Soba Noodles Recipe with Ginger Sauce

    soba noodles in a bowl

    Perfect as a side dish or a simple entrée, this soba noodles recipe is a delicious dish to whip up in a jiffy. The noodles are coated in a sweet ginger sauce that makes the noodles absolutely irresistible.

    Soba is the Japanese term for buckwheat, and soba noodles are typically made of buckwheat flour or a combination of buckwheat flour and another wheat flour. Soba noodles are generally thin too, unlike the thicker udon noodles.

    They make a great base for a noodle salad with edamame beans and other crunchy veggies, or a side to chicken or baked fish. Teriyaki salmon, for example, would pair really well with this soba noodles recipe.

    The ginger sauce that coats these soba noodles is both sweet and slightly spicy from the chili oil and ginger, making it balanced yet bold in flavor. The best part is that you can easily store leftovers for the next day and simply reheat when you’re ready to serve; the noodles taste just as good!


    Cook time: 10 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. In a medium bowl, add all of the sauce ingredients with a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk together to combine, then let the sauce rest for about 10 minutes to let the flavors develop.
    2. Once the soba noodles are ready, add them to a large bowl. Pour the sauce over them and then add the sesame seeds. Toss to combine then taste test for seasoning. Add salt and pepper, as needed.
    3. To the cooked noodles, add the sweet scallion sauce, sesame seeds and toss the noodles to coat. Check the seasoning and adjust as necessary.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.