Soba Noodles with Julienned Vegetables

    3 hours

    Japanese soba (buckwheat) noodles are marinated in tamari, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, sugar and chilli oil, then tossed with carrots and red capsicum cut into long, thin matchsticks (julienned) for a delicious cold salad.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 x 250g packets soba noodles
    • 4 tablespoons tamari or dark soya sauce
    • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli oil
    • 1 red capsicum, cut into matchsticks
    • 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
    • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr30min  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. In a large stockpot, cook noodles in boiling salted water until al dente. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
    2. In a small bowl, mix together 3 tablespoons of the tamari, 3 tablespoons of the sesame oil, vinegar, sugar and chilli oil.
    3. Using tongs, toss noodles with tamari dressing to coat well. Marinate in a covered bowl for 2 hours, or up to 24 hours, tossing occasionally.
    4. Bring marinated noodles to room temperature. Mix remaining 1 tablespoon of tamari and sesame oil and pour over the noodles. At least half hour before serving stir in red capsicum, 2/3 of the spring onions and 1/2 the carrots.
    5. To serve, mound the noodle salad on a serving platter and garnish with the remaining spring onions and carrots.

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    I think its SooOoO important that everyone follows the recipe. If you substitute the main ingredient in this recipe which is the SOBA noodles with reg. Spaghetti noodles, you are making a totally diff. dish. I think people should follow the recipe the 1st time around and tweak if they wish the second time around. Its not fair to the person submitting the recipe to get low ranks if you dont follow their recipe.Specially like using a completly different noodles. Soba is a gray buckwheat noodle that has a very different taste then rice noodles or reg spagehtti noodles.  -  02 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    In a word: yum! This is an excellent recipe. I love soba noodles, and here their wonderful flavor and texture is enhanced by the delicious marinade. Carrots and red bell peppers add crunch, and the green onions are the perfect finishing touch. I made a batch of this salad last Sunday and took it to school with me for lunch four days in a row, and as the week went on, the flavors melded further and became even richer and tastier. Not only is this delicious, it's quite healthy, too. An all-around winner... I will definitely make this again.  -  23 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I went to Trader Joe's and purchased Soba noodles and did not know what to do with them. So, I went to this web site and typed in soba noodles and this showed up. Well, I made it for my lunch the next day and really enjoyed it. I will make this again.  -  30 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)