Soba Noodles with Mango, Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing

Soba Noodle With Mango Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing | Playful Cooking

Soba noodles, tossed with thin strips of mango and cucumber, dressed in spicy chili soy vinaigrette! It 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 Noodle With Mango Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing | Playful Cooking

Soba Noodle With Mango Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing | Playful Cooking

In our house, we love mangoes so much that ever since it arrived in the market, it’s become our almost everyday dessert. And by dessert, I mean that we just cut into bite sizes and eat it plain. Our little boy loves it in his morning oats too. 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 salad.

Soba Noodle With Mango Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing | Playful Cooking

Soba Noodle With Mango Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing | Playful Cooking

I had prepared a similar soba noodle salad three years back and had put it up on Instagram. Several people had asked me to share the recipe but somehow, I got caught up in life and the salad never appeared here. When folks from Kitchen Aid India mentioned Mango as this month’s theme, I instantly thought of that salad and gave it a go. In my previous version of the salad, I had used raw mangoes and it was quite tangy and refreshing. But this time, I just wanted to try the same with ripe mangoes and I must say, it tastes way better!

Soba Noodle With Mango Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing | Playful Cooking

Soba Noodle With Mango Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing | Playful Cooking

Finding soba noodles out here is a little difficult. It’s not as common as egg noodles. Thanks to stores like Godrej Nature’s Basket, we can fulfill our cravings anytime!

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.

Soba Noodle With Mango Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing | Playful Cooking

Soba Noodles with Mango, Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 250- 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
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds plus more for garnish
  • fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a deep saucepan, heat enough water to boil the soba noodles.
  2. Once the water is boiling, drop the soba noodles, give it a stir and allow it cook for 3 minutes.
  3. In the mean time, place the KitchenAid Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 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 2 minutes.
  4. Strain the boiled soba noodles, drop it to the pan and give a stir.
  5. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and chopped fresh cilantro leaves on top.
  6. Serve warm or cold.

Soba Noodle With Mango Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing | Playful Cooking

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  • Rosa
    Rosa
    July 15, 2016 at 5:54 AM

    The kind of noodle dish I love to make and eat. So scrumptious and beautifully photographed.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Janani Rakesh Kumar
    Janani Rakesh Kumar
    July 15, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    I love noodles! and I’m definitely trying this out! lovely recipe and beautifully captured kankana! loved all the shots!

  • dixya
    dixya
    July 15, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    soba is my favorite noodle as it can be enjoyed hot or cold. im loving the use of mangoes here..i got a case of mangoes but waiting for it to get ripe.

  • Anindya
    Anindya
    July 15, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    I love the simplicity of the recipes and the great quality of pictures . Great work Kankana

  • angiesrecipes
    angiesrecipes
    July 16, 2016 at 6:59 AM

    So appetizing and delicious! Awesome photography as always!

  • Kimberly/TheLittlePl
    Kimberly/TheLittlePl
    July 16, 2016 at 11:47 AM

    I love everything about this.
    Pinned!

  • Celeste
    Celeste
    July 19, 2016 at 8:25 AM

    Love the combination in this salad and it looks beautiful.

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci
    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    July 19, 2016 at 11:33 PM

    I love soba noodles, this is the perfect summery meal!