Warm Soba (Buckwheat Noodles) salad with soy-lime dressing

This dish’s inspiration comes from Japan. Soba noodles are an important staple of the Japanese cuisine. There is a dish in the Japanese cuisine with cold soba noodles, but for this post, I turned it more in a type of warm salad. I actually got the idea to make aΒ saladΒ with these soba noodles from Allison from the beautiful blog “Spontaneaous Tomato” (she takes amazing pictures!). She made an amazing and so yummy looking Vietnamese style soba noodle salad, which really inspired me, but I tried to stick to Japanese in this dish and I mixed in all kinds of different flavor elements of the Japanese cuisine πŸ˜‰ I hope you will like this very “fusionized” recipe, it’s very fast and easy to cook up, therefore perfect for a week-day dinner.

I was also happy to finally cook something with buckwheat again. Ever since I started my Superfood journey, buckwheat was one of my first new discoveries and while researching for recipes back then, I got to know with the lovely Amy who runs the fantastic and really informative blog “Buckwheat for your health”. It’s a great source of information about buckwheat specifically and all kinds of recipes with buckwheat. Buckwheat is definitely one of the most amazing Superfoods out there!

This dish contains following Superfoods:

  • Buckwheat
  • Tofu (soy)

Ingredients: (for 1 portion)

  • Cooked soba noodles (they tend to cook fairly quick, make sure to not overcook them)
  • 1 – 2 tbsp olive oil to sautΓ©
  • A handful of green asparagus tips
  • A handful of tofu, cut into small cubes
  • 1 portobello mushroom, cut into slices
  • 1/3 of a cucumber, cut into small slices (I used a slicer to cut it)
  • 1/2 carrot, also cut into small stripes
  • 1 tbsp pickled ginger, finely cut
  • 1 scallion, cut into fine slices
  • Dressing: 3 tbsp soy sauce, juice of 1 1/2 fresh limes, 1 tbsp sweetener (palm sugar, agave, honey, etc.)



  • In a pan, heat some olive oil, add the tofu, asparagus tips and mushrooms, sautΓ© until tender
  • In a bowl, mix the sautΓ©d vegetables and tofu with the cooked soba noodles, the cucumber, the carrot, ginger and scallions
  • Keep some of the cucumber, carrot, ginger and scallion on the side to decorate
  • Put the salad into a bowl, top with the remaining cucumber, carrot, ginger and scallinos
  • Add the dressing, as much as you need

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    • superfoodista says

      Thank you so much dear!! πŸ˜‰ Yes, it does taste really yummy! πŸ˜‰ And refreshing too with the lime…many differnet flavors πŸ˜‰ hugs & thanks so much for stopping by!

  1. coconutandberries says

    So pretty and delicious! I love soba noodles and love pickled ginger even more! It’s been annoying hard to find 100% buckwheat noodles around here lately but hopefully I’ll find them again soon.

    • superfoodista says

      Hi Emma, thanks so much for your kind words!! We like the same things πŸ˜‰ Yes, you are right about the noodles, it’s hard to find them 100% buckwheat, because the soba noodle are usually some kind of mix. hope you can find them soon!! thanks for stopping by πŸ˜‰

  2. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) says

    Thanks for the shout-out to my soba recipe! :)

    This looks lovely (I think *you* take amazing pictures!) and the dressing sounds especially refreshing and delightful.

    It’s definitely the season for warm salads, and this one sounds so hearty with the soba noodles + all the vegetables. I enjoy getting to eat all the seasonal fall and winter produce, but I hate that I tend to lapse into salad-less eating as soon as the weather gets colder—cold green leafy salads with chilled dressings just aren’t appealing when I’m shivering under a blanket, but your warm soba salad would be perfect to brighten a winter day!

    • superfoodista says

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment and kind words Allison! πŸ˜‰ Fortunately, here in Miami, in never really gets cold, so I feel like salad most of the time. But when I lived in Switzerland, I would also eat much less during the winter time – I found that then soups with lots of veggies would be a good alternative to still get all of the greens, etc. But yes, a warm salad is a good middle way too! πŸ˜‰ I was very inspired when I saw yours!! Thanks for that again! πŸ˜‰
      Thanks so much for stopping by, always love to hear your feedback! big hug, Sylvia

  3. Johnny Hepburn says

    And I’ve been looking for buckwheat when all along I could’ve been looking for soba noodles. If I can find them where I now live. I’ve just recently started using my wok so foods along these lines are a must!

    • superfoodista says

      Thank you so much Laura! πŸ˜‰ So happy you liked the recipe and feel inspired! yes, i find them really good warm, and the dressing is very refreshing πŸ˜‰ thanks again for stopping by!! have a lovely day!


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