the snow peas.
  • Once the water is boiling, add the soba noodles and cook them according to the package instructions. Add the broccoli florets to the boiling water 1.5 minutes before the soba noodles are done, followed by the snow peas which need no more than 60 seconds to blanch.
  • Now drain off the water and rinse the soba noodles, broccoli and snow peas under cold running water, or even dunk them into an ice-water bath. This stops them from continuing to cook when removed from the heat, ensuring that the vegetables keep their colour and crunch. Once cool, add them to your salad or serving bowl.
  • Cut the capsicum and tofu into bite-sized pieces. Add them to the salad bowl.
  • For the dressing, combine the juice from 1 lime with the soy sauce and sesame oil in a small dish before pouring this dressing over the salad. Mix everything until combined.
  • To serve, add the dressed soba noodle salad onto your dish and top it with sesame seeds and thinly sliced spring onion.
Keyword broccoli, scrambled tofu, sesame, smoked tofu, snow peas, soba noodles, soy sauce
Nutrition Facts
Soba Noodle Salad with Smoked Tofu
Amount Per Serving (270 g)
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 85
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.46g15%
Saturated Fat 1.4g9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 999mg43%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 62.8g21%
Fiber 3.8g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 18.7g37%
Vitamin A 1201IU24%
Vitamin C 57.8mg70%
Calcium 334mg33%
Iron 7.15mg40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    We love eating salads and are always looking for new salad recipes especially during summer! I can definitely see this salad on our weekly menu – easy to make, healthy and packed with greens!

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