About the recipe
This mango and sesame soba noodle salad is colourful, fresh and nutritious. The nutty flavours from the soba noodles and the sesame flavours from my quick and easy peanut sauce complement each other so well! This gluten-free and vegan salad is the perfect side dish or meal for the spring and summer.Jump to Recipe
To make this salad you will need:
- Mango gives this salad a nice sweet tropical flavour.
- Spiralized cucumbers carrots I spiralized the cucumber and the carrots so you can twist them with the soba noodles! You could also chop them in a julienne, grate them or use a vegetable peeler to create ribbons.
- Red cabbage for some crunch!
- Green onions are always a must in Asian-inspired cuisine.
- Soba noodles are Japanese buckwheat noodles. That being said, soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat noodles are gluten-free (if no wheat flour has been added to them). Soba noodles have a nutty flavour and are soft and chewy. They also contain some amount of fibre, iron and magnesium, which makes them an interesting grain to add to your pantry. They can be eaten cold, like in this salad, or added to Asian-inspired soups.
- Sesame oil to complement the nutty flavours of the soba noodles.
- Lime juice for some added freshness.
- Sesame seeds as a topping
- My quick and easy blender peanut sauce gives this salad a nice ginger flavour and spicy kick!
This salad is ready in less than 15 minutes, using the right tools. You start by cooking your soba noodles, which take about 5 minutes. Then, while they cool down, you can prep the veggies, fruits, toppings and my quick and easy blender peanut sauce.Jump to Recipe
How to store
Store this mango and sesame soba noodle salad, dressed with the peanut sauce, in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
There’s a lot you could do to personalize this recipe:
- Use other noodles such as vermicelli, ramen, konjac noodles or even spaghettini.
- Make it a meal by adding protein like crispy baked tofu, chicken or edamame.
- Add more vegetables like bell peppers, radish, daikon, bok choy, snap peas or romaine lettuce.
- Add more fruit. Mandarin oranges or clementines, pomelo or grapefruit would be a great fit in this recipe.
- Add more toppings: peanuts, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, black sesame seeds, red chilli flakes – to name a few.
Mango, sesame and soba noodles salad with peanut sauce
- 1 cup soba noodles cooked and cooled
- 2 medium carrots spiralled
- 1 medium cucumber spiralled
- 1 cup red cabbage thinly sliced
- 4 green onions sliced
- 1 mango thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- ½ lime, juiced
- Cook the soba noodles according to the packaging.
- Once cooked, drizzle with sesame oil and lime juice, and let cool in the refrigerator.
- Meanwile, chop and spiral your vegetables.
- Assemble the salad in a large bowl.
- Serve with my classic peanut sauce! (see note 1)
- Find my quick and easy peanut sauce here.