Lunchtime-Ready Corn and Tomato Soba Noodles

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When I went to Japan, soba noodles were my absolute favorite meal. They were light and refreshing and something I felt like I could eat over and over and over. I’m going to be honest, when I came back to the United States, I told myself that I’ll never eat soba noodles here again because they’ll never ever compete with the ones in Japan. And I was right. But I couldn’t stay away for that long!

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While nothing will ever compare to the handmade noodles I ate in Japan, these are a close second. This salad is tossed with a super light sesame-driven dressing, tossed with sliced corn kernels, fresh cherry tomatoes and a few jalapeños for some nice spice. This is the type of salad that is perfect for those hot summer nights that don’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon.

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Corn and Tomato Soba Noodles

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This corn and tomato soba noodles recipe is tossed with a super light sesame-dressing and a few jalapeños for some nice spice. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)

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Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil 
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Salad:
  • 8 ounces dried soba noodles 
  • 1/4 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels sliced off
  • 2 green onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, diced 
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, plus more for garnish

Directions

  1. To Make the Dressing: To a small bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, lime juice and soy sauce. 
  2. To Make the Salad: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the soba noodles according to the directions. Drain and immediately rinse under cold water to stop the cooking. 
  3. To a large bowl, add the soba noodles, cherry tomatoes, corn kernels, green onions, jalapeño, sesame seeds and the dressing. 
  4. Divide amongst plates and garnish with sesame seeds.

Adrianna Adarme - PBS Food Fresh Tastes BloggerAdrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.