Zesty noodle salad

Zesty noodle salad


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About this recipe: This delicious salad is made by tossing soba noodles, carrots, coriander and peanuts with a dressing made from sesame oil, rice vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, sugar, garlic and crushed chillies.

Christiana Heins

Serves: 8 

  • 425g dried soba noodles
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 75ml rice vinegar
  • 75ml soy sauce
  • 1 lime, zest only
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons crushed chillies or to taste
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 4 tablespoons coarsely chopped salted peanuts
  • 25g fresh coriander, chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

  1. In a large saucepan, cook soba noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse noodles with cold water and set aside.
  2. Pour into a large bowl the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and lime juice. Mix in lime zest, dark brown soft sugar, garlic and crushed chillies; stir until sugar dissolves. Toss in carrots, peanuts and coriander .
  3. Cut noodles into 7.5cm lengths. Stir into dressing mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  4. Toss salad again before serving. If dry, splash with soy sauce and vinegar. Serve cold.


If your local supermarket doesn't stock soba noodles, you will find them in Chinese/Oriental speciality stores.

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