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Tofu Soba Noodle Salad

  • Author: Rachael Hooper
  • Yield: about 5 servings 1x


Soba noodles are dressed in a sweet sauce and served with fresh vegetables, peanuts, and tofu.



The sauce

  • See the link above.

The salad

  • 400g (14 oz) firm tofu
  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 250g (9 oz) soba noodles
  • 2 spring onions (scallions), chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper (capsicum), julienned
  • 15cm (6?) piece English (garden) cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and julienned
  • 250g (about 1/2 lb) mung bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts for garnish


  1. Using the smaller quantity given for each ingredient to start with, combine ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of water if required (depending on thickness the tamarind paste). Adjust the ingredient ratios to suit your own tastes, depending on whether you like it sweeter or tangier. Set aside.
  2. Press tofu dry between sheets of paper towel then cut into bite-sized pieces. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet and fry the tofu until crisp and brown, a few minutes on each side – do this in batches if necessary. Remove from heat and spread on paper towel to drain and cool a little. They will become chewy as they cool.
  3. Boil the noodles as per the directions on the packet – they are better to be a little undercooked. When done, drain, rinse with cold water, drain again well and toss in a large bowl with the sauce.
  4. Combine the noodles, tofu and vegetables and refrigerate until well chilled.
  5. Sprinkle with peanuts before serving.
  • Category: Main, Side
  • Cuisine: Fusion
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