Sesame Soba Noodles

Total Time:
30 min
10 min
10 min
10 min

4 servings

  • Salt
  • 1/2 pound soba, or whole-wheat linguine or spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • One 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 2 large carrots, coarsely grated
  • 1 small bunch scallions, very thinly sliced on an angle
  • 3 tablespoons mixed black sesame seeds and toasted white sesame seeds
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the soba and cook until al dente. Drain.

  • Meanwhile, combine the honey, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and garlic in a large bowl. Whisk in the olive oil. Add the edamame, carrots, scallions and soba to the bowl and toss to combine. Garnish with the sesame seeds.

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So I have to confess I did not follow the recipe exactly.  After reading reviews I also added red bell pepper, bokchoy, and grilled chicken.  I sauteed that with garlic and poured the ingredients for the sauce over the veggies. I omitted the olive oil, and added 2 tblsp of peanut butter and chili flakes for some spice.  It is amazing though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoy watching Rachael's show and love her recipes and tips.  It does bother me that she says her recipes are done in 30 minutes.  On today's show she put her soba noodles in the boiling water and just flipped three egg foo youngs, which looked great, and went to commerical.  When we came back from commerical, the noodles were done and drained and she had a plate of at least 6 egg foo youngs done.  There is no way during that time frame all of this was done.  Let's be honest about the dinner we make and please don't say it will take 30 minutes when clearly it takes longer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it - kid loved it too. Also, we served it with poached salmon, which went with it really well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this. I cheated a bit and sliced the carrots and threw them and the green veg in with the boiling water. Then poured the sauce on I added a TBS of natural peanut butter and a pinch of chili flakes to my taste. It was so easy and ready in under 20 minutes. Will use this recipe as inspiration! My sons loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this. I made it for the family and everyone was upset when it was gone. (We do eat a lot of asian food though). I poured the dressing on hot, and the noodles soaked it up really well. I skipped the olive oil - I think that is the trick. Super oily soba is no good. I also skipped the edamame and went with bell peppers instead. I think it would be good cold, too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I added teriyaki tofu and jicama. Perfect for taking to work or to a potluck. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy to prepare and so tasty when done. Instead of using the soba, I substituted some shrimp and just cooked them in a wok with some of the sesame oil, then added them. This dish is excellent served chilled, and when my husband tried it for the first time, he said, "Honey, I think you are on to something." Of course I gave Rachael her due : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Extremely fast and delicious, I make this often during the summer. It's great topped with grilled beef or chicken. Way too much too dressing as others have said. I halve the liquid ingredients, reduce the honey a bit more and add chiles. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I normally like Rachael Ray's recipes. I think this one was user error. :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I made this, I doubled the whole recipe (but left out the soy beans and found the sesame oil flavor too over powering. So the next time I made it, I doubled everything but the sesame oil, and it turned out much better. Because I made this adjustment according to my taste, if you absolutely love the flavor of sesame oil, leave it as is. But all around a good noodle recipe, and will be making it a third time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family (including my picky eater loved it! I'm excited to have it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good and easy. I added a touch of chili oil for heat. I halved dressing ingredients, except for garlic and ginger and there was plenty of flavor. Agave is much sweeter than honey so if you don't like sweet, definitely cut that back. I also added julienned red pepper for color and crunch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was simple to put together and made a nice cold salad for a take to work lunch but I had a couple of issues with it. I substituted agave for the honey because I find it less cloyingly sweet but 1/4 cup was still a lot and I found the dressing a little too sweet for my taste. Plus there was a lot of dressing. The noodles were swimming in it and there was still a big pool of it at the bottom of the bowl. I added some red pepper strips to the veggie mix for more color and crunch. I found that the veggies really didn't combine well with the noodles, especially the edamame, and they sank to the bottom of the bowl when mixed which made it hard to serve. If I make this again, I will prepare the noodles and veggies sepearately and serve the noodles with a topping of veggies. I will also make only half the dressing and cut back on the sweetner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! I left out honey and added some cooked chicken. This is one of the first recipes that I have made that did not need extra seasoning to make it palatable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Whenever I make recipe for the first time, I follow it exactly. I did that here and found that the flavors fell a little flat. other than that it was satisfying.I think shaved radish or radish sprouts would have perked it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this! Never have tried one of Rachel's recipes before. It was so fast and easy also great in the lunch box next day. I would make this again , great side dish aswell. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful, quick meatless meal. After making this as directed, next time I will: use entire 12 oz. box of soba noodles; use just a scant 1/4 cup of honey; and add a dash of sriracha sauce. The dash of hot sauce is personal preference - this recipe is actually quite delicious as it is. My family loved it, and it will definitely be making a regular appearance! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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