I need an intervention, y’all.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this salad in the last few weeks, but the 438 pounds of soba noodles I bought at the Asian market are gone. It’s that good. I’m hopelessly in love….
It’s so dang easy to make that it just feeds my addiction. I hear it calling me every second of every day. It haunts me in my sleep.
And it’s is so pretty, colorful, and festive! And summery! And crunchy! And noodley! And sesame-y!
Of course, Jennifer is the one who got me into this mess. She saw it on i am a food blog and sent it to me. Now I’m trying to make this salad in my sleep and eat it for every breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anywhere in between.
Chris is not as thrilled about it it as he was the first 178.236 times I made it. Seriously dude? Can I get some support here?
Ok. I fixed him a steak. I watched as his eyes rolled back in his head.
Happy Monday, y’all and have a fantastic week!
Adapted from i am a food blog
Cold Summer Soba Noodle and Vegetable Salad
For the Salad
- 3 bundles of soba noodles - the recipe I adapted recommends 2 bundles I did 2, then 3, but I like things noodley, so I would recommend at least 4 bundles. Up to you
- 1/4 head red cabbage thinly sliced
- 3-4 ears of corn
- 2 small or one large cucumber peeled, seeded, and chopped
- 1 orange/green or red or combination of bell peppers seeded and chopped
- 1/2 pint heirloom cherry size tomatoes halved or quartered
- 1 head romaine shredded or roughly chopped
- 4-5 green onions sliced
For the Dressing
- 2/3 cup red wine or rice wine vinegar
- 2/3 olive oil
- Dash of Sriracha - or more if you like this stuff
- 6 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook noodles according to package directions and transfer to a large mixing bowl
Whisk dressing ingredients until combined
Toss together noodles and dressing in a large bowl and set aside
Heat a large cast iron or non-stick skillet on high heat
Brush corn cobs lightly with olive oil
Char in skillet until desired color
Slice corn from cob
Add all vegetables to dressing and noodles
Chill until ready to eat or serve immediately
Perfect at room temperature or cold and makes a great leftover for lunch or dinner
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Look at all those colours! That corn looks perfect as well and this is so my kind of salad. I know not everyone likes cold noodles, but I love them.
Thanks Dannii! I love them too!
cali @ cali's cuisine
Your salad looks almost too pretty to eat. Love the colors the veggies add and I am a huge fan of sesame oil. Will have to add soba noodles to my next Asian Market trip. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Cali! I love all this colors in here too!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
This salad looks absolutely gorgeous, Rachelle! I’m loving all of the pretty colors in here. And that corn is just calling my name. What a fresh and flavorful dish!
Thanks Gayle! That corn was so awesome in here!
Heather - Butter & Burlap
I made a salad like this all last week. It. was. de. lish. I also have a mild obsession with noodles, so the more “noodle-y” it is, the better for me!
The more noodle-y the better in my opinion!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
You are nailing these salad recipes. I think I could eat this one all week long too! Love, love, love the grilled corn!
Thanks Kathy! The corn was key!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
This looks fabulous! So many colors and LOVE that roasted corn. Pinning 🙂
Thanks Medha! And thanks for the Pin!
Omg I love all the colors in this!!! It looks absolutely amazing! 😀
Thanks Anne and thanks for visiting!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
This bowl of cold summer salad looks fantastic, Rachelle! And these vibrant colors are just to die for! So refreshing, healthy and full of YUM!
Thanks Anu! I just can’t get enough!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
This salad looks beautiful, Rachelle! I love me some soba noodles especially with all those bright and gorgeous veggies and roasted corn! Yum!!! So fresh and delicious!
How can you not love the soba noodle?!?! Thanks Kelly!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
I love salads like this for summer and this one looks so pretty and colorful! I can just imagine how wonderful it tastes too. Anything with fresh sweet corn is something I want to eat!
Agreed! Fresh summer corn is the BEST!
Manali @ CookWithManali
I want to eat all that corn, yummm!!!
Sorry Manali! I ate it all! 🙂
Savita @ ChefDeHome
Rachelle, my friend, this salad looks like “summer in a bowl” I LOVE all the flavors in here! yumm!
Yesssss! Summer in a bowl is the perfect description! Thanks Savita!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert
This is most appetizing vegetable salad I’ve ever seen! I love the use of fresh corn. And soba noddles are my fave!
Thanks Jen! The noodles and corn were my favorite parts too!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
I can see why you’ve made this salad so many times! Who doesn’t love that roasted corn with all those other colorful and tasty vegetables! I can see if I get started down this path, I’m going to be making it lots too!
You have been warned! Soooo addictive! Thanks Kristi!
Dasha @ Amazingly Tasty
This is a killer recipe! Luckily for me I have all the ingredients at home, so I will make it today. And I assume that I will become an addict too :)!
Thanks Dasha! How convenient for you that you have everything handy! I hope you like it!
David @ Spiced
What a fun twist to use soba noodles in a summer chopped salad! I’ll have to give that a shot. Oh, and your grilled corn looks perfect! With corn like that, I totally understand why you’ve made it 378,985 times. Or was it 378,986? 🙂
However many times I’ve made this salad it is not enough! Thanks for the corn love! 🙂
I don’t think making too much healthy food requires an intervention, Rachelle. You’d best come to my house, where the dessert bars overflow. Then you’d get the meaning of intervention!
This looks amazing. I always want to do more with soba noodles. Now you’ve inspired me!
Oh my! Good point, Mir! Think of the trouble we could get into together! At least we would have balance, right?
Wow! I’m full from eating with my eyes! stunning stunning! LOVING THE CRUNCH AND COLOR!!!! Well done, girlfriend!!
LOL! Thanks Annie!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel
This might just be the most beautiful salad I’ve ever seen! So perfect for summer!
Thank you so much, Ashley!
Kennedy Cole| KCole's Creative Corner
Yes! Cold Veggie salads are the best I certainly love all of the beautiful colors! 🙂 Funny, I also just posted a salad similar to this! Well, great minds do come up with similar salads, am I right? LOL Thanks for sharing! 😀
That’s awesome Kennedy! Great minds do – and I’m totally headed over to your site to check out your awesome salad!
I eat the same things like every day – if you need an intervention, then I need hard core REHAB!
Haha! You crack me up, GiGi!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
OMG – face plant city! This looks seriously delish, girlfriend! The colors and flavors are AMAZING! I could eat this for EVERYTHING meal! You can go ahead and send my Chris’ portions and SOBA me up peanutbutter cup! LOVE! P.s. I have to meet Jennifer.. she seems to provide you A LOT of inspiration! Can I borrow her? 😉 ♡ Cheers, girl!
Dude. Maybe you missed the post where I said that Jennifer is a pain in my ass? LOL! I’m not sending Chris’ portions – you can come get them! 🙂 Seriously, Jennifer is a great friend, always my muse, and you would totally love her – even though she speaks the truth rather than blowing smoke up your dress! 🙂
Thao @ In Good Flavor
Sometimes too much of a good thing IS a good thing! 🙂 I can see how you are addicted to this dish. It is such a delicious summer salad.
Thanks Thao! This salad is so delicious and perfect for summer!
Vineetha @ Mint and Mimosas
This sounds so good. Lets be real, sometimes salads don’t suffice as a meal, so I like how you made this with soba noodle and a TON of veggies. The addition of roasted corn on top of all the fresh veggies sounds great!
You are soooooo right, Vineetha! This one will not leave you hungry!