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Asian Noodle Salad Recipe


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 small chili pepper finely chopped (remove some or all ribs and seeds if you want the dish less spicy)
  • ½ tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro zest of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • teaspoons sesame seeds about 15 medium-sized shrimp
  • 4 ounces of soba noodles uncooked
  • 3 scallions finely chopped smattering of mint leaves


  • Mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, honey, chili pepper, sesame oil, cilantro, lime zest, ginger and sesame seeds together in a bowl until well combined.
  • Transfer half of the mix into another bowl and set aside.
  • This will be the salad dressing. Peel and devein the shrimp and marinate them in the remaining half of the mix for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Cook the soba noodles according to package instructions.
  • Drain the noodles, briefly rinse them under cold water and toss them with the salad dressing. Take the shrimp out of their marinade and grill.
  • Mix the shrimp with the noodle salad. Sprinkle scallions and mint leaves on the salad and serve.