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Somen salad is one of those things that's perfect if you make a few hours ahead. The noodles start to soak up some of the salty/sweet/nutty dressing, and get super flavorful. #somensalad #pastasalad #fishcake #potluck

Somen Salad

Somen salad is a Hawaiian and Japanese pasta salad, made with somen, thin Japanese wheat noodles.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Hawaiian, Japanese
Keyword char siu, dairy-free, eggs, fall, green onions, hawaiian, japanese, kamaboko, lettuce, nut-free, pasta, pasta salad, scallions, sesame oil, sesame seeds, shoyu, somen, soy sauce, summer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 523 kcal

Ingredients

Somen Salad Dressing

  • 2 T granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 T rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Somen Salad

  • 8 oz somen cooked
  • 6 oz kamaboko sliced
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 head lettuce shredded
  • 2 eggs scrambled and sliced thin
  • 1/2 lb ham or char siu chopped
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds

Instructions

Somen Salad Dressing

  1. Mix all of the somen salad dressing ingredients in a jar.

Somen Salad

  1. Toss the salad ingredients together. Add as much somen salad dressing as you;d like and toss to coat.

Recipe Notes

From Aunty Lily.

You can eat it immediately, but I like to wait a couple hours so that the dressing soaks into everything. If you're making it more than 3-4 hours in advance, I'd hold off on adding the dressing so that the lettuce stays crisp.