Introducing your new favorite lunch! This Peanut Butter Soba Noodles dish is fresh and light yet filling. Nutrious and delicious food doesn’t get better than this!
What are Soba Noodles?
Soba is one of my favorite types of noodles to cook with. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, which makes it so healthy and fibre-rich. It also has a great taste and can be quickly cooked in boiling water for 5 minutes. I love to stock soba noodles in my pantry because it is nutritious, has a good texture and is easy to make.
You can find soba noodles in most Asian supermarkets.
There are two main types of soba noodles:
- Ju-wari Soba is made of 100% buckwheat flour. This type is the healthiest type of soba noodles, yet it is fragile, and has a rough texture that can be hard to work with.
- Hachi-wari Soba is made of 80% buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour (not gluten-free). This type of soba noodles includes wheat flour, which makes the texture smoother and easier to chew.
I prefer Hachi-wari Soba because it’s easier to work with but what type of noodle to choose is entirely up to you. There is also a variant of soba noodles with green tea flavor (Cha Soba) that has a subtle green tea aroma that I really like.
Ingredients and substitutions of the Peanut Butter Soba Noodles
The main ingredients of the dish is the Soba Noodles and Peanut Butter sauce. To create the creamy, nutty flavors of the peanut sauce, you would need:
- Peanut butter: Adds a nutty, rich and creamy flavor. You can use either creamy or crunchy natural peanut butter. If you are allergic to peanuts, you can substitute this peanut butter used here for other nut butter or sesame paste (tahini), it will be just as yummy!
- Soy sauce: Adds the savoury taste to the recipe
- Lime juice: Adds the tanginess
- Agave or maple syrup: adds a subtle hint of sweetness
- Garlic and ginger: you can either use fresh or dry garlic and ginger pieces here!
- Warm water: to thin out the sauce
To make the noodles more balanced and satisfying, we add various types of veggies such as:
- Bell pepper
- Edamame beans
These veggies can be eaten raw. They add to the crunchy texture of the dish and are quite easy to prepare.
The ingredients above can be swapped with the other raw veggies or herbs you have on hand, for example: lettuce, cherry tomato, purple cabbage, and coriander.
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Peanut Butter Soba Noodles (Vegan)
- 2 servings soba noodles (buckwheat noodles)
- 1 small carrot
- ½ a cucumber
- ½ a bell pepper
- ¼ a cabbage
- 100 g edamame
- sesame seeds optional
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp agave or maple syrup
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp minced ginger
- 3-5 tbsp hot water thin out to the consistency of your liking
- Boil the soba noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse.
- Thinly slice the cabbage, carrot, bell pepper, and cucumber.
- Combine the sauce ingredients, mix well to combine.
- In a mixing bowl, add the soba noodles, cabbage, carrot, bell pepper, cucumber and pour the peanut butter on top. Mix well to combine. Sprinkle with the optional