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Healthy and Flavor-Filled Soba Salad

Healthy and Flavor-Filled Soba Salad


  • Salt

  • 8 ounces soba noodles or whole wheat linguine or spaghetti

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or sherry vinegar

  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely grated or minced

  • 1 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated

  • 1 Fresno chili pepper or red finger chili pepper, finely chopped

  • 1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil

  • 1/4 pound cabbage, very thinly sliced

  • 1 cup shelled edamame, thawed if frozen

  • 1 small bunch scallions, very thinly sliced on an angle

  • 3 tablespoons black sesame seeds or toasted sesame seeds


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook to al dente, then drain.

Meanwhile, combine the honey, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and chili pepper in a large bowl; whisk in the oil. Add the cabbage, edamame, scallions and noodles and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.