Soba is a native Japanese buckwheat noodle with a consistency and thickness comparable to spaghetti. However, unlike spaghetti’s 220 calories per cup, soba noodles contain just 110 calories per cup, making it a great pasta substitute. This healthy noodle can be enjoyed hot or cold, but for summer, cold’s the way to go! To make, start by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil. Add a ½ pound of soba, and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until tender. Drain and rinse in cold water. Meanwhile, combine 1/4th cup of honey and soy sauce each, and 2 tablespoons of vinegar and sesame oil each in a large bowl. Add in 1 clove of chopped garlic and 1 teaspoon of grated ginger. Mix well. Toss in your noodles, and add some edamame and thinly sliced carrots. Garnish with sesame seeds, and you have the perfect summer meal.