Soba and Spinach Salad

In Japan, soba is often eaten by dipping in dashi soup. However, Soba can make a good main for salads as it has less gluten and hence considered a healthier choice than pasta.

The point to note when preparing soba is to boil it according to the instructions on the label of each soba brand as they tend to differ slightly. This soba gives so much fresh flavor to the salad.

This recipe is designed and created specially for the exhibition at Japan Booth during FHA 2018.

Serves 2



Soba – 1 bunch

Salad spinach – 20g

Red apple – ¼

Walnuts – 4

Raisins – 2 tsp



Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Apple cider vinegar – 2 tbsp

Honey – 1 tsp

Dijon mustard – 1 tsp

Salt – a pinch

Black pepper – a pinch



 Slice the apple roughly into triangular pieces and soak in salted water for 5 mins

  1. Cook the soba in boiling water according to instructions on the packet. Once cooked, drain with cold water.



 Wash the spinach and cut roughly into 1 cm pieces

  1. Mix the dressing ingredients well in a bowl
  2. Place the soba on a plate, break the walnuts into smaller pieces and add them, the spinach, raisins and apple to the soba
  3. Pour the dressing over the soba and serve.

*Recipe created specially for Japan Booth at FHA 2018