Madame Lu's tamari soba noodles with toasted sesame

This soba noodle salad recipe will forever be on rotation within your kitchen. It’s super simple and so versatile. Whip it up for lunch or bake a piece of salmon and flake it through for a healthy, balanced dinner

  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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This recipe first appeared in Food magazine.
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  • 1 packet of soba noodles
  • 1 orange carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 purple carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, deseeded and sliced
  • 1/2 bunch spring onions, white part finely sliced and tops shredded into ribbons
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
Tamari dressing
  • 1/2 cup organic tamari
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 - 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup


  • 1
    Cook the soba noodles as per the instructions on the packet, then once cooked, run under cold water until cool to touch. Set aside.
  • 2
    Make the tamari dressing (see below).
  • 3
    Combine the noodles, carrot, cucumber, spring onions slices, sliced red pepper and tamari dressing in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with the spring onion ribbons.
Tamari dressing
  • 4
    Combine the tamari, sesame oil, sesame seeds, mustard, ginger and maple syrup or honey in a medium-sized jar, and shake until well combined.