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Sesame soba noodles with green onions

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Change up your pasta dinners

Soba noodles, made of buckwheat, are a tasty change from regular pasta. These tender noodles are tossed with soy sauce, mirin, and sesame oil and served cold.

Change up your pasta dinners

Sesame soba noodles with green onions

Serves 4


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/3 cup mirin
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 9 ounces soba noodles
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro plus whole leaves for garnish
  • 4 green onions, sliced crosswise


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, soy sauce or tamari, mirin, and sesame oil. Bring to a boil then remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Cook soba according to package directions until tender. Rinse under cold water, separating the noodles with your fingers. Add cilantro, tossing to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine soy sauce mixture and noodles.
  4. Serve with green onions and cilantro for garnish.

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