Turn to tender, flavorful soba noodles and the rich sea-flavor of seaweed to provide a uniquely bold flavor to this satisfying, hearty Soba Noodles Seaweed Salad. This healthy vegan salad features traditional Japanese soba noodles, which are made from buckwheat; when cooked, soba noodles offer a delicious base for a salad, as they are tender yet have a firm texture that holds up so well in salads. This soba noodles recipe also features seitan, a nutrient-rich plant-based protein that is part of traditional Asian foodways.
Combined with shiitake mushrooms, seaweed, cucumbers, bell peppers, and a flavorful soy vinaigrette, this soba noodles seaweed salad is brimming with umami flavors and satisfying nutrition. You can find these salad ingredients in many well-stocked supermarkets, Asian grocery stores, and online. Try dried shitake mushrooms for this recipe, which have a long shelf-life in your pantry and can be reconstituted quickly in boiling water.
Make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free soba noodles and soy sauce, and swapping seitan (which is made from wheat) to tofu. Learn more about the benefits of seaweed here.
This vegan Soba Noodles Seaweed Salad is brimming with hearty flavors and powerful nutrition by way of buckwheat soba noodles, sea vegetables, seitan and a delicious soy vinaigrette.
*May use 2 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms (or another variety) instead of dried mushrooms soaked in boiling water.
Make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free soba noodles and soy sauce, and swapping seitan (which is made from wheat) to tofu.
Keywords: vegan salad, seaweed salad, soba noodles
For other salad recipes, check out some of my favorites:
Spicy Cauliflower Salad with Cilantro
Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Peanuts and Papaya
Thai Salad with Carrots and Mint
Blood Orange Salad with Kale and Hazelnuts
Vegan Kale Caesar Salad
Swiss Chard Salad with Oranges and Citrus Vinaigrette
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