It is not often that Food & Wine boasts a magazine filled with “healthy recipes” so when they did you can bet that I took full advantage. There was no doubt in my mind that these recipes would be anything but flavorful, and so far, they have been.

According to Thai tradition, this dish is both warming and energizing – the lime juice protects the respiratory system and cilantro helps when you’re congested. (F & W) Now I can’t say that I was left feeling energized, but I can tell you that this lively dish is one worth making. The soba noodles provide a flavorful base to shrimp, veggies and lots of cilantro. I added extra veggies like carrots and cabbage (Thanks for the idea taster!) and was so glad I did, they added more bulk and extra veggies are always a good thing in my mind!

Shrimp Soba Salad adapted from Food & Wine

  • Soba Noodles
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp agave
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red chili paste *depending on preference
  • 9 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 16 oz shrimp, thawed
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
  • lime wedges

Cook soba noodles as directed. Toss with soy sauce, agave, chili paste and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Set Aside. Meanwhile heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in large saute pan. Add garlic, shrimp, veggies, lime juice and zest and heat until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Top noodles with shrimp and veggie mixture. Serve with cilantro and lime wedges.


26 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Anna
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    This looks amazing!

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  2. Anna
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    This looks amazing!

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  3. mary beth
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

    was this on the cover of last months food and wine? it looks sooooo good. i’m hungry right now. can’t wait to catch up in two days!!

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  4. mary beth
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

    was this on the cover of last months food and wine? it looks sooooo good. i’m hungry right now. can’t wait to catch up in two days!!

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  5. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

    I love the Thai flavors and all things shrimp! Great looking meal!

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  6. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

    I love the Thai flavors and all things shrimp! Great looking meal!

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  7. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    I love cooking Thai food at home, but I really haven’t made anything past pad thai. I also need to try soba noodles, this dish looks perfect! I need to try this…thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    I love cooking Thai food at home, but I really haven’t made anything past pad thai. I also need to try soba noodles, this dish looks perfect! I need to try this…thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Molly
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    mmm I love anything with cilantro! yum! and I love Food and Wine mag of course :)

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  10. Molly
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    mmm I love anything with cilantro! yum! and I love Food and Wine mag of course :)

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  11. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    Wow Emily! This looks incredible!! I would love to tackle Thai food but I’m so intimidated by it. I love all of these ingredients!! I’m gonna try this recipe!!

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  12. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    Wow Emily! This looks incredible!! I would love to tackle Thai food but I’m so intimidated by it. I love all of these ingredients!! I’m gonna try this recipe!!

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  13. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve never had Thai before. A good friend from college used to ALWAYS order Thai food, the restaurant stopped delivering but made an exception for her..that’s how often she ate there. I need to get in on this :)

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    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 08, 2010 @ 7:19 pm

      You NEED to have Thai food! It is the best! I love that the restaurant delivered just to your friend!!

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  14. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve never had Thai before. A good friend from college used to ALWAYS order Thai food, the restaurant stopped delivering but made an exception for her..that’s how often she ate there. I need to get in on this :)

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    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 08, 2010 @ 7:19 pm

      You NEED to have Thai food! It is the best! I love that the restaurant delivered just to your friend!!

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  15. Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well.
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 11:55 pm

    I love anything with cilantro. This looks fantastic! I’ve never tried soba noodles.

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  16. Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well.
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 11:55 pm

    I love anything with cilantro. This looks fantastic! I’ve never tried soba noodles.

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  17. LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils
    Mar 09, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

    Are soba noodles better for you than regular noodles? I’ve been adding them to my salad at lunch since I realized they taste – so good – but know nothing about them.

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    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 09, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

      It depends. Some of them have whole buckwheat flour in them, but the ingredient list on mine wasn’t very clear so I’m not sure if it was whole buckwheat or refined buckwheat. They are very high in protein though! An Asian grocery store may have different varieties and you might be able to find ones with whole buckwheat, I got mine at a regular store with few options.

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  18. LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils
    Mar 09, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

    Are soba noodles better for you than regular noodles? I’ve been adding them to my salad at lunch since I realized they taste – so good – but know nothing about them.

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 09, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

      It depends. Some of them have whole buckwheat flour in them, but the ingredient list on mine wasn’t very clear so I’m not sure if it was whole buckwheat or refined buckwheat. They are very high in protein though! An Asian grocery store may have different varieties and you might be able to find ones with whole buckwheat, I got mine at a regular store with few options.

      Reply

  19. Angela
    Mar 12, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

    I LOVE soba noodles. And I’ve been on a noodle kick recently. So I’ve got to try these.

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  20. Angela
    Mar 12, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

    I LOVE soba noodles. And I’ve been on a noodle kick recently. So I’ve got to try these.

    Reply

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