5 from 2 votes
Nutty Soba Noodle Salad on a plate
Crazy Delicious Nutty Soba Noodle Salad with Crispy Tempeh
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
An easy vegan nutty soba noodle salad that is crazy delicious, and is perfect for dinner on a hot evening. Any leftovers are also great for tucking into the lunchbox.
Servings: 4
Calories: 721 kcal
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas
For the dressing
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons tamari
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • Juice of 2 limes
For the salad
  • 250 g (9 oz) soba noodles
  • 250 g (9 oz) seasoned tempeh cut into 1.5cm cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 large carrot peeled and julienned
  • 1 small cucumber julienned
  • A handful of snow peas julienned
  • 2 spring onions sliced
  • 80 g (1/2 cup) coriander/cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • 40 g (1/4 cup) roasted peanuts chopped
  • 1 red chilli sliced
To make the dressing
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. The dressing will appear quite thick, and can be thinned with a little hot water if preferred.

  2. Set the dressing aside.

To make the salad
  1. Cook the soba noodles according to the packet instructions*
  2. Drain the noodles and rinse with cold water. 

  3. Place the noodles in a bowl of cold water to prevent them sticking together and set aside whilst preparing the vegetables & tempeh.

  4. Heat the coconut oil in a fry pan and fry the tempeh until browned on all sides and crispy. Set the tempeh aside.

  5. Drain the noodles and place them in a large bowl.

  6. Add the dressing and mix well to distribute the dressing through the noodles. 

  7. Add the vegetables, chopped coriander, and crispy tempeh to the bowl. 

  8. Toss the noodles gently to mix in the vegetables and tempeh, and to coat the vegetables with the dressing. I like to use my hands for this as I find it the best way to mix it together.

  9. Transfer the salad to a serving platter.

  10. Scatter over the peanuts and sliced chilli.

  11. Serve.
Recipe Notes

*Every single packet of soba noodles I have bought has had different cooking instructions on it. I assume this is related to the percentage of wheat flour in the noodles. Follow the instructions on the back of the packet for best results.

Nutrition Facts
Crazy Delicious Nutty Soba Noodle Salad with Crispy Tempeh
Amount Per Serving
Calories 721 Calories from Fat 341
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.9g 58%
Sodium 1038.8mg 43%
Total Carbohydrates 77.3g 26%
Sugars 12.9g
Protein 33.1g 66%
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.