Soba Salad

Rainbowlicious Soba Salad

Colour your day with our Rainbowlicious Soba Salad recipe. This simple yet tasty soba noodle salad is a perfect lunch! Because it’s so colourful, it might just work on your appetite.

Colour plays an important role in food. It could either increase or decrease our appetite. Studies have shown that bright colours such as red, yellow and green, increases your appetite. That’s why many restaurants logos are of these colours. On the hand, duller colours such as blue, black and grey, helps to suppress your appetite. If you’re looking to curb your appetite, you could try using plates of these colours.

Interestingly, while white is associated with innocence and purity,  when it comes with food, it is not innocent after all! The colour is said to discourage your brain from caring, causing over-eating and mindless snacking. 

Whilst colours play a huge role in our food intake, we must always remember that to stay healthy we need to eat a variety of food. This means we must always include all the colours in our meals. 

Rainbowlicious Soba Noodle Salad


Serves: 3                Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

Marinated Tofu

  • 300g Firm Tofu (Cubed)
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Miso Paste
  • 1 tsp Dried Chili Flakes

Salad

  • 200g Soba
  • 150g Red Cabbage
  • 90g Edamame
  • 150g Carrots
  • 150g Baby Spinach

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp Dragonfruit (Pureed)
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Mint Leaves (Chopped Finely)

Preparation:

  1. Marinate the tofu with soy sauce, miso paste and dried chilli overnight.
  2. Pan fry the tofu with a bit of olive oil
  3. Mix the salad ingredients in a bowl, together with the tofu
  4. To make the dressing, add the dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl and drizzle the mixture onto the salad

Nutritional Facts:

Per serving: 400 calories; 11g fat; 62g carbohydrates; 25g protein; 4.5g fibre

Carbohydrate Servings: 4