Sesame Soba Noodles



Bring Japan to your kitchen with this super simple soba recipe!


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes


Great source of…

✓ Manganese

✓ Thiamin

✓ Protein

✓ Healthy fats

✓ Fiber

✓ Vitamin K


Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

  • 2 tbsp tamari (plus more for serving)

  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tsp ginger, grated

  • 1 garlic clove, grated

  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup or honey

  • 6 oz soba noodles

  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 cups snap peas

  • 1/4 cup edamame

  • 1 watermelon radish or 2 red radishes, very thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds


Steps:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, tamari, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and honey. Set aside.

  2. Bring unsalted pot of water to a boil. Cook soba noodles according to package.

  3. Drain and rinse in cold water.

  4. Toss noodles with dressing and divide into 2-4 bowls.

  5. Add fresh lemon juice onto avocado slices and place on top of noodles.

  6. Add snap peas, edamame, radish, mint and sesame seeds.

  7. Drizzle extra tamari or sesame oil on top if desired!


Tips:

  1. It is essential that you cook soba noodles in unsalted water. Also make sure not to overcook them!

  2. If you are making ahead of time, add avocado at the last minute.

  3. Add an extra boost of fiber by including veggies like sliced cucumber, sautéed mushrooms, or bok choy.

  4. Don't have an ingredient on hand? Try these swaps:

  • Edamame - baked tofu, sesame tofu, or baked tempeh

  • Snap peas - broccolini

  • Soba noodles - brown rice noodles


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