Thursday, 7 August 2014

Soba Salad

Soba is one of my family's favourite noodles and I usually make it when I am pressed for time and cannot cook a full Chinese meal with dishes and soup. 

This flavourful and easy to do Soba Salad from Gordan Ramsay was our dinner on a Sunday evening when we came home fairly late and I had to whip up something real quick. 

The mix of sauce gave the noodles and vegetables a lovely refreshing, yet light, flavours. I served this together with some sushi for a light and healthy Japanese dinner. 

Soba Salad (4 servings)
Recipe by Gordon Ramsay

  • 300g soba noodles
  • 100g kale, stalks removed, leaves shredded or torn (I used Chinese Kai Lan)
  • 150g sugarsnap peas, topped and tailed, halved lengthways (I replaced with frozen corn)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced into ribbons (use a vegetable peeler)
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 3cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1–2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1–1½ tbsp soy sauce
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 sheet of nori seaweed, finely sliced (optional)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • White sesame seeds for topping (my own addition)
  • Cook the soba noodles according to the packet instructions. When almost cooked, add the kale, sugarsnaps and carrots to the pan to blanch. Drain once the noodles are tender.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to the noodle mixture, season with a little salt and pepper, stir well and serve.
This is for Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out and Mich of Piece of Cake. 


  1. This salad looked delicious... It is one of my favorite too... 1 helping plz.. ^-*

  2. Mich, that's a very appetizing salad! Would love to have a bowl!

  3. Hi Mich, I made cold soba but didn’t add greens in it. This really a appetizing salad ... yummy and refreshing!

  4. A very delicious noodle salad..just the right one for my lunch!

  5. This looks delicious and healthy. Also has great colors.

  6. Looks very delicious! I have never tried cooking soba at home, time to change that!

  7. I like soba but not served cold :D Love the look of this salad though , so refreshing !

  8. This soba salad looks addictive, delicious recipe :D
    And most don't like it cold, but I certainly do!

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  9. Hi Mich,

    I like this nice, healthy and easy soba salad.Sounds very delicious and refreshing :D


  10. I saw this recipe some time ago, but i have never tried it!
    Your soba salad looks delicious!

  11. Hi Mich,
    I love this simple yet nice and healthy soba noodles.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. wow, damn delicious and comforting meals!!!
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  13. Ooo, this looks delicious! And so pretty, colorful, full of yummy vegetables :)

  14. Your salad looks so healthy and very delicious!

  15. A lovely tasty salad. I love all the veg you have used. It makes it a very healthy dish! Beautiful!

  16. Sounds like a brilliant easy dinner, nice fresh flavours too.

  17. i hv made something like thisbefore so i know it's delicious and love the vibrant look of your soba dish!

  18. I love soba noodle & this looks so good ! Will surely give this ago . Thanks for sharing , Mich ;)

  19. So happy seeing soba used in salad like this, which is rarely found in Japan. I enjoy all kinds of soba salad, and I'd love to try yours next time I make soba salad. Looks yummy!

  20. I saw this in his cookbook and also thought of using kailan to replace kale since kale is so expensive over here.

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