Jul 23
2010

Chilled Soba, Avocado, & Grapefruit Salad

in Fruits & Vegetables, Japanese, Rice & Noodles, Salads

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” — Ada Louise Huxtable

Squirrel and Bug

My friend Juls, the author of the beautiful blog Jul’s Kitchen, asked me a few months ago if I would be willing to participate in a Summer RoundUp that she was planning for her blog.  Every week since the end of June she has been featuring a guest post from a different blogger, sharing their own idea of summer, their holidays, their recipes, their photos, etc.  I loved the topic and had a lot of fun writing my post.  In my guest post I talk about our crazy summer and share a recipe for Chilled Soba, Avocado, & Grapefruit Salad.

Soba Salad

Go check it out!  Oh, and if you speak Italian, you can also read the post in Italian (but I can’t claim any credit for the translation—all the credit goes to Juls, she is Italian after all!)  Thank you Juls for having me!

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Fuji Nana July 23, 2010 at 10:15 am

I LOVE that picture of Squirrel and Bug. What cute little backyard animals you have.

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Lyndsey July 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

Looks perfect for summer! Love that first photo too!

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Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron July 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Going to check it out now

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Eleanor Hoh (WokStar) July 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Those kids just look like they’re enjoying summer. Wow, what coincidence, I decided to have cold soba noodles too today for my lunch with cold leftover tom kha coconut soup. Interesting mix of avocado and grapefruit, why not.

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susan July 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

hey fuji “traveler”! i love soba and i love avocado and citrus. i need to make this…tonight! hope i am going to see you soon! xxx

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Fuji Papa July 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Avocado and grapefruit in a salad is one of my favorite combinations. Why not with noodles? The picture makes me want to grab and hug those little cuties. Time for a Papa fix.

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Cindy Waffles July 23, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Cold soba noodles are perfect for the hot weather!

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Paula - bell'alimento July 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

You are having WAY too much fun FUJI family ; ) Loved this idea & Juls! Fantastico!

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Magic of Spice July 24, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Sounds great, I will be right over:)

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Ellie (Almost Bourdain) July 26, 2010 at 1:13 am

Lovely salad. Can’t wait to try it in summer.

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Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite July 26, 2010 at 4:44 am

That was a lovely post over at Juls’ blog Rachael. And I LOVE the pic of Squirrel and Bug!!! <3

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Maria July 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

I love citrus and avocado together. I haven’t tried adding soba. Very soon:)

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Jenny Flake July 26, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I LOVE the looks of this recipe and how cute are your kids?!! LOVE that pic :)

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Jen @ How To: Simplify July 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm

This looks delicious! Your kids are such cutie pies!

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Maggy@ThreeManyCooks July 26, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I’m so glad I’ve met your sweet little girls. They are so precious. This salad looks incredible! Where was this at 12 o’clock today? Just what I needed. Yum.

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Cookin' Canuck July 27, 2010 at 6:51 am

What an adorable picture. I’m heading over to read the post right now.

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EMK@eat, drink and be merry July 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Your posts of cold Japanese noodles made me run to the Asian grocery store and buy some ingredients. I just posted a recipe for hiyamugi with sesame dipping sauce on my blog. I mentioned La Fuji Mama as a non-Japanese Japanese food expert. I hope you don’t mind!

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Sharon August 10, 2010 at 9:19 am

Could you marinate tofu in the dressing and thus turn it into dinner? Would it work?

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