Cold Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce and Chicken

I love Asian food, yes I do. I love Asian food, how 'bout you?! Y'all, this dish from Salt and Lavender is so incredibly tasty and easy. I made it for the first time this week and have already marked it as a go-to weeknight 'cipe. It's flavorful, delicious, and so simple to put together. I added chicken for protein, but shrimp would be just as good. 

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Cold Soba Noodles by Salt and Lavender


  • 6.4 ounces soba noodles (I used half a package, anything around 6 oz. will work)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon (or to taste) chopped chives or scallions
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

For Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (or to taste)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Cook the soba noodles according to package directions. Rinse them under cold water, make sure they're well drained, then allow them to cool while you prep the other ingredients. 
  2. Prep the remaining ingredients and add them to a large bowl, and whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. 
  3. Toss the noodles and other ingredients with the dressing until everything is coated (I found it easiest to do this with tongs). 
  4. Serve immediately or chill for later. Recipe keeps in the fridge for a few days.
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