A delicious cold noodle salad with a tangy tamari – lime dressing.  This is perfect for packed lunches but can be served hot as a speedy evening meal. Add some protein to this salad to make it more substantial – pan fried tofu or edamame beans would be a great addition

Soba Noodle Salad with Tamari Sesame Dressing


Difficulty – Easy

Time – 15 minutes preparation, 6 minutes cooking

Serves 4

What’s good about it?

Buckwheat noodles are rich in fibre and protein. They also provide plenty of manganese and B vitamins to support energy levels.



  1. Cook the noodles according to the instructions – generally they should only take 3-4 minutes. Drain the noodles and refresh under a cold tap. Place in a bowl and toss just a little of the sesame oil in the noodles to prevent them sticking.
  2. Blanch the beans and drain. Cook the peas for a minute then drain.
  3. Mix all the dressing ingredients together and adjust the sweetness according to taste.
  4. Add the beans, peas and spring onion to the noodles and toss well. Pour over the dressing and toss well.
  5. Scatter with sesame seeds and serve.

Did You Know?

Instead of buckwheat noodles you could use rice noodles. To make it lower carb use courgette noodles instead.


200 g buckwheat noodles (check they 100% GF)

100g green beans

100g frozen peas

2 carrots, spiralised or finely shredded

1 spring onion, sliced thinly

1tbsp sesame seeds

Tamari Lime Dressing

Juice and zest of 1 lime

2tbsp tamari soy sauce

1tbsp maple syrup

1tbsp toasted sesame oil

1tsp grated ginger