This family friendly soba noodle salad is a very simple Asian side dish and oh so flavorful! It can be served either cold or hot. You can also switch up the veggies to suit the ingredients you have on hand. By making it into a Thai Soba Noodle Salad Bar each person can pick what they want making everyone happy! Top with your protein of choice and you’re all set. Got little ones in the family who are picky eaters? No problem just let them build what they want! I encourage everyone to try one of my fav super foods, edamame. Edamame may be the best-kept secret in the superfood world. Pronounced ed-ah-MAH-may, these little green beauties are immature green soybeans. You’ll find them in the frozen food section – shelled or still in their pods. Be sure and select them organic and non-GMO. I like the frozen shelled ones for this dish and also love to snack on the ones still in their pods with a touch of sea salt for an extra hit of protein after my workouts– 1 cup has a whopping 17 grams!! The best part of this whole meal is that it can be ready in about 15 minutes!!!

Power Food: Edamame

Prep. Time: 10 min. | Cook Time: 4 min. |Total Time: 14 min. | Servings: 4 |Serving Size:

Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Soy


Asian Ginger Dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar or mirin
  • 4 tsp. soy sauce, low sodium & gluten free
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce (optional)
  • ½ Tbsp. lime zest

Thai Soba Salad:

  • 12 oz. buckwheat soba noodles, cook according to the product packaging
  • ¾ cup red or yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • ¼ cup cucumber, julienned
  • ¼ cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • ¼ cup carrots, shredded
  • ¼ cup edamame
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • Kimchi to taste (optional)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. peanuts, crushed (roasted & unsalted)
  • 1 Tbsp. green onions, chopped


  • Add dressing ingredients – rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, (fish sauce) and the lime zest to a mason jar. Cap with lid, shake until mixed well, drizzle over noodles, and mix well. (Remove some noodles before putting dressing on if you have kids that prefer a non-dressing option or just soy sauce)
  • To make your breakfast bar simply put all the ingredients in bowls and each person can add their ingredients of choice. If everyone is on board for the veggies go ahead and mix those all together with the noodles and then people can just add their protein desired. Top with crushed peanuts.

Health Twists:

  • Vegan: Tofu or Tempeh
  • Pescatarian: Shrimp or Fish
  • Paleo, Keto: Chicken or Beef
  • Low Carb: Triple the Veggies & Reduce the Noodles!
  • Dairy Free: As is!
  • Gluten Free: As is!
  • Kid Friendly: Deconstruct to Protein, Veggies, Edamame
  • Fast Track: Use precut veggies and pick up pre-made proteins







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