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The perfect vegetarian entree for wasabi lovers, this salad is packed full of steamed vegetables, Japanese noodles and a soy-wasabi dressing.

Soba Salad with Soy-Wasabi Vinaigrette

Photo updated May 2012




We are meat eaters here in our house. Pretty much every meal has some sort of meat in it, and we rarely eat vegetarian. I love vegetables, but somehow, I never really feel like it’s really a meal without meat. But I’ve been trying to throw in a vegetarian entree every once in awhile, not only to mix things up a bit, but because it’s usually cheaper, and really – lots of vegetarian meals are pretty good for you.

I was immediately drawn to this recipe when I first saw it. I love Asian flavors, and my husband is a total wasabi addict. It’s so funny, because he can’t take the spice from chilies, but he could eat tons of wasabi! I’m almost the opposite – I’m a lot more sensitive to wasabi than I am to chilies.

This salad was so good. In fact, I actually made it about 3 months ago, and I still think about it. (I think it’s time to make it again!!) The vegetables go perfectly with the Asian flavors, and the wasabi gives it a nice kick. In fact, if you are sensitive to wasabi, you might even want to cut back on it just a bit – there were many times I felt my nose burn if I breathed in while I was eating this!

This is one that would make the vegetarians and meat eaters both happy!

Soba Salad with Soy-Wasabi Vinaigrette

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Soba Salad with Soy-Wasabi Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Soba Salad with Soy-Wasabi Vinaigrette

The perfect vegetarian entree for wasabi lovers, this salad is packed full of steamed vegetables, Japanese noodles and a soy-wasabi dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 ounces Japanese curly noodles (chucka soba), uncooked
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 4 ounces snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 ounces baby carrots, quartered lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon prepared wasabi paste
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes

Instructions

  1. Prepare garlic; let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well.
  3. Steam edamame, peas, and carrots 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge vegetables into ice water; drain.
  4. Combine garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, oil, and wasabi in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add pasta, vegetable mixture, and radishes; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

Notes

http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/soba-salad-with-soy-wasabi-vinaigrette/

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13 Responses to Soba Salad with Soy-Wasabi Vinaigrette

  1. Kim says:

    It looks beautiful on the plate! What a pretty recipe. It always makes me feel so good after I eat something like that. Healthy and beautiful!

  2. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Nice vegetarian dish! I love meat, but never it any during the week…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. kat says:

    It sounds great but I'd definitely have to cut back on the wasabi!

  4. Barbara says:

    Love soba noodles and edamame. This has to be a perfect recipe for me! Light on the wasabi though.

  5. Abby says:

    I love Asian salads, too, but I usually lay off the wasabi because I can't take it hardly at all!

  6. Paula says:

    Mmm … soba! I enjoy just about every asian inspired noodle salad, and this one fits the bill. I love that sliced radish in there. :-)

  7. eatme_delicious says:

    This looks awesome and simple! I'm sure I'd love it. I can take the heat of wasabi but not so much chilies too! I think because with wasabi it hits you then it's gone. With chilies it lasts and lasts and burns forever.

  8. Cynthia says:

    How are you? Your blog has not been showing up as being updated in my reader :( but I just decided to click through and what do you know, your blog is alive and well.

  9. Katerina says:

    I really like soba noodles, but I haven't tried the curly kind. Yum!

  10. noodles says:

    This is pretty good! Although I added too much garlic.

  11. Sophie says:

    Wasabi does have a good kick. This is such a beautiful dish! Lovely photo.

  12. Chef E says:

    You reminded me I have to get to the market and buy some soy beans, we love them, and it took me a while to get the hang of vegetarian twice a week sometimes a soup only seasoned with meat broth worked…

  13. crazybeautifulteaching says:

    This looks delicious! I have been experimenting with these noodles and cannot wait to try this!

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