Somen are thin Japanese noodles made from wheat flour; they're available in the Asian section of many grocery stores. Vermicelli or thin spaghetti can be used instead.



Ingredient Checklist
For the Dressing
For the Garnish


Instructions Checklist
  • Make dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together ginger, lime zest, lime juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisking constantly, add oil in a steady stream until mixture is emulsified; set aside.

  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add noodles, and cook until al dente according to package instructions, about 6 minutes. Drain in a colander, and transfer noodles to a serving bowl.

  • Add dressing, scallions, and peanuts to noodles; toss to combine. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled, and garnish with additional scallions and peanuts.

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Oops. Meant to say soba noodles. They are NOT somen.
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The noodles pictured on this page are actually somen noodles. Just a heads up!