Today’s post is an easy, light, and delicious dish that’s perfect for hot summer days: Super simple sesame soba noodles. Now, try saying that 10 times fast!
Summer is officially here in Philly! When the weather heats up, I crave food that is refreshing, light, and clean. These sesame soba noodles are my go-to meal all summer long. Theses noodles are super easy to make. Plus, it’s the perfect healthy lunch, cold or warm, and it leaves you feeling lean and energized.
Sesame soba noodles are super simple to make and can be whipped together in only 15 minutes!
Cold soba noodles are lightly tossed in a spicy sauce made with sesame oil, gochujang for heat, and a touch of peanut butter for creaminess.
Crisp cucumbers add freshness and an extra crunch to round out this simple but seriously addicting dish. I top it off roasted nori, crushed peanuts, and scallions for even more crunch. It’s a crowd pleaser from the very first bite!
How do you eat sesame soba noodles?
Simply pour the peanut sesame sauce over the noodles and cucumbers and gently toss together. I like my soba noodles cold, but it tastes just as good when you heat it up. These noodles make great leftovers too, so I always make extra to enjoy the next day for lunch. Sesame soba noodles are great for any meal. I love making a quick, simple dinner with these noodles by adding my favorite protein of choice – beef, chicken, or tofu.
This is my favorite simple, easy, go-to meal all summer long. These soba noodles will keep you feeling fit and light as it heats up! Try it yourself and make a little extra. I bet you’ll want seconds!
What’s your favorite quick dish for summer? I’d love to hear. 😀
- ½ cup julienned cucumbers
- ¼ cup chopped scallions, and additional for garnish
- ¼ cup crushed peanuts
- roasted nori for garnish
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1½ Tbsp soy sauce
- ½ Tbsp rice vinegar
- ½ Tbsp gochujang paste
- 1 tsp minced garlic (optional)
- 2 Tbsp of hot water to thin out
- Boil water and cook soba noodles according to package instructions. Reserve 2 Tbsp of hot water for dressing. Then, drain and thoroughly rinse soba noodles with cold water to remove starches.
- Meanwhile, julienne cucumbers, chop scallions, and crush peanuts.
- Combine all ingredients for the sauce with whisk and add reserved hot water to thin it out.
- Combine noodles with cucumbers, scallions, and peanuts. Pour dressing over and gentle toss together.
- Garnish with nori, sesame seeds, and more crushed peanuts. Enjoy!