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Quick and Healthy Soba Noodles with Smoked Salmon Recipe

Sunday, October 30, 2011 | Labels: , , , |

Sometimes you just want something fast, fresh and easy don't you? I love noodles although I admit that most of the time noodles don't not make the lightest meals.  Soba or buckwheat noodles are one of the exceptions, these incredibly good-for-you noodles make refreshing yet satisfying meals and are delicious dressed simply in some soy sauce and mirin.  I came up with  today's feature as I was craving for a light lunch and soba seemed like the perfect answer.  The soba was simply tossed in a savoury dressing of light soy sauce, mirin and then brightened up with some squirts of fresh lemon juice.  If you don't like smoked salmon, you can skip them and substitute with some tofu for a vegetarian dish.  As the smoked salmon is already salty, I did not add salt to the noodles and I used the soy sauce sparingly so do adjust the dressing accordingly if you decide to skip the smoked salmon.


I love cooking but sometimes easy dishes like today's feature are incredibly welcome  The only time you need to spend at the stove is for the boiling of the noodles and with minimal prepping, this dish was finished in under 15 minutes - perfect on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Serves 1


1 bundle of soba (buckwheat) noodles (usually sold in 3 bundles per package)
8 slices of smoked salmon (about 3 inches by 1 inch) but you can add more or less depending on your preference
Handful of alfalfa sprouts (substitute with 1 stalk green onion, sliced if you wish)
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)

1 1/2 tsps light soy sauce or to taste
1 tbsp mirin
1/2 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp fresh lemon juice


Firstly, boil the soba noodles according to package instructions.  Once soft, remove from heat, drain and rinse noodles with cold running water.  Drain well and set aside.

Mix the dressing together in a bowl.  Add the noodles, smoked salmon and sprouts into the bowl and toss well to mix.  Arrange noodles on serving dish and top with some toasted sesame seeds if using.  Add some squirts of fresh lemon juice right before eating.

These noodles are delicious served either warm or cold.



Yi Reservation said...

What a lovely dish! I love the texture of soba. And the smoked salmon and your dressing would add a nice touch to the noodle. Thanks for sharing!

J said...

That looks delish, Jen!

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...

Thanks J! :D

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...


Xiaolu said...

It's been forever since I've had smoked salmon and now you've really got me craving it 8)

Zo @ Two Spoons said...

Yum, love the dressing, have it with slightly golden garlic on my noodles a lot :D Had never thought to have it with smoked salmon but that sounds simply delicious! Gorgeous pictures too

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...

It's been awhile since I've had it too! hah..just had some for breakfast again :)

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...

Thanks Zo! If you like smoked salmon, I'm guessing you'll like this :)

Rosemary Mullally said...

Wonderful!   My favorite things.

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...

thanks Rosemary!

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