Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

30 minutes

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This vibrant Soba Noodle Salad, with julienned vegetables and a sesame ginger dressing, is a refreshing and nutritious meal. Garnished with cilantro and sesame seeds, it serves four and can include edamame or avocado for extra protein.
25 minutes
prep time
5 minutes
cook time



  • 16 oz soba noodles
  • 2 medium carrots - julienned or spiralized
  • 2 bell peppers - red or yellow, thinly sliced
  • 2 small cucumbers - julienned or spiralized
  • 4 spring onions - thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves - chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds - for garnish
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger - grated
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • Optional: a pinch of red pepper flakes for some heat
  • Optional: cooked - shelled edamame or sliced avocado for extra protein and creaminess


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F
  2. In a baking dish, combine cherry tomatoes, olives, capers, half of the olive oil, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Place cod filets over the tomato mixture
  4. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and the juice of one lemon
  5. Arrange lemon slices around the fillets
    Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the fish is flaky and vegetables are roasted
    Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

Ollie's Notes

Tips for feeding the kids: Let them help: Have the kids help with tasks like mixing the tomatoes and olives or arranging the lemon slices on top of the fish. Involvement in meal preparation can increase their interest in eating the dish.

Make it fun: Present the dish in a playful manner, perhaps calling it “Treasure Fish,” with the olives and tomatoes serving as “treasures” to discover.