Soba noodles, tossed with thin strips of mango and cucumber, dressed in spicy chili soy vinaigrette! This Soba noodles Mango Salad makes for a great summer meal because it takes only a few minutes to prepare while giving you all the time to enjoy the season. And the best part is that it tastes delicious, warm or cold.
Soba Noodles Salad with mango
In our house, we love mangoes so much that ever since it arrived in the market, it’s become our almost everyday treats. And by dessert, I mean that we just cut into bite sizes and eat it plain.
Try these Mango Desserts
It is my favorite fruit and I can never get enough of it. While I like to eat it just as it is, we occasionally make luscious treats out of it. The treats are mostly sweet and then some of them are savory too, like this soba noodle with mango salad.
Tried and tasted multiple times since 2013!
I had prepared a similar soba noodle salad several years back in 2013, and had put it up on Instagram. And then I finally shared it here in 2016. Today, I decided to give it an uplift with better photos. Same recipe, same taste!
You can try the same salad using green mangoes too and that is what I use when I have shared a photo in my Instagram account several years back.
What is Soba Noodles?
Soba Noodles are Japanese buckwheat noodles, which was super thin and hence cooks in just 4 minutes. The flavor is nutty, and the color is gorgeous.
The nutty flavor of soba noodles, paired with crunchy cucumber and sweet mango, blends quite beautifully with the salty spicy tangy dressing. Every spoonful gives you a fusion of texture and a balance of smack.
Ingredients you need for this Soba Noodles Salad with mango
- Soba noodles
- sesame seeds
- chili flakes (optional)
- soya sauce
- lemon juice
The noodle takes 4 minutes to boil, and in the meantime you can prepare the sauce. The mangoes and cucumber are thinly sliced, which is then tossed with the noodles. A good sprinkle of sesame seeds and cilantro leaves is all you need at the end.
The dish comes together in less than 15 minutes!
Served hot or cold
Like most soba noodle dishes, this too can be enjoyed warm or cold. It makes a great meal to pack for a lunch box too or cook in advance and enjoy later.
- 9.5 oz/ 269 gram soba noodles
- 1 cucumber, peeled into thin strips
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and pump cut into thin strips
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon soya sauce
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon chili flakes
- 1 garlic clove grated
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds plus more for garnish
- fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped for garnish
- In a deep saucepan, heat enough water to boil the soba noodles.
- Once the water is boiling, drop the soba noodles, give it a stir and allow it to cook for 4 minutes.
- In the meantime, place a skillet on the stove, add oil along with garlic and bring it to medium high heat. Then, scatter the red onion, chili flakes, soya sauce and lemon juice. Sprinkle salt, pepper and give it a stir. Allow it to cook for about 1 minutes.
- Strain the boiled soba noodles, drop it to the pan and give a stir. Add the mango slices, cucumber slices and fresh cilantro leaves.
- Sprinkle some sesame seeds and enjoy!
- Serve warm or cold.