Japanese Noodle Salad for Picnic #SundaySupper

Here we are with #SundaySupper and it is picnic time again, woohoo!! Summer, don’t you just love it!! I chose to do a Japanese Noodle Salad. This recipe has been around forever but I wanted to update it with adding a bunch more veggies and giving it a face lift with an invigorating dressing!!! This can be easily made ahead and taken on a picnic to enjoy with family and friends. It could be a meal onto itself with a small hot dog or just even a bun. Add in some fresh fruit and you have a picnic, it is as easy as that, when you have a star like this salad!!


Japanese Noodle Salad by Noshing With The Nolands


The little black sesame seeds add a nice variance in color and taste!! The salad has great crunch from so many of the different veggies, nuts and the noodles. The salad was suppose to have chicken in it but I omitted that right away. I like that it is vegetarian. Have your meat on the side but you can for sure add it back in and it really would be a complete meal. Take nothing more than this big crunchy, delicious salad to munch under a tree for your picnic!!


Japanese Noodle Salad by Noshing With The Nolands


It is so packed full of goodness, I loved adding in the edamane, one of my favorite Japanese veggies. A bit of a pain to shell but get a hubby or kid in there to help (that is what I did)!!!


Japanese Noodle Salad by Noshing With The Nolands

5.0 from 2 reviews
Japanese Noodle Salad for Picnic #SundaySupper
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4-6
A Japanese inspired salad choked full of wonderful veggies!
  • Ichiban seasoning (the little pouch found in the package with the noodles)
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger paste
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 small cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 2 Tbsp. black sesame seeds
  • 100 gm. pkg. slivered almonds
  • 16 oz. pkg. edamane, cooked and shelled
  • 3 cups baby kale
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 pkg. Ichiban noodles, crumbled
  1. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and then slowly add the oil while whisking until incorporated. Toss all the salad ingredients together and add the dressing and again toss well. You can make the salad and dressing separate and about ½ hour prior to serving toss.

Japanese Noodle Salad by Noshing With The Nolands

Look at this amazing list of recipes for you to enjoy all summer long on all your picnics, I can’t wait to try some!!!






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  1. says

    LOVE this salad and look forward to replicating this beauty, Tara =) I imagine the edamame do serve as a lovely soft contrast to the crunchier ramen noodles and veggies…Happy picnicking on Canada Day =)

  2. says

    Such a beautiful dish Tara! I have been discovering more and more Japanese food lately and this salad sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!


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