7 Cooling Recipes for Soba Noodle Salad

Kitchen-Sink Soba Noodles © Fredrika Stjarne
By F&W Editors Posted March 07, 2016

These Japanese noodles will be your summer go-to.

Make a refreshing noodle salad with earthy soba noodles. From a Thai-inspired version of peanut noodles to a fast shrimp salad, here are seven excellent ways to use cold soba noodles.

1. Cold Soba Salad with Dried Shiitake Dressing 

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This sweet and savory Japanese-style cold noodle salad is an easy dish to serve to a crowd, since it's delicious chilled or at room temperature. Use preshredded carrots in place of julienned to make it even more quickly.

2. Spring Buckwheat Noodle Salad

Food & Wine: Spring Buckwheat Noodle Salad

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British cooks Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley dress this vegetable-packed noodle salad with a deeply flavorful and tangy sun-dried tomato and Brazil nut pesto.

3. Kitchen-Sink Soba Noodles

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Star chef Susan Feniger calls this cold noodle salad "clean out the refrigerator soba" since the recipe can be made with whatever vegetables you have in your crisper.

4. Spicy Soba Noodle Salad with Thai-Style Peanut Dressing

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Thai pantry staples including red curry paste, coconut milk, chile and cilantro star in this lighter, brighter version of Chinese peanut noodles.

5. Cold Scallion-Sesame Soba Salad with Tofu

This gingery recipe combines soba noodles with diced tofu and crunchy watercress in a vinegar-and-sesame oil dressing.

6. Soba Noodle Salad with Pesto and Grilled Eggplant

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"Buckwheat and basil actually work really well together," chef Bill Kim says about this unlikely match-up of Japanese and Mediterranean flavors.

7. Shrimp and Soba Noodle Salad

This fast salad can easily be made ahead of time.

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