25-Minute Thai Peanut Soba Noodle Salad - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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I’m such a fan of Asian flavors you guys. If I didn’t try to keep things interesting here I’d probably just end up sharing stir-fry recipes and sushi every single day. As it is, I think I share quite a few recipes with those flavors.

This recipe is one that you might be familiar. Or, maybe it’s something you’ve never heard of and it sounds super intriguing to you. I know I did when I first heard of something like this. First of all, can we just take a second to acknowledge the double standards within cultures when it comes to food. For example, who decided that pancakes and waffles are for breakfast? I mean, sometimes I want salad for breakfast and waffles for dessert. Who makes these standards?

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When I was living in Chile I took a pasta salad to a gathering one time. It was so funny because the Chilean woman couldn’t understand that it was supposed to be served cold. In fact, they took it back into their kitchen to heat it up and serve it hot. I think my point is that we all need to stop freaking out about foods we think are strange when some cultures eat bugs, ya know? I’m just saying it could be worse than cold pasta.

That said, this recipe can absolutely be served warm if you want. It’s just great cold too. I think the main reason I love it cold is for convenience sake. Especially during the hot months. It’s a great meal to prep ahead and I think the soba noodles are even better for this than other pastas because they hold their texture longer.

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Anyway, as you probably already gathered from the title, this takes about 25 minutes to make and is so simple. Now I usually like to use fresh produce in my recipes as much as possible. However, in keeping with my recent mood, I’ve been trying to simplify things as much as possible and it really doesn’t get easier than frozen stir-fry veggies.

So if you make this I’d love to know what you think. Did you try it hot, cold, upsides down?

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25-Minute Thai Peanut Soba Noodle Salad

Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings

A quick and easy thai noodle salad that's perfect for Summer picnics and meal preps.


1 (8 ounce) package soba noodles
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon chili garlic paste
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables, thawed
1 (8 ounce) bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1 medium zucchini, ribboned
sesame seeds for topping (optional)


Boil the soba noodles according to package instructions.
While the noodles boil, stir together the ingredients for the sauce in a medium mixing bowl until smooth. Add the frozen veggies, edamame, and zucchini to bowl and set aside.
Once the noodles are done, drain them and add them, hot, to the bowl with the veggies. Toss everything together gently. Serve now or store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy.

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This looks delicious! It seems to be a complex recipe that would probably take me a few times making it to get it just right.

@treyball It might seem that way but it's actually quite easy. I know you can do it. 😆

Definitely looks so delicious, tasty, so yum-yum. Sprinkling toasted sesame seeds makes it more interesting. I guess, I would experiment with adding some steamed corn and decorate with parsley, gonna recreate it in my kitchen.

@cryptofairy That sounds great. I hope you enjoy it. 😀

Yes you right. Who makes the standards. On holiday in a hotel I start with soup then the rest and end with soup as dessert. I like it this way . So I make my own standard. Why not!

@fsfblender Haha, that's what I'm saying. 👍😀

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@gringalicious I have never eaten Thai food in my life, I have heard wonders about them, yet I have not tried.
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Mmmm this looks pretty fantastic. I don't eat much thai food. Maybe I should start. :)

We we we ! We eat bugsss Tori .. hahaha and I don't find cold soba weird at all. The dish looks delicious and colorful. With edamame just sounds even better! I was surprised you name it 'Thai ' though. .:-) Thanks for sharing! ❤️

@waybeyondpadthai Haha, I hope I didn't offend with the bug thing and yes it's probably not very true Thai. I suppose it's more like what Americans think is Thai.😘

Not at alllll hahaha but yeah, the thing Americans think it's Thai I think it's Japanese somehow both Soba and edamame. but goshhh you have lived in Chile before! That also surprised me hahaha :)

@waybeyondpadthai Haha, yes. I lived there for 4 years and it's where I started blogging. Thanks for taking the time to read. (btw, any chance you'll be attending Steempress3?)

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It looks really good! I'm going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing

So Good recipe
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So, the pictures and the mix looks perfect, from the perspective of a chef i give you my congratulations.

Y después que vi que viviste en Chile te felicito en español. Muy buen trabajo.

Mouth watering dish. Looks little bit hard but because the dish looks beautiful I will try @gringalicious

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This seems to be a delicious dish. and your photography skills are commendable. keep flourishing.

wow...its so delicious... I also like it...thanks for this post

I think my point is that we all need to stop freaking out about foods we think are strange

I agree with that statement. Sure, there are some things that may make you scrunch your nose in disgust (as a kid, I used to get in trouble by my nana for doing that lol), but you can't knock it till you try it 🙃

How exquisite and provocative that dish looks.
Good recipe and easy to prepare. Thanks for the post.
You have my vote

Asian favor definitely are stunning, mostly is due to their sophisticated way of seasoning, abundance of spices etc

I love southeast-asia food as well, maybe I will post some recipe in the future, you are most welcome!!! :)

I think i might stop following you because i am not able to handle such extremely delicious dishes 😜
No really now @gringalicious those are amazing photos and i am sure this salad tastes like heaven
Great work 👍🏼

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