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Citrus Maple Soba Noodle Salad


  • 1 10- ounce package of soba noodles
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons Appalachian maple syrup
  • 1 ⁄2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 ⁄4 cup tahini
  • 1 ⁄3 cup sesame oil
  • 1 orange worth of juice and zest
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch of green onions sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Prepare soba noodles according to package directions.
  • While noodles cook, lay out coconut on a sheet pan and toss in olive oil. Place pan in heated oven and cook until toasted, about 10-12 minutes.
  • When noodles are cooked, drain and run under cold water until cool to the touch.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, coconut milk, tahini, sesame oil, orange juice and zest, lime juice, and sea salt.
  • In a larger mixing bowl, combine toasted coconut, sesame seeds, and sliced green onion.
  • Drizzle sauce over noodle mixture and combine well.
  • Top with crispy chicken or roasted butternut squash.