Aug 1, 2011

Chicken Soba Salad with Ginger-Peanut Dressing

Chicken Soba Salad with Ginger-Peanut Dressing

Serves 2 generously or 4 lightly


For the salad:
5 oz [140 g] dried soba noodles
1 cup [250 ml] cooked chicken, diced
½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium carrot, julienned (about 2.5 oz [70g])
2.5 oz [70 g] broccoli florets
2 handfuls bean sprouts, thoroughly washed
2 scallions (green onions), thinly sliced
2 tbsp [30 ml] chopped peanuts
1 tbsp [15 ml] sesame seeds
Fresh coriander, chopped, to taste

For the dressing:
6 tbsp [90 ml] Japanese soy sauce
3 tbsp [45 ml] rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp [30 ml] peanut or canola oil
1 tbsp [15 ml] Asian sesame oil
1½ tbsp[22 ml] creamy peanut butter
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp [15 ml] fresh ginger, grated or finely minced
1 tsp [5 ml] sambal oelek (or 1 small red thai chili, minced)
1 tsp [5 ml] sugar


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook soba noodles according to package instructions, stirring occasionally so they don’t stick. Drain and rinse well under cold water.

Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in a small food processor or blender and mix until dressing is smooth.

In a large bowl, toss chicken with noodles, bell pepper, carrot, broccoli florets, bean sprouts, scallions and dressing. Add half the peanuts and sesame seeds and toss well. Serve in large bowls, each portion sprinkled with fresh coriander and the remaining peanuts and sesame seeds.

Recipe Credit: Adapted from Jennifer Segal, Serious Eats

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  • Yum, this looks super delicious! I definitely have to try this, it looks so fresh and tasty – perfect for summer.

  • i love soba salad and I like the idea of adding bean sprouts and all the other wonderful treats

  • I am SO making this this weekend, and will maybe tweak and post (with a link here of course ;-)
    Can’t wait to give this a try…I was just thinking about a light, asian inspired cabbage salad so maybe I will use your fabulous recipe and marry the two ideas! Lovely photo!

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  • Tried this tonight and it was great! i doubled it too.

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