Here’s a simple Vegan Soba noodle bowl recipe that can be made in under 30 minutes.
Have you tried soba noodles before? They are not as popular as their wheat counterparts (outside Japan) but they have their own unique flavor and a very powerful nutritional profile.
- are made from buckwheat (hence gluten free)
- cook quicker than regular noodles and
- are served either hot OR cold. Because they taste great even when cold, leftovers from this recipe will make a great lunch.
Quick vegan meal with soba noodles with roasted edamame, broccoli and sesame seeds -ready within 30 minutes
- 4 0z Buckwheat Noodles
- 1 lb Broccoli Florets
- 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 1 packet Frozen Edamame
- 2 tsp Oil
- Salt, Pepper
- 1.5 in Ginger (minced)
- 2 tbsp Sesame oil
- 4 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 6 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1-2 tbsp Chili Sauce
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- Salt (Optional)
Preheat oven to 400F. Add frozen edamame (straight out the freezer is ok, no need to wait) to a baking sheet. Add a couple of spoons of oil, salt and pepper to the edamame and stir.
Place edamame in oven for 20 minutes, opening the oven, in between 1-2 times, to stir the ingredients.
Crunchy, yummy roasted edamame ready. I have eaten this just as a snack, or as a topping to noodles and rice. Protein rich and delicious!!
Get a large pot of water to boil. Add broccoli florets and let it blanch for 2 minutes. When the broccoli turns a nice fresh green, fish them out of the boiling water and place in a bowl.
Mix all sauce ingredients together in a cup. Take a portion of the sauce and add to heated wok. Add broccoli to this sauce and stir fry on high heat till the veggies develop a sweet, caramelized char. Empty the stir fried broccoli onto a serving dish.
On a medium flame, in a flat pan roast raw sesame seeds for about 3-5 minutes stirring in between until you get a nice, brown, crunchy seed.
Remember the pot of water, you boiled the broccoli in. (Hope you haven’t thrown it out). Boil the soba noodles in them. 3-5 minutes is all you need. So, be on alert mode once the timer hits 3 minutes. Once they are done, rinse them under cool water to separate them,
To the wok that you stir fried the broccoli in – add the remainder of sauce mixture. Add noodles and stir fry. Now you have all your components ready. Serve!!
Step by step pictures
Oven Roasted Edamame – This is a favorite easy-peasy sub-recipe of mine.
Absolutely minimal work – straight from the freezer -+oil+salt/pepper – into the oven. 20 minutes later, a crunchy, satisfying snack, side dish or a meal component like in this recipe!!
Pan roast sesame seeds – be or alert mode – they burn quickly. Or just buy pre-roasted sesame seeds.
I am constantly appalled at the cost of pre-roasted sesame seeds. Roasting sesame seeds – pshaw!! that’s too easy, I think!! But, I often burn my raw sesame seeds while roasting them. So, either – don’t be a cheapskate like me and buy them pre-roasted…or…be more patient and calmly roast your sesame seeds.
First blanch the broccoli…
Meanwhile get the sauce ready…
Stir fry the broccoli in high heat with half the sauce…
I buy mine from a local Chinese store. They look like this:
After 3-5 minutes of cooking and draining, they look like this:
Stir fry with the remaining sauce:
And assemble all the parts…
Ta-da!! Yummy and healthy!!
This vegan soba noodle bowl is a great dish for a lunch box meal as well.
If you time the recipe well, you should be able to get done in 30 minutes tops.
Have you tried Soba before? What are your thoughts? Chime in with your comments below…
Amazon Affiliate links
In case you would like to buy soba noodles online, here is an amazon link for a popular brand. However, this noodles is a mix of buckwheat and wheat, hence it is not gluten free.
Amazon also offers gluten free buckwheat noodles…
Also roasted sesame seeds :)…