Toasted Sesame & Ginger Cold Soba Noodle Dish

July 31, 2012 by Kari Karch

Looking for a delicious, healthy meal idea on a low budget? Here is a great recipe that can be made for next to nothing.


preparation time
0 mins

cook time




1 lemon grated zest and juice

1 fresh ginger peeled, grated and cut into half-inch cubes

1 tablespoons honey (or duck sauce packets from Chinese takeout)

0.75 teaspoons cayenne pepper

0.75 teaspoons sea salt fine grain

0.25 cup rice vinegar

0.33 cup soy sauce (or use Chinese takeout packets)

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 package soba noodles (ramen works, too)

2 scallions chopped


Step 1

To make the dressing, combine the zest, ginger, honey, cayenne, and salt in a blender and process until smooth. Add the lemon juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. With the machine running, drizzle in the oil.

Step 2

Cook the soba in plenty of rapidly boiling salted water (great for use on the portable induction cook top) just until tender then drain and rinse under cold running water. Can't find soba noodles? Ramen noodles work just as well. Toss the seasoning packet in the garbage (you don't need it for this recipe) and put your Ramen noodle square in the boiling pot of salt water instead.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, combine the soba, green onions, and about 2/3 cup of the dressing and toss until well combined. Add more dressing until the dish is to your liking. Serve on a platter, garnished with the cilantro sprigs and toasted sesame seeds.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.