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Delicious, light, and easy to prepare, this vegan soba noodle salad gets its tasty crunch from fresh veggies cut into matchsticks. With a bright dressing of yuzu ponzu, rice vinegar, and spicy ginger, this Japanese-inspired dish is perfect to enjoy on warm evenings, and it travels well for take-along lunches. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat and have an earthy, slightly nutty flavor that plays well with acidic sauce. 

Tip: Yuzu ponzu is a Japanese condiment made with soy sauce, vinegar, and citrusy yuzu juice. Some blends contain bonito (fish) flakes, so check the label. No yuzu ponzu? Substitute a blend of 2 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon each of tamari and lemon zest.

Soba Noodle Salad in a light blue bowl being tossed by a wooden fork and spoon

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegan yuzu ponzu, such as Marukan brand
  • 3 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 6 oz. dry soba noodles
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut red or yellow bell pepper
  • ½ of a bunch Japanese chives (garlic chives) or regular chives, cut into 2-inch pieces (1 cup)

Instructions

  1. For dressing, in a large bowl whisk together yuzu ponzu, vinegar, ginger, and ¼ cup water.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water cook noodles according to package directions, adding carrots, bell pepper, and chives the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain. Transfer noodle mixture to bowl with dressing; toss to coat.
  3. Serve warm or chilled. If noodles seem dry, toss with 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or vegetable broth before serving.

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Carolyn4 days ago
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So many of Forks Over Knives recipes contain a weird ingredient.
It would be more helpful if the would use ingredients that most cooks.had in the pantry.
Yusuf ponzu contains liquor and I doubt not available in local grocery stores.
It is so frustrating to try to make a lot of their recipes.

Christine3 days ago
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It says in the article: “Tip: Yuzu ponzu is a Japanese condiment made with soy sauce, vinegar, and citrusy yuzu juice. Some blends contain bonito (fish) flakes, so check the label. No yuzu ponzu? Substitute a blend of 2 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon each of tamari and lemon zest.

Claire4 days ago
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I completely agree. They could at least offer a reasonable substitute.

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