Soba Noodles with Edamame and Green Onions for a Healthy #SundaySupper!


So, after all the rich foods, chocolate and sweet treats you may have devoured last week (I certainly did), something lighter and more on the healthier side might be appealing to you right now.  Out of all the different kinds of foods out there, I really feel like Japanese food is one of the healthiest. I mean, we’re talking fish, buckwheat noodles, marinated vegetables, sushi, chicken teriyaki. . what could be better?


Soba noodles, or Japanese buckwheat noodles, are one of my favorites!  Not only do they take less than 5-6 minutes to cook, but they are healthy and tasty too. Growing up, my dad owned a couple Japanese restaurants so we always had plenty of Japanese food around and I really developed a love for sushi, Zaru soba and beef and chicken teriyaki.


I made sure to introduce Asian (a lot of Korean and Japanese) food to my daughters at an early age and I’m so glad I did. They can both gobble soba noodles down like nobody’s business. And when it comes to non-spicy Asian food, they will pretty much eat anything I put in front of them. Now, I just need to get them to eat kimchi.


This dish is really so easy and quick to make. If you’ve never tried soba noodles, I hope you do soon! You won’t regret it.









Soba Noodles with Edamame and Green Onions
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 4

  • 4 ounces soba noodles (Japanese buckwheat noodles)
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • Sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
  • For a spicy alternative, mix in: 1½ tablespoons sweet chili sauce or sriracha sauce

  1. Cook soba noodles according to package directions, add the edamame for last 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water; drain well and set aside.
  2. Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, lime juice, and sesame oil in a medium bowl. Whisk well.
  3. Pour the soy sauce mixture over the soba noodles and mix in the cilantro and chopped green onion. I prefer using disposable plastic gloves so I can mix with my hands. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and garnish with more green onion (if preferred) and serve!

For another buckwheat sesame noodle recipe, see here or for a super yummy Vietnamese- style beef and soba noodle soup, click here. To pair this recipe with Tuna, see the recipe from Cooking Light here.





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58 Responses to "Soba Noodles with Edamame and Green Onions for a Healthy #SundaySupper!"

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  1. The Ninja Baker

    February 17, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Zaru soba! Natsukashi! (Makes me nostalgic!) Lucky you to have grown up with easy access to Japanese cuisine =)

    Anyway hats off to you Alice for this lovely and light rendition of buckwheat noodles. How clever of you to add lime juice instead of ponzu sauce. Love the addition of cilantro, too.

    • hipfoodiemom

      February 17, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Thank you!!

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  5. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    February 17, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Soba noodles were one of my favorites discoveries this year. I simply love them. This is exactly the kind of recipe I would make, and eat greedily, for myself! It´s perfect! Have a wonderful day my friend.

    • hipfoodiemom

      February 17, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Thank you, Paula! yes, me too and there’s not a bit of guilt eating the entire bowl or two. Hope you have a great day too!

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  10. Sherron@SimplyGourmet

    February 17, 2013 at 6:31 am

    We order these a lot when we go out to eat. I will have to buy some and make this for my family. Your recipe sounds so good! Thanks for sharing.

    • hipfoodiemom

      February 17, 2013 at 8:12 am

      You really should. . it’s so easy and quick to make! Hope you enjoy it! :)

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  13. Shannon @VillageGirlBlog

    February 17, 2013 at 7:58 am

    This looks so amazing! Lime, soy, green onion…Yum! Thank you for sharing!!

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  15. Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious

    February 17, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Can I just say I want that INSTEAD of my box of See’s chocolates?

  16. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom)

    February 17, 2013 at 8:30 am

    This looks so fresh and healthy! I introduced kimchi to my kids when they turned 3…the older one didn’t like it, but my younger one (more adventurous with food) LOVES it. Of course we rinsed it in a bit of water, but she can eat an entire bowlful on her own!

    • hipfoodiemom

      February 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Love it, Amy! We gave my oldest some and she went crazy. . saying it was too spicy. . we may have scarred her so we’ll try again maybe next year! 😛

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  18. sunithi

    February 17, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I have to try soba noodles. Buckwheat is good for you and this combo with edmame , sesame seeds & cilantro sounds so good !! I must try this ! Thanks for sharing !!

    • hipfoodiemom

      February 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      oh my goodness! If you have never tried soba noodles, you need to!! Stat!!! :)

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  21. Hezzi-D

    February 17, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Yum, this sounds really good. I love soba noodles.

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  24. Shelby | Diabetic Foodie

    February 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I adore soba noodles. In fact, I made a dish very similar to this one for lunch yesterday. Mine had carrots and cucumber instead of edamame. Love the idea of edamame instead – extra protein!

  25. Chris Baccus

    February 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I love dishes like this that are so quick and easy after a day at work.

  26. Katie

    February 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Yummm – I know this is a dish I would absolutely love!!! I’d like a bowl for dinner, please!

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  28. Tammi @ Momma's Meals

    February 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I LOVE edamame beans! I’ve never seen them in a recipe before so I always eat them plain, I’m trying this dish! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Lane @ Supper for a Steal

    February 18, 2013 at 8:31 am

    This dish sounds delicious. I can see making a big batch of it for lunches throughout the week. In fact I think that’s what I will do next week.

  32. Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba)

    February 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

    It’s so cool – I’m making something really similar for dinner tonight!

  33. Martin D. Redmond

    February 18, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Yum! This looks so tasty and healthy! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Soni

    February 18, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Ooh we love Japanese foods here in our family too and Soba noodles is quite a staple on a weekday :) I love that it cooks quickly and is so healthy! Will be trying your recipe soon :)

  35. Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite

    February 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Seeing your post is reminding me I need to make a run to the Chinese supermarket and get more soba noodles. I love soba noodles, they have so much flavour and are such a great healthy option

  36. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb

    February 19, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Your soba noodles sound about right for dinner, I bet my husband is going to love this dish and me too because the recipe looks pretty easy and quick to recreate. =D

  37. Erika

    February 19, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Oooh, lovely! I’ve been scouring the internet for a good recipe to use my soba noodles in, and this looks perfectly easy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  38. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    February 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I agree – I never feel guilty for devouring Japanese food (even when it’s chicken karaage, shrimp tempura, mayo-laden California rolls…). I really should start incorporating healthier items like this delicious soba noodle dish. I love that you made it vegetarian with two of my favourite greens: edamame and green onion. Yum!

  39. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

    February 19, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I had forgotten how much I like soba noodles. Time to find them and revisit the love! Thanks for the inspiration!

  40. Bea

    February 19, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Oh, I love this recipe. So quick, easy, and tasty. This will be on our menu next week!!! Thank you!!! :)

  41. shelly (cookies and cups)

    February 20, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Love this recipe! Soba noodles are my favorite too!

  42. Bonnie Smith

    February 20, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Aside from it being delicious-looking, it also is healthy. This is good for those who are trying to shape their bodies because it has lesser calories. I think I’ll start regulating my diet too or lifestyle in general.

  43. REMCooks

    February 20, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Hi, Alice. This looks and sounds incredibly tasty. Love it!

  44. Sarah

    February 20, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I love soba noodles and I love this dish! I make a very similiar dish in the summer time when I need a cold noodle dish to cool me down but I sure could use a big bowl of this right now in 19 degree weather! Yummy! Looks delicous Alice. It’s making me super hungry!

  45. Liz

    February 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

    What a gorgeous noodle dish, Alice! I love these Asian flavors…what a perfect, healthy meal!

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  50. Grace Barbrick

    April 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    There’s just something special about homemade cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies, so far as I’m concerned. It’s a great family activity, something even children can help with, and everyone loves eating the results.;

    <Catch you later ';“"

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