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RECIPE: Cold Soba Noodles with Green Veggies and Ginger Dressing 

Japanese recipe: Cold Soba Noodles with Green Veggies and Ginger Dressing 

The perfect combination of Asian style stir fry veggies and tofu served on a bed of cold soba noodles.

Servings: 2


  • 200g extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 100g green beans
  • 100g broccoli
  • 100g asparagus
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ¼ tbsp black pepper
  • 200g soba noodles (we recommend using 100% Soba Noodles or Luxury Matcha Soba)
  • Oil for frying

For the Ginger Dressing

  • 3 tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce*
  • ½ tbsp rice vinegar*
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil (or olive oil)
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder


  1. Wrap the tofu in paper towel and let it rest for about 15 mins to remove excess water. Cut into bite-size cubes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the cubes of tofu and stir fry for 4-5 mins, but before they turn golden brown.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok on high heat and add the crushed garlic. Fry for 1 mins while making sure it doesn’t burn.
  5. Reduce the heat and add the green beans, broccoli and asparagus. Cook until the vegetables are tender and slightly golden brown. Add the salt and black pepper, cook for 1 more minute, turn off the heat and set aside.
  6. Cook the soba noodles as per the directions on the package. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  7. Serve the noodles in a bowl mixed with the tofu, cooked vegetables and dressing. 

*Available in our Creative Beginnings: Redefining “Wa” Care Package


  • Hi Debbie! Thank you for your comment. The salt and pepper will definitely help to season this recipe but can also be a matter of taste. We would recommend trying it with these measurements and then adjusting if necessary to suit your preference!

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  • The ingredients list 1/2 tbsp salt and 1/4 tbsp pepper. I’m wondering if this is correct … I thought it would be too much salt and pepper. I used way less salt & pepper cooking the veggies. It turned out very good but I thought something was missing. I was wondering if I was supposed to use that much salt & pepper so as to season the noodles when mixing the whole thing together.

  • Hi Caitlin! Thank you for trying our recipe. So happy to hear how much you enjoyed it. Cold noodles on a hot summer day are so refreshing!

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  • Made this a few days ago and its so good! I love zaru soba for the hot summer so this was a level up for me. Definitely need to get a ginger grater, chopped ginger isn’t the same.

    Caitlin D.

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