Yummy Noodles

We celebrated Cam’s Birthday yesterday with an evening picnic in the back yard. Cam chose what he wanted to eat which was a Soba noodle salad, or as he calls it, “Yummy Noodles”. This is a delicious and healthy salad, that is filling and tasty, so very satisfying. Soba noodles are a Japanese buckwheat and wheat noodle. You can buy them dried, in a packet like spaghetti from the supermarket and if you are lucky can also find them fresh. There are wheat free/gluten free versions of soba too. I will follow with a recipe, but as it is something I just make, the quantities are just a guess, so feel free to be flexible with ingredients and measurements!

Soba Noodle Salad

1 packet of Soda Noodles

1 large sweet potato

3 spring onions

1 ripe avocado

1 lime

a few sprigs fresh coriander

1 inch of fresh ginger (we love ginger so we use a lot)

2 tbsp  raw honey

2 tbsp white sesame seeds

3 tbsp peanut oil

2 tbsp sesame oil

1/4 cup soy sauce


Peel and cut sweet potato into small cubes. Place in baking tin with the peanut oil and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Bake 15-20 minutes on 400˚ until sweet potato is cooked. While the sweet potato is cooking, prepare other ingredients to make the dressing.  In a large bowl add chopped spring onion, grated fresh ginger, sesame oil, honey and soy sauce. Next Cook the soba noodles as packet directions suggest. Once cooked, drain and run under cold water and set aside. Meanwhile in another small bowl, cube avocado and squeeze the fresh lime over it to coat it completely. This is for flavor, but also to keep avocado from turning brown. Once sweet potato is cooked, add it to the dressing and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh coriander. The dressing will act like a marinade and soak into the hot sweet potato. Now add the soba noodles. Stir until the sweet potato and noodles are well coated with the dressing. Add the lime avocado pieces last and combine gently. And there you have Soba noodle salad! A delicious salad that is good a day old too. We enjoyed ours with Reeds Ginger Brew. Yummy Noodles!

3 thoughts on “Yummy Noodles

  1. Oh YUM! This sounds so delicious! I have been eagerly checking your blog for updates lately so was so pleased when I jumped on late tonight for bed to find not 1 but 3 updates. Yay! Love you xxx

  2. Well I have made this again (maybe for the 3rd time) – celebrating the warmer weather in London – and it was lovely. Can’t believe you posted it so long ago! I do enjoy your recipes.

  3. Hi Kate – so glad you enjoy the yummy noodle recipe! We will be having it on the weekend. I have a few other recipes I plan on posting soon…they take so much effort to put to paper.Thanks for commenting! K xo

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