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Spicy Beef Soba Noodle Salad - a quick and easy salad. It is flavorful, healthy and fulfilling.
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Spicy Beef Soba Noodle Salad

This Spicy Beef Soba Noodle Salad is not only easy to make but also healthy and fulfilling. It features beef, soba noodle, lots of fresh and crisp vegetables and a spicy dressing inspired by Korean flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish, Noodle and Soup, Salad
Cuisine: korean
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 2-3 cups thinly shredded cabbage (green or red cabbage or a mix of both)
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 1 cucumber, julienned
  • dried soba noodles (3 servings)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon mirin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 2 stalks of scallions, thinly sliced

For the spicy dressing

  • 4 teaspoons gochujang
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce


  • Shred cabbage and julienne carrot and cucumber. Set aside.
    Shredded vegetables for Spicy Beef Soba Noodle Salad
  • Whisk together all ingredients to make the dressing. Adjust it to your liking. Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add dried soba noodles and cook according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water thoroughly to remove sliminess. Set aside.
    Cooking dried soba noodles
  • Place a pan over medium high heat. Add some olive oil and then add ground beef. Break up the meat, stir fry and cook until the outside is no longer pink. Add ginger, garlic, soy sauce, honey, mirin, salt and black pepper. Lower the heat to medium, continue to stir and cook until the beef is fully cooked and has absorbed the flavors. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking. Don't overcook or the meat will be dry.
  • Add soba noodles to serving bowls, top with vegetables, beef and dressing. Garnish with scallions. Mix well before eating.


Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1816mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 3594IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 4mg