Jul 23

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!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Fuji Nana July 23, 2010 at 10:15 am

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


Lyndsey July 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

Looks perfect for summer! Love that first photo too!


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

Going to check it out now


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.


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


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.


Cindy Waffles July 23, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Cold soba noodles are perfect for the hot weather!


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

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


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

Sounds great, I will be right over:)


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

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


[email protected] 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


Maria July 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

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


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 :)


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

This looks delicious! Your kids are such cutie pies!


[email protected] 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.


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

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


[email protected], 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!


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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