Spring Soba Salad

This Spring Soba Salad (try saying that three times in a row) is great for those who want to keep their diet lean and mean. With only a 20-minute cook time, you’ll have this delicious, low calorie (284 to be exact) meal ready in no time. Thanks to and Fast Freddy’s you now have a fresh new recipe to enjoy!


1 pound asparagus, trimmed

2 cups shredded green cabbage

1 cup shaved radishes (cherry belle, watermelon, or a combination of both as shown)

1 1/2 cups radish greens, roughly chopped

1 cup thinly sliced red onion

1 1/2 cups snow peas

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons honey

1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fennel seed

1/4 teaspoon ground chili pepper (optional)

4 ounces Japanese curly noodles (chucka soba), crumbled


Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Place asparagus spears in pan and add enough water to completely cover. Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, 3 to 5 minutes, until crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water. Drain and cut into thirds. Set aside.

Step 2

Place cabbage, radish, radish greens, red onion, and snow peas in a large bowl. Toss to combine. In a separate bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, honey, vinegar, salt, black pepper, fennel seed, and chili pepper. Stir with a whisk. Add dressing, asparagus, and crumbled noodles to salad. Toss to combine.