Soba Noodles with Peanut Dressing


I love the simplicity of this soba noodle salad: the noodles and cucumbers meld together in a peanut dressing while a handful of peanuts offers crunch.

- Serves 1 +
to taste Soba Noodles
to taste Cucumber
to taste Scallion
to taste Dry Roasted, Unsalted Peanuts
to taste Hot Sauce
6 tablespoon Peanut Butter
1 cup boiled Water
1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
to taste Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
2 teaspoon Lemon
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
to taste Sriracha
Directions HIDE IMAGES
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add Soba Noodles (to taste) and lower the heat so that the water is gently simmering — soba is a little more delicate than pasta and you don’t want the water rapidly boiling.
Boil 4 minutes or according to package instructions, drain and rinse under cold water using your hand to disperse the water evenly over the noodles.
Place the Peanut Butter (6 tablespoon) in a bowl and whisk in the Water (1 cup) until blended. Stir in Apple Cider Vinegar (4 tablespoon), Granulated Sugar (1 tablespoon), Kosher Salt (1 teaspoon), Garlic (3 clove), Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (to taste), Lemon (2 teaspoon), Sesame Oil (1 tablespoon), Sriracha (to taste), Hot Sauce (to taste). Taste.
Let the noodles dry in a colander, and, if need be, gently pat them dry with some paper towels. Meanwhile, julienne the Cucumber (to taste) on a mandoline or slice them into slivers with a knife. Chop Scallion (to taste) thinly on the bias. Coarsely chop the Dry Roasted, Unsalted Peanuts (to taste).
Place everything in large bowl. Pour some of the dressing over top. Toss. Taste and add more dressing if desired. Serve with more Sriracha or Sambal on the side.
Share Your Tips
Sergio at SideChef
Bill, the recipe calls for a cup of boiling water, but it does not specify that it should come from the noodles. Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions. 😉
Bill Barringuyen
Too much water like the previous comment said. The voice instructions say to use the hot water from the noodles but there is no mention of that in the instructions so I missed it do to making the dressing while I was waiting for the water to boil. It would be helpful to clarify that. Overall it was
Lili at SideChef
Made this for a potluck. Super easy to throw together. The dressing is great and super versatile. Perfect summer noodle salad!
Hi Svjetlana -- thank you for your feedback! It's a good tip to maybe not add all the water at once and to taste as you go. Let us know how it goes next time!
Svjetlana Atic
I tried it but the dressing came out very watery. I think the amount of water added to peanut butter is too much. Overall the taste was enjoyable. Will try again with less water.
Hi Brad! It looks like you uploaded a photo successfully 😂 Let me know if you try the recipe, don't forget to save it to your cookbook!
I was skeptical about this dish right up to the moment I tossed all the ingredients together, but it's much more than the sum of its parts; it turned out to be utterly scrumptious! I'll definitely make it again.
Corey Lowe
how long have they been soba for?
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