Quick Dinner_ How To Make Cold Soba Noodles

I've been making these Cold Soba Noodles for years and they always attract new fans (even ones that are gluten-free). How good are they? Just ask some of my family and friends who make them all the time (or at least that's what they tell me). When my husband and I first started dating I think I made them weekly if not more. I can't say if they're the reason why he married me, but now that I've got kids and need to keep a few ready-to-eat dishes in the fridge at all times, these noodles are usually always on hand.

Cold Soba Noodles are beyond easy to make, perfect for a party (especially when you need to bring a dish big enough to serve a crowd), and I guarantee they'll be quite popular dish with both the younger and older sets alike!

Image by Maren Caruso

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Suzy H.

    Recipe looks great! My kitchen \"helpers\" are just as active. Love the video, it gets my kids excited to try it and help cook.

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  • Lauren

    Yum. Lots of my favorite things in there!

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  • Deena Wahlin

    Your website looks awesome! I have been following you since before my 3 year old daughter was born.
    My daughter too gets excited when she see's the video's and loves to help me make the dish. She also says your kiddos are \"so funny, mommy!\" Thanks for posting! Can't wait to try!

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  • Kelly G

    My kids just watched this with me and we decided to make them tonight! We have all the ingredients already. Yum!!

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  • Jen

    My family doesn't like mayonnaise. Is there an alternative you can suggest?

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    • Catherine

      You could use tofu instead!

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  • Ora

    Love the video! I'm going to make and take Cold Soba Noodles to the next church pot-luck.

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  • Elissa

    Looks delicious. I'm going to run home and make it tonight :)

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  • Ruth

    cute video, and the recipe looks yummy! Definitely on the \"try-out\" list!

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  • Kirstin

    OMG...I could just eat Kenya up! Love the enthusiasm.

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  • Carrie

    What can I use in place of the tofu?

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    • Catherine

      The tofu is just a topping suggestion! You can leave it out all together if you'd like.

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  • Elva

    My girls are allergic to nuts. Can you suggest something other than peanut butter or almond butter?

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    • Catherine

      Sunflower seed butter! Tastes and acts just like peanut butter!

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  • Janine

    My son is allergic to sesame, so I would have to use something other than sesame oil. Is sesame oil used simply for flavoring? What would you recommend as a substitution?

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    • Catherine

      It adds tons of flavor! You can absolutely leave it out, though!

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  • McCourt

    LOVE soba noodles! Had these in Japan a lot. I can not find buckwheat soba where I live, where did you find yours (I'm in Calif)?

    THANK YOU!!!! LOVE your website and your recipes! You are so fun to watch!

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    • Catherine

      Whole Foods or Gelson's!

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  • Jane

    Making this tonight! I have a 16oz package of Soba noodles but not sure how much you use, was that the same size as your brand? Love love your site!

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    • Catherine

      I used a 9.5 ounce package! I've updated the written recipe here: http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2009/01/04/cold-soba-noodles/

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  • Andree

    I have a soy intolerance. Can you recommend an alternative protein that would work cold? Would love to keep the dish vegetarian.

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    • Catherine

      You can leave out the tofu altogether and increase the veggies! I'm not sure what else you could use in place of the tofu that would be the same texture.

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