Vegan Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad (GF + soy-free)

This is an easy and light summertime lunch or dinner full of nutrients and fresh veggies. Vegan Buckwheat Soba Noodles are filling without being heavy and I’ve added avocado, tomato, romaine lettuce, scallions, red onion and a quick and easy homemade dressing for a salad bursting with delicious taste and incredible texture. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free and soy-free.

Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad

Vegan Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad

Every summer I break out this easy Vegan Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad recipe and fall back in love with it all over again.  I save it for summertime since it is a refreshing light dish that can be served chilled or at room temperature.  Whenever I eat it I feel totally satisfied and yet not weighed down.  Buckwheat is so easy for me to digest.  And all the fresh ingredients in this dish just make me feel so good. 

Soba Noodle Salad Produce Ingredients

The crispy romaine, juicy sweet tomatoes, flavorful red onions and scallions and creamy avocado all add to the amazing texture of this dish.  And the homemade dressing totally makes it!  It comes together quickly and easily with just a whisk.  I use extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, fresh garlic, white sesame seeds, fresh lime juice, salt and pepper.  So simple and yet it offers so much flavor.  The tangy lime juice combined with the sweet maple syrup and garlic is addictive.  The sesame seeds provide a slightly nutty crunch too.  The soba noodles and veggies get coated in the dressing and the salad is ready to rock! 

Chopped Romaine Lettuce

More About Buckwheat

Buckwheat can be a little confusing at first since it has wheat in the name! This is a naturally gluten-free grain substitute, though, and it’s wonderful to use in your cooking. It’s filled with fiber and protein while also being low in fat and cholesterol. Buckwheat also has iron, manganese, calcium, copper, zinc…seriously, it’s amazing! Read more about buckwheat right here.

Buckwheat Noodle Recipe

What are Soba Noodles?

Soba noodles are most like a spaghetti noodle! They’re long and skinny, made with buckwheat, and they can be served hot or cold. Many people confuse soba noodles with udon noodles. Udon noodles are made with wheat and have a fluffy, chewy texture! Soba noodles have an earthy, savory taste that adds great variety to your favorite dishes. I love a soba noodle salad!

Vegan Soba Noodle Salad

Where to Buy Soba Noodles

Soba is the Japanese word for Buckwheat. You can find these noodles in most health food stores! Just double check that your noodles are fully gluten-free, since some companies include flour in their recipe.  I always make sure the ingredients only say 100% buckwheat flour.

Avocado Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad

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Rainbow Veggie Kebabs with Chimichurri

Grilled California Avocado Stuffed with Quinoa Mango Salad

Crispy Quinoa and California Avocado Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Sheet Pan Vegan Nachos

Cauliflower Steaks with Lemony Mashed Peas and Mint

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Soba Noodle Sesame Salad

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free and soy-free.

Vegan Sesame Soba Noodle Salad
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Vegan Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad Recipe

Vegan Buckwheat Soba Noodle Sesame Salad (gluten-free)


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This is an easy and light summertime lunch or dinner full of nutrients and fresh veggies! Vegan Buckwheat Soba Noodles are filling without being heavy and I’ve added avocado, tomato, romaine lettuce, scallions, red onion and a quick and easy homemade dressing for a salad bursting with delicious taste and incredible texture.This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free and soy-free. 


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Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 8 ounces dried 100% buckwheat soba noodles
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, each cut in half
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, chopped
  • 4 green onions, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (large stems removed)
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds, for garnish

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar (or unseasoned rice vinegar)
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed through a garlic press

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add a generous pinch of salt and the soba noodles. Most packages of buckwheat soba call for 8 minutes of cooking, but that will create gummy, mushy noodles. Start testing after 4 minutes.  Drain and rinse noodles under cool water.  Drain again.
  2. Combine the lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, green onions and red onion in a mixing bowl. Add the noodles; toss to incorporate.
  3. For the dressing: In a 1-cup measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, lime juice, maple syrup, garlic, sesame seeds, salt and pepper.  You can also place the ingredients in a small glass jar with a tight fitting lid and shake to combine.  Pour over the soba noodle salad mixture and toss to coat evenly. Taste, and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  4. Divide the salad mixture among individual bowls. Garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds. Serve right away. 
  5. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.  

  • Category: Entree

Keywords: soba noodle salad

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