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Easy Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Ingredients (11)

  • 1 pound soba noodles
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1-inch knob ginger, grated
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 Persian cucumber, thinly sliced, to serve
  • Peanuts, roughly chopped, to serve
  • Cilantro leaves, torn, to serve
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Easy Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Looking for an ultra easy dinner that also happens to be vegan? These 15-minute peanut soba noodles are the perfect answer. With a sauce quickly whisked together from pantry staples and a garnish of fresh green things (cucumber, cilantro, and scallions), it’s a flavorful and texture-rich bowl of noodles you can feel great about eating—and make even when you’re exhausted.

Note: Soba noodles are easy to overcook, so see a tip on how to avoid that.

Variations: Add tofu or even meat if you’d like a more substantial topping, and try other herbs and veggies you may have hanging around.

If you have a few more veggies in the crisper drawer, try our Asian Peanut Noodles recipe, and for another way to serve soba, try our Soba Noodles with Swiss Chard-Miso Pesto recipe.

Instructions

  1. 1Cook soba noodles according to package instructions in a pot of lightly salted water. Drain in a colander and thoroughly rinse with cold water.
  2. 2Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add the garlic, ginger, peanut butter, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, lime zest and juice, and warm water, and whisk until smooth. If you want a looser peanut sauce, add another tablespoon of warm water.
  3. 3Add the soba noodles to the bowl and toss with tongs until well combined.
  4. 4Serve with cucumber, peanuts, and cilantro leaves.

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