Korean-Inspired Cold Noodle Salad


I’ve been on a fit of trying to use things up lately.  Today’s target was some CSA produce and buckwheat noodles.  I made this awesome noodle salad which was just perfect for the current heat wave.  Serves 2.


200 grams thin buckwheet noodles
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 medium cucumber, sliced
1 carrot, diced
a handful of radishes, sliced
1 green onion, sliced


2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
crushed red pepper flakes, to taste


Sesame seeds
sriracha sauce
hoisin sauce (make sure it’s vegan)

Put water to boil in medium pan.  In meantime, prepare all vegetables.  If you’d like to make this a complete meal, consider adding tempeh.  In a large glass bowl, mix dressing ingredients until sugar dissolves.

In the meantime, add noodles to boiling water with 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Cook 4-5 minutes.  Drain noodles and rinse with cold water, stiring thoroughly so noodles don’t stick.

Add cooked noodles to dressing, toss.  Serve into bowls, top with vegetables and other toppings to taste.  Makes for good make-your-own dinner.


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