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Cucumber and Wakame Soba Salad

By sarah  ,

January 15, 2022

Zesty, umami and refreshing is what you’ll get in this recipe. Pairs perfectly with any type of protein. It’s one of our flavour summer lunches and dinner!

Products used in this recipe - Rainbow Seaweed Seasoning, Bush Tucker Seaweed Sprinkle.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 1 serving


¼ cup frozen edamame beans

½ lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced

100g soba noodle, dried

Rainbow Seaweed Seasoning

Rainbow Seaweed Chilli (optional)


2 tsp Bush Tucker Seaweed Sprinkle

½ tb soy sauce

2 tsp yuzu juice (or lemon juice)

2 tsp sesame oil

2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

2 tsp chopped spring onion (green part only)

Accompanying component

boiled eggs

cut up vegetables e.g. carrot



1boil edamame beans in hot water for 3 minutes, drain and let cool

2sprinkle a teaspoon of salt on sliced cucumber, mix and let it sit for 10 minutes

3cook soba noodles as per instructions on the packet. drain and run under cold water to cool down the noodle. Set aside

4squeeze and drain excess fluid from cucumber, set aside

5mix all dressing ingredients together in a small mixing bowl

6in a large mixing bowl, add edamame beans, cucumber and soba noodle

7pour dressing into the large mixing bowl, toss with all ingredients until well combined

8portion out to lunch boxes

9sprinkle Rainbow Seaweed Seasoning and Rainbow Seaweed Chilli

10serve immediately or keep refrigerated until consumption

Soba noodles are often sold dried in Asian supermarkets or major supermarkets. Traditionally, it’s made with buckwheat noodles which are gluten free. However, most soba noodles you find in the shops are mostly a mix of wheat and buckwheat flour. In this recipe, we used a green tea soba which is quite fun with the green colour. If you can’t find soba noodles, you can also replace it with somen or udon. 

Yuzu is a kind of citrus from Japan. It is very fragrant and makes beautiful salad dressing, sauces and marinade. Fresh yuzu is very hard to find in Australia, but bottled yuzu juice can be found in Asian supermarkets. Alternatively, you can replace yuzu juice with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar for this recipe.

Categories - Lunch, Japanese, Children friendly, Lunchbox



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