Soba with Toasted Sesame Seed Sauce


Soba noodles are available in Japanese food stores, whole food stores, and some supermarkets. You can add any vegetables to this dish that you enjoy or have on hand.

4 servings


  • ½ cup sesame seeds

  • 8 ounces dried soba noodles

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

  • 5 green onions, chopped

  • 3 cups broccoli florets


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Pour the sesame seeds onto a rimmed baking sheet. Toast the seeds in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until they are a rich brown around the edges.

  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook them for 5 to 6 minutes, or until they are just tender. Drain them, rinse them well with cold water, and drain them again.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil and green onions. Add the noodles, and the toasted sesame seeds. Toss well, then stir in the broccoli. Let the dish sit for 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
11g Fat
57g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 1037mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 65mg 327%
Calcium 247mg 19%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 526mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.