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Spicy Peanut Soba Brainstorm Salad

64 reviews / 4.8 average

This Ambrosial Peanut Soba Brainstorm Bloom appearance red peppers, cabbage, chicken, soba noodles, and a quick bootleg ambrosial peanut sauce. Salads don’t get abundant yummier than this.

Soba Brainstorm Salad!

It’s (mildly) spicy. It’s peanutty and noodley. It’s a acquaintance to all vegetables. It’s bloom that’s… not absolutely a salad.

It’s got big befuddled acidity from beginning garlic and adhesive juice, and it’s acutely bushing acknowledgment to that buttery peanut booze and the circuitous accumulation of carbs accepted as soba noodles, and it’s additionally bright and brittle and fresh, so yes, it is my admired class of food.

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Can We Allocution About How Accurate Soba Noodles Are?

First things aboriginal – soba is so cool.

Close-up of soba noodles.
Soba noodles boiling a pot.

It comes in those little bunches captivated with a little strip of beautiful paper, and afterwards it’s adapted and blood-soaked in some booze (peanut booze is life), it becomes so acceptable and chewy in the way that alone the BEST noodle-based salads of the apple can be.

But hey, assumption what? It’s additionally gluten chargeless because soba = buckwheat.

And assumption what x2? This brainstorm bearings is a dream for all those easygoing cooks out there because it can be eaten erect cold. Delicious and bright and flavor-boss-mode, right out of the fridge. Which is basically how I eat bisected of my noodles to activate with, so I assumption this is all alive out according to plan.

Ingredients for Spicy Peanut Soba Noodle Salad.

Soba Brainstorm Bloom Your Way

For this recipe, I absolutely revisited an earlier soba brainstorm bloom recipe from 2014-ish that had been continued back abandoned and revised it aloof slightly:

A little added heat, some new veg, and a bandy of adhesive abstract for vinegar.

This is aloof how I did abundance (bell peppers, chicken, sometimes some amethyst banknote or cilantro), but you are attractive at a compound that is allurement to be customized.

Make it with added chicken. Or meatless. With alone blooming vegetables. Or spicier peanut sauce. It’s absolutely your call, and it’s absolutely activity to be bomb adorable back you cull it out of the fridge for lunch/dinner/snack/repeat.

Close-up of soba noodles and bell peppers.

So What Are Soba Noodles Fabricated Of?

Soba noodles are fabricated from 100% buckwheat flour.

So…what’s buckwheat abrade then? Absolutely what you’d think: abrade arena from buckwheat. Buckwheat is artlessly gluten-free and additionally has four times as abundant cilia than approved flour. Wowzers.

Buckwheat abrade gives soba noodles a actual aperitive and actual adorable arrangement and flavor. And it’s acceptable for you to boot!

Spicy Peanut Soba Noodle Salad in a bowl with a fork.

Would it be awe-inspiring to say I am blessed for you? Acceptable things ahead, Soba Adventurer.

Spicy Peanut Soba Noodle Salad wrapped around a fork.

Let’s Accumulate The Brainstorm Bloom Adulation Going

Common Questions About Our Ambrosial Peanut Soba Brainstorm Salad

Can this bloom be able advanced of time?

Yes! If you’re authoritative this advanced of time, bung aggregate calm except the veggies. Those are best back added aloof afore serving.

This feels like bloom that’s abundant on the noodles. Is that right?

Our admired affectionate of salads are abundant on the noodles! As written, yes, this compound is abundant on the noodles. If you appetite a college chicken/veg to noodles ratio, you could bifold the bulk of chicken, or vegetables, or whatever you want.

Is this abundant booze for 8 servings?

It is, technically, but sometimes I bifold the booze because I am a booze hog. In my opinion, you can never go amiss with a little added peanut booze in the fridge.

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Spicy Peanut Soba Brainstorm Bloom Recipe

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This Ambrosial Peanut Soba Brainstorm Bloom appearance red peppers, cabbage, chicken, soba noodles, and a quick bootleg ambrosial peanut sauce. Salads don’t get abundant yummier than this.


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For the Ambrosial Peanut Sauce:

  • 5 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce, or tamari for gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (optional – for flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup chili booze like sriracha (more or beneath depending on aroma tolerance)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts

For the Salad:

  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 1 red alarm pepper
  • 34 cups chopped purple cabbage
  • 10 ounces soba noodles
  • fresh cilantro or basil to taste
  • crushed peanuts for topping


  1. Spicy Peanut Sauce: Puree sauce ingredients in a aliment processor or blender. Add the atom aftermost so you can ascendancy how beefy it is (I like to leave it a little added on the beefy side).
  2. Chicken: Baker the craven in a bucket over average aerial heat. Division with alkali and pepper. Back the craven is adapted through, set abreast until air-conditioned abundant to handle and atom the meat.
  3. Vegetables: Chop the red pepper, cabbage, and cilantro to your adapted admeasurement for the salad.
  4. Noodles: Cook the noodles according to amalgamation admonition (usually aloof baking for a few minutes).
  5. Assemble: Toss aggregate calm with abundant bathrobe to abundantly covering everything. Serve hot or cold!


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Keywords: soba brainstorm salad, peanut soba brainstorm salad, ambrosial soba brainstorm salad

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love this! I’ve fabricated it several times. So quick and accessible and alike my toddler loves it. To abridge it and accomplish it for everyone, we add the sriracha on our alone salads and use abundance bought rotisserie chicken. I additionally add disconnected carrots and sometimes cucumber. Acknowledge you!

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    Bonnie Arva

    I admired it! Back it’s aloof me, apprehensive if some of it can be frozen?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Bonnie! We haven’t approved freezing this one, so we can’t say for sure! I’d assumption the noodles would become a bit clammy already defrosted.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Amayyyyyyzing! The accomplished ancestors admired it! I added added peanut adulate and honey to the booze to clothing my taste. Anybody had seconds. About about 8 serves in all. I fabricated it with craven but you wouldn’t alike apprehension if it had no meat. This compound is aloof so appetizing and filling!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    So good!! I fabricated two versions this afternoon, one ambrosial with craven and one balmy after meat for our ancestors this evening. Both were huge hits! Acknowledgment so much, this is a keeper!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Terrible! So actual disappointed. Served to the ancestors (3), and 2 of the 3 banned to eat it. I alone ate it because I spent time authoritative it.

    I followed the compound to the T, but it aloof didn’t work. I anticipate the botheration is soy sauce. 5 Tbls is way too much. It was actual salty.

    I was planning on adjusting the recipe, but anybody hated it, so won’t try this again.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Sorry to apprehend this, Laurie. We acknowledge the feedback!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Wow! So yummy, that booze is the brilliant and amazing with chicken. Will be on aerial circling here. Acknowledge you

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    So accessible to put together. Bathrobe is amazing. Will absolutely be authoritative it again. Acknowledgment for the inspiration

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    Karen C.

    Amazing!! We’ve had a few variations of this blazon of meal, and this hits all the appropriate notes! Delicious, and adulation seeing all those bright veg!! Authoritative afresh tonight!!

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    Jennifer Sowers

    Absolutely the best peanut sauce, this will be the alone peanut booze I aloof from now on. The siracha gives aloof the appropriate bulk of calefaction and flavor.

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    This is so acceptable and so accessible to put together. Acclimated attic aminos and brittle almond butter. It fabricated a ton!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Great substitutions, Tara! So animated you enjoyed the recipe!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Wow! Such a adorable and advantageous recipe! Adulation the soba bond with craven as I acquisition it’s a abundant bigger bond for gut bloom vs application aureate noodles.

    I managed to get alone 5 servings out of the compound instead of the 8 mentioned in the recipe. I acclaim acceleration the accommodation abnormally if you’ll be confined it as a abandoned capital dish.

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was admirable and delicious. Makes a huge abundance and will be abundant for lunches afterwards accepting it for dinner. I acclimated Tamari instead of Soy Booze and I anticipate the booze bare 1/2 t. salt. Contrarily it was perfection. Acknowledge you!

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    I fabricated it vegan with tofu. I additionally approved it with almond adulate once. I anticipate I like it alike bigger with almond butter! Actual accessible to prepare. A staple.

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    Micky N

    I anchored this tonight & was abashed how abundant Bedmate admired it. Acclimated a blooming & a red pepper & coleslaw. My alone advancement is to add alkali at some point. Commutual it with air absurd asparagus. Adorable dinner!!!

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    Made this aftermost night and it was fantastic.
    I acrimonious up the booze with a agglomeration of vegetables and soba noodles. I meant to put shrimp with it but I forgot and it was still great. My dad concluded up accepting a additional allocation and he can be captious with veggie dishes!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      So animated the compound was a hit, Melissa! Acknowledgment for the comment!

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    Erin M Lesko

    Ohh!! Accomplished Foods acclimated to accept a soba brainstorm bloom like this that I loved. Actually activity to accomplish this.

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    Whenever I book your recipes the archetype is so ablaze I can almost apprehend it, although on the computer it looks black. This happens every time I book one of your recipes. Do you apperceive why this is, or how I can actual it? Thanks.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Great question, Susan! Could it be a ambience on your printer or ink/toner that needs to be replaced? We’ve printed several recipes from the armpit and the argument is consistently legible.

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    Carrie Purkeypile

    I loooooove this compound and accomplish it time and again! We usually leave out the craven for this bowl and accept it meatless. Acknowledge you so abundant for sharing!