Cold Soba and Feta Salad with Edamame Pesto

cold-soba-feta-pesto-salad Photo: Jonny Valiant


  • 8 ounces soba noodles
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup shelled frozen edamame, defrosted
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage (from 1/4 small head)


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add soba noodles to boiling water and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer noodles to a colander and run under cold water to cool. Drain well.

2. To make pesto: Place cilantro, parsley, almonds, garlic, edamame, pepper flakes, and salt in a food processor and pulse until incorporated (30 seconds). With motor running, drizzle in lime juice, oil, and water,and process until smooth (another 30 seconds), adding more water by the tablespoonful if necessary.

3. Transfer pesto to a large bowl. Add the noodles and cabbage to the bowl and toss until noodles are well coated. Divide noodle salad among 4 plates; sprinkle with feta.

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  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 1 2/3 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 378
Fat per serving: 15.6g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 8.5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 15g
Carbohydrate per serving: 50g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 13mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 740mg
Calcium per serving: 148mg

Good to Know

The green soybeans make this meal fresh and low in fat, and load it with an energy-boosting mix of carbs, protein, and fiber.