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Salmon with Kale and Soba Noodles

Within the last couple of weeks, I was out shopping.  I decided to go in and have lunch at Boudin Bakery Cafe.  They have the best breads around and their menu is awesome.

I noticed they had a new salad on display.  Wild Pacific Salmon with kale and Soba Noodles.
I must say I was intrigued.  The salad looked so good and healthy too.

What's not to love with fresh salmon, mixed greens and noodles?
My inspiration photo below:


I knew I wanted to make this at home.  There was no recipe,
so I set out to recreate it from the  picture.

Soba noodles are so good. Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It is synonymous with a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour, and in Japan can refer to any thin noodle. 

Please excuse my fuzzy photos.  For some reason, I neglected to use our camera and ended snapping a few pictures with my cell phone. 
The soba noodles are on the bottom.  Tender, Tangy with Citrus.

Here's the printable link Here

Salmon with Kale and Soba Noodles

 Grilled salmon

Mixed salad greens
Cilantro- 2 chopped tablespoons
Orange- segments
Cucumber- sliced
Tuscan kale
Sesame seeds

I used a bottled sweet chili sauce, however there are plenty of recipes online if you choose to make your own.

Soba noodles cooked and then tossed with sweet chili sauce
Soba noodles are cooked 5-8 minutes depending on your  package.
Rinse with cold water and then rub them, so they separate.
You want to untangle them and get rid of the starch.

Ginger Sesame Dressing

1/2 cup virgin olive oil
3 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 cloves of garlic- minced
2 tablespoons of honey
1 1/2 tablespoons peeled- minced  fresh ginger
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 1/2 tablespoons water  

Combine all ingredients in a jar. 
Put in microwave for 30 seconds to melt the honey. 
Refrigerate until ready to use.

Tweet:   #yummy asian salmon salad  #healthy

 This salad is  addicting!  I practically inhaled it.

 Boudin Bakery has a seasonable bread club with loaves of bread in cute shapes.

Have a good week!

I am linking up with the following blogs:
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants 
Thursday's Favorite Things @ Katherine's  Corner
What'd you do this weekend @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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  1. Sounds delicious, and is quite colorful!

  2. That looks like a perfect summer salad. Yum!

  3. Looks delicious and nutritious too.

  4. I would love this Linda!
    What cute breads!

  5. Pinning this one and going to try it for sure! Yum

  6. Hello dear Linda! This looks and sounds absolutely amazing! You have my mouth watering :) Thank you for sharing, sweet lady! Have a lovely week!

    Hugs to you!

  7. I just picked up some soba noodles today. I had no idea on what to make with them until now. I love this dish with the salmon and that dressing. It looks delicious!

  8. Hi Linda, Beautiful summer salad and so healthy too. Looks delicious!
    Love the combination of flavors.
    The bread club is a unique idea. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    Have a great rest of the week.
    Hugs and Blessings

  9. Good morning Linda!

    OK...we have been having a love affair with salmon this summer. I've been cooking it with olive oil, garlic and lemon, then in the same pan after I remove the salmon, I sautée fresh spinach and throw in white beans (very traditional Spanish dish) and we are HOOKED. However, I LOVE kale, and this has to be the next thing we try - with the comfort of noodles added to this, we are going to be loving this dish! Thank you!

    Happy Tuesday my friend, Anita

  10. I love this dish, Linda, and your plate looks better than the one in the shop! Your salmon looks so juicy and I love the citrus in the salad. I could eat this every day!
    Have a wonderful day, WW. Hugs and love, xoxo

  11. Looks good and presented beautifully! Dan loves Salmon so he'd love it! Sounds like a great mix of flavors.

  12. Lovely. DH is requesting lots of fish lately, and of course, it's abundant salad-season.

    I stumbled in from a "Create a Header" button on a friend's blog, and though I went through all the Blog Fairy and even a "button" tutorial, I'm WAY from literate enough to know how to express what I'd like to create.

    Those little beautiful shapes on your header, which are the keys to magical fairylands when clicked upon---that's what I'd like to have. My own blog is probably 75% WORDS and some pictures, so I could never hope for such elaborate and entertaining and beautiful layouts as you are capable of creating. I've long loved the so-elegant "Purple Home Chocolate Home" and do not seek anything nearly so glamourous, for my own blog is simple little tellings and stories of my own life and memories of growing up in the decades-ago South.

    Recipes and memories of cooking with Mammaw, stashes of old fluttery papers and clippings and pasted-on-notepaper canning and jelly-making notes, and lovely pages written in elegant, long-ago handwriting of women far in my past, but who were the WE of me.

    And there are people of that time and of other days, made from composites of folks I've known, or wish I had (or perhaps hadn't), or straight from life characters and folks who populate a little imaginary town I've been creating for years. They are the PEOPLE of PAXTON, and are as concrete in their beings and hopes and dreams and day-to-day lives as the family I sit to breakfast with.

    I'd like to make but the one "button"---(what is your word for those index spots?), to start , and get all these townfolk arranged in one category, rather than scattered about through these thousand posts.

    I do have a "search" box, and have managed to put quite a few of them into it, but must go back and make sure they're all in there, and will be trying to take advantage of the next few weeks of Sweetpea's-in-school (the one GRAND who lives here in town, and who has been daily with us since she was six weeks old).

    You can see from my wanderings that my writing is scattershot and all over the place. And so, I feel, is my blog. I'd really like buttons for all the topics in a bit, but this has been bothering me, that I have such a difficult road to navigate, to get to the little stories and topics.

    My header is plain and unassuming and exactly what's called for, I think, but if you could find time to help, I'd be so happy to enroll in one of your offered design packages. I'm also a Mom, Grand, and Great-Grand, far beyond your own years, and so would like to keep a simple, Southern flavor, as well as most of the layout.

    Thank you so much---I so admire all the expertise and ease with which all you young folks just take to this medium and make it your own. (It took me a year of blogging to post the first picture, I think), and in an old Southern sayng "You certainly do have a HAND for this kind of artistry." Yours is simply stunning, and I'm looking forward to delving into your lovely archives.

    Thank you,


    PS I couldn't even use the e-mail because I don't know how to download the carrier.

  13. We love Salmon and I am pinning this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  14. I don't care for salmon, but that salad sure looks good. I bet it would be just as good with some grilled chicken mixed in.

  15. I'm not familiar with soba noodles, but this sounds like a dish I'd love to try. Thank you for sharing.

  16. What a beautiful plate you made, it looks delicious and healthy! And those
    Boudin Bakery creations look amazing!

    xo Mary Jo

  17. What a gorgeous and healthy salad, Linda! I love that yiu came home and recreated it. The breads of the month are so cute. What a clever idea.
    Hope you're feeling well. xo

  18. I'm always on the look out for new seafood dishes to try, this sounds awesome! Stopping by from the Thursday Favorite Things link up, thanks for sharing!

  19. Hi Linda, thanks for visiting. I could not believe it when I read your bio! My best friend had ovarian cancer. Not only that, it came back after 7 years and she beat it again!! We now go to the oncologist every three months. They have told her there are so few people who beat it twice that there are no statistics on it. I have been hearing about Soba noodles and may try thm; I am not sure what they now so am off to look them up.

  20. Linda....first, thank you for paying me a visit at Hootin' Anni's and taking time to leave a comment. That is much appreciated.

    Now....the salmon!!! This will definitely be on my menu. And soon. It looks delicious.

  21. So nice to meet you Linda! Robyn is so sweet isn't she?! Your recipe sounds amazing. We have lots of fresh salmon available in the Pacific northwest and I have kale and cucumbers in the garden right now. Sounds like a must make dish :)

  22. I have never had soba noodles. This dish looks really tempting. I would love to try! I often buy wild salmon. So much better than farmed one.
    Lovely recipe Linda!

  23. I eat salmon salad ALL the time. I order it often when I go out because I never get it at home, Joe doesn't like salmon:( I will try your recipe, it sounds delicious!!!! BTW, I am not getting my e-mail notification again for my blog. So, I am assuming others are not also.

  24. Yummy meal and I pinned it because I am going to give this a try. Love!


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