Kale & Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

Kale and Sesame Soba Noodle Salad Recipe - SavvyMom

Noodle Salad? Yes!

We love pasta as much as the next person. But sometimes (especially at the start of a new year when we are trying really, really hard to stick to our healthy eating resolutions) we try to lighten things up a little and cook something that we KNOW is healthy, but that will still give us that much-needed comforting hug. Enter our new favourite salad recipe — this super healthy and super tasty buckwheat soba noodle and kale salad.

Packed with wintery veggies (think kale, shitake mushrooms, and red peppers), sprinkled with fresh coriander and toasted sesame seeds and tossed in a (shhh. store-bought!) sesame teriyaki sauce, this noodle dish is our latest obsession. Why buckwheat you ask? Soba noodles are much like spaghetti, but have a strong and nutty flavour that stands up incredibly well to the hearty veggies and Asian-flavours found in this recipe. Also, soba noodles have many added health benefits not found in your typical pasta. They are high in fiber, pack 6 to 8 grams of high-quality protein per serving, and are chock-full of b-vitamins and other minerals, including iron, calcium, zinc, potassium, and phosphorous.

Our only other advice? Make a big batch. It’ll not only cover you for tomorrow night’s dinner, but it’s the perfect packed lunch.


Serves 4

Kale & Sesame Soba Noodle Salad Recipe

You’ll Need

  • 1 package soba noodles
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 4 cups roughly chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup store-bought sesame teriyaki marinade
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • a handful of coriander leaves, washed and chopped

Prep and Cook

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil
    Add soba noodles and cook according to package directions, until al dente (about 5 to 7 minutes usually)
    Drain and rinse under cold water
    Let drain well
  • In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat
    Add red pepper and mushrooms and stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes
    Add kale and continue to stir fry for another minute
    Pour in sauce and bring to a boil
    Continue to stir veggies and sauce until hot and veggies are tender and bring in colour
    Add soba noodles and toss well to incorporate everything
    Sprinkle with green onion sesame seeds
    Using tongs, divide noodles and veggies between 4 bowls
    Sprinkle with more sesame seeds and cilantro leaves
    Serve immediately


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