10 minutes easy cold vegan Soba Noodle Salad recipe with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Craving for something delicious, easy & healthy? This Soba Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut butter Sauce has got your back!
Soba noodle cold salad with peanut butter sauce in a white bowl with chopsticks
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This vegan Soba Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce is a healthy gluten-free and vegan recipe that is easy to make in 10 minutes . It’s loaded with ingredients like cucumber, carrots and red cabbage and topped off with sliced green onions and sesame seeds!

10 minutes Vegan gluten free soba noodle cold salad

What are vegan soba noodles ?

Soba noodles are made from buckwheat, which has an earthy and slightly nutty flavour.

Are they gluten free?

You might be wondering are soba noodles gluten-free? Contrary to having “wheat” in its name, buckwheat is actually entirely gluten-free. It’s in fact not even a grain. Buckwheat is considered a seed.  It’s also extremely nutritious and high in vitamins and minerals like magnesium, folate and vitamin B.

One thing to note: Many soba noodles you’ll see in stores are NOT 100% buckwheat.Some contain a mix of regular wheat and buckwheat, so these noodles are not gluten-free. Make sure to check the label if they are 100% buckwheat noodles or not. This brand is my favourite.

Are soba noodles vegan ?

Not all soba noodles are vegan, some contain dairy ingredients , you should read the labels and pay attention if it is vegan or not. There are vegan soba noodle brands, I use this brand.

What are the Ingredients in Soba noodle salad?

  • Soba noodles: The star ingredient! Make sure to look for 100% buckwheat soba noodles for a wheat-free option. 
  • Cucumber: I like to spiralize them, but you can slice them or shred them.
  • Red cabbage: Not only is it filled with nutrients but it makes this salad look pretty!
  • Carrots: shredded or sliced works best
  • Green onions: Adds a bit of bite to this noodles
  • Sesame seeds: Make sure to use toasted ones for the best flavour. 
  • Peanut butter: Natural or regular peanut butter both work for the sauce. 
  • Tamari: You can substitute soy sauce if needed. 
  • Rice Vinegar: This gives the sauce some “punch” to it. 
  • Maple Syrup: For a hint of sweetness
  • Sesame oil: Don’t replace this with another oil! You want that sesame flavour. 
  • Sriracha: This is what makes it a spicy peanut butter sauce!
Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce

How easy is making this 10 minutes salad?

  • Cook the soba noodles according to package directions. Prepare the sauce, and slice, chop and shred the vegetables. You can cut the vegetables in any way you like.
  • Add all of the Soba Noodle Salad ingredients to a mixing bowl and toss together until everything is well combined. 
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature and optionally top with extra sesame seeds, green onions and cilantro.
Soba noodle cold salad with peanut butter sauce in a white bowl with chopsticks

How to get a perfect soba salad?

  • Shred the vegetables into small pieces so they can easily be evenly distributed throughout the salad. You can also buy pre-shredded vegetables to save you some time. 
  • Use toasted sesame seeds. (or if you have raw ones, toast them) Toasted sesame seeds have a much more rich flavour than raw ones.
  • If your peanut sauce is too thick, add a touch more water to thin it so it can be mixed in the salad more easily.
Soba noodle cold salad with peanut butter sauce in a white bowl with chopsticks

10 minutes easy Soba Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce ( Vegan & Gluten free)

This Soba Noodle Cold Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce is easy to make and a healthy meal option!  Takes only 10 minutes to prepare .
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Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 104 kcal


  • 8 oz vegan GF soba noodles
  • 1/2 cucumber, spiralized or cut into strips
  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded (red & white)
  • 1 large carrot, sliced or shredded
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Green onion or cilantro to top (optional)

For the spicy peanut sauce

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp tamari (can sub soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar (can sub lime juice)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (can sub agave) 
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tsp sriracha


  • Cook the noodles according to packagedirections.
  • While the noodles cook, prepare the peanut sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients together.
  • Once the noodles are cooked, rinse them under room temperature water to slightly cool them down slightly, then add them to a mixing bowl with the rest of the salad ingredients.
  • Toss the soba noodle salad and peanut sauce together until combined.
  • Optionally top with some extra sesame seeds, green onions and green onion.



Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword cold, easy, on the go, peanut, recipe, asian
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Nutrition Facts
10 minutes easy Soba Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce ( Vegan & Gluten free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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