These wildly flavorful soba noodle recipes will satisfy all your noodle cravings.
They’re chewy, nutty, comforting, and oh-so-good for slurping.
Soba noodles are Japanese and made from buckwheat flour. They’re not as popular as ramen and udon, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious!
From steaming-hot bowls of broth to cold dipping sauces, there’s plenty to become obsessed with.
Get ready to discover oodles of ways to please your taste buds with these soba noodle recipes!
1. Yakisoba Chicken
Let’s kick things off with a traditional Japanese recipe.
After all, who doesn’t love stir fry? They’re fantastic for busy bees, and Yakisoba literally means ‘fried noodles’ in Japanese.
In this recipe, Chuka soba is stir-fried in a thick, tangy sauce with a variety of colorful veggies and chicken.
This dish does have a lot of ingredients, but it’s super easy to whip up. Plus, it only takes a single skillet.
2. Sesame Soba Noodles
Keen on greens? Avocado, edamame, and watermelon radish make this recipe a fantastic way to eat more veggies.
This soba noodle salad is ideal for light weekday dinners or packed lunches.
A tangy sesame-ginger dressing coats these soba noodles making them hard to resist.
So have a napkin ready because you’ll want to slurp the whole bowl in one!
3. Mentsuyu Recipe (Cold Soba Noodle Dipping Sauce)
This is my favorite noodle dish to have on hot days. And it’s even better when there’s chilled mentsuyu sauce in the mix.
Popular in Japan, mentsuyu is served as a warm noodle soup or a dipping sauce for cold noodles.
And let me tell you, it’s super refreshing to dip cold soba noodles into.
The recipe is so simple and is ready in minutes! The trick is to use dashi powder instead of the hard-to-make dashi stock.
4. Colorful Veggie Sesame Noodles
I eat with my eyes before anything else. So, the more attention-grabbing the dish, the hungrier I get!
That’s why I love these noodles so much. That mix-match of colors is just so inviting.
I use sliced red cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, cilantro, and green onions. But you can swap things out to your tastes.
This fresh veggie noodle recipe is great for summer parties or even as a side dish.
Plus, it’s a terrific way to use up any leftover vegetables. It’s vegetarian, vegan, and easily made gluten-free.
5. Peanut Slaw with Soba Noodles
Peanuts, fresh veggies, and chewy noodles – what’s not to love?
This slaw is jam-packed with nutritious vegetables, including carrots, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.
Not only is it crunchy and satisfying, but it’s filling and full of flavor to boot.
Made with more veggies than noodles, this recipe is a great healthy meal option.
That said, you won’t be able to get enough of the glossy peanut-sesame sauce!
6. Cold Soba Noodle Salad Recipe with Sesame Lime Ginger Dressing
When the temperature is soaring, no one wants to stand next to a hot stove, right?
Luckily, this cold soba noodle salad is just what you need to cool down.
It can be made ahead of time, which is perfect for busy weeknights. Plus, it’s wonderfully refreshing and bright, so everyone will want their fair share.
7. Bok Choy & Wild Mushroom Soba Noodle Soup
In contrast, nothing beats a hot bowl of noodle soup when the weather drops.
From the hearty broth to the slippery noodles, it’s the ultimate comfort food.
This bok choy and wild mushroom soba noodle soup has a wonderful umami flavor. Seriously, you’re bound to become addicted.
Full of flavors, this healthy recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and ready in under 30 minutes. Wow!
8. Gluten-Free Mushroom Soba Noodle Stir Fry (Gluten-Free + Vegan)
When you need a speedy vegan meal, this will become your go-to. This nourishing noodle dish is ready in a flash!
I make this soba noodle stir fry with mushrooms, broccolini, sesame seeds, and green onions.
Then, a delicious four-ingredient stir fry sauce takes it to another level of yum.
9. Soba Noodle Salad
Looking for a light lunch? Say no to boring green salads and serve up this savory soba noodle salad instead!
Somedays, I can’t face a bowl full of leaves. So when that happens, I turn to soba noodles.
They’re a fantastic way to get you excited for lunch. And this fuss-free recipe can be whipped up in just 15 minutes.
10. Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles
Healthy, vibrant, and fresh, this nutrient-dense noodle dish is packed full of goodness.
Feel free to swap sugar snap peas for other seasonal vegetables like chopped bell peppers.
Of course, this veggie-filled noodle dish works well with lots of different vegetable combos. So, choose whatever you like!
11. Chili Garlic Noodles
If you love spicy food, you’ve got to try these seriously addictive chili garlic noodles.
Garlic, Sriracha, and soy sauce give this dish a wonderful aromatic flavor. And the spice level is kicked up with a teaspoon of hot chili oil.
So be warned: this stuff is hot!
If you use an Instant Pot, you can have a spicy noodle dinner ready in 20 minutes.
12. Soba Noodle Stir-fry With Mushrooms And Broccoli
Quick and easy comfort food – that’s the beauty of stir fry!
Of course, the magic of a good stir fry is its sauce. In this case, an aromatic garlic and miso dressing brings plenty of rich umami flavor.
This plant-based sensation gets even better with the more veggies you add. I like green beans and cabbage for an extra bit of crunch.
13. Spicy Pork and Soba Noodles
This spicy pork and soba noodle dinner is loaded with Thai chilis for extra heat.
The rich chicken broth uses sesame oil, Chinese cooking wine, soy sauce, and lots of aromatics.
Plus, it’s packed full of spices and herbs like scallions, garlic, onion, and Thai chili peppers.
The flavorful, browned ground pork will honestly make you drool. The smell alone is pure heaven!
14. Salmon Soba Noodle Salad
This is heaven in a bowl for seafood lovers.
Picture it: tender salmon fillets with crispy skin over soba noodles and vegetables. That’s got me drooling!
Served with a ginger dressing, this healthy salad is can’t-stop-eating-good.
The noodles are nutty, and the ginger soy-based dressing is bright and warm.
Meanwhile, the pan-seared salmon provides a nice healthy dose of omega-three. Delish!
15. Miso Soba Noodle Soup with Crispy Tofu
You’re seriously missing out if you aren’t obsessed with noodle soups like me.
You need to experience everything this flavorful miso soba noodle soup has to offer.
It’s a steaming-hot bowl of warming broth with pan-fried crispy tofu. Together they make one hearty, filling meal.
16. Jade Noodles
All the green goodness in these noodles will have you glowing from the inside out!
Called Jade Noodles because of all the green veggies, this is one healthy bowl.
A zesty sesame-ginger dressing coats asparagus, broccolini, edamame, snow peas, and spinach.
But, as always, feel free to use whatever veggies you like!
17. Lemongrass Ginger Mushroom Soup with Soba Noodles and Baby Bok Choy
Warm your soul with this lemongrass, ginger, and mushroom soup with soba noodles and baby bok choy.
I love veggie-heavy noodle soups because they fill your belly without feeling heavy.
An aromatic broth pairs with hearty umami mushrooms to make this recipe perfect for a cold, rainy day.
So, grab the soup bowls and the blankets because this comforting meal is a ten out of ten.
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