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


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions and transfer to a large mixing bowl
  2. Whisk dressing ingredients until combined
  3. Toss together noodles and dressing in a large bowl and set aside
  4. Heat a large cast iron or non-stick skillet on high heat
  5. Brush corn cobs lightly with olive oil
  6. Char in skillet until desired color
  7. Slice corn from cob
  8. Add all vegetables to dressing and noodles
  9. Chill until ready to eat or serve immediately
  10. Perfect at room temperature or cold and makes a great leftover for lunch or dinner