Fast Recipes

Prawn and soba noodle salad with sesame-ginger dressing

A go-to summer recipe that's light and satisfying in equal measure.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
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A fast and fabulous prawn salad, with squiggles of soba noodles and the crunch of crisp cucumber. It also travels well, making it ideal for picnics and packed lunches.


  • 400 gm soba noodles
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, diced
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 16 medium cooked prawns, peeled, tails intact, and deveined
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped coriander
  • To serve: toasted sesame seeds
Sesame-ginger dressing
  • 75 ml light soy sauce
  • 50 ml brown rice vinegar
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 2½ tsp hulled tahini
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger


  • 1
    Cook soba in a large saucepan of boiling water until just tender (2-4 minutes). Drain and refresh under cold running water.
  • 2
    For sesame-ginger dressing, whisk ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Season with black pepper and pour dressing over noodles, add cucumber and spring onions and toss to combine, then serve topped with prawns and scattered with coriander and sesame seeds.