Inside scoop: Get hooked on this Chilled Sesame & Carrot Soba Noodle Bowl.
This recipe was submitted by Jocie Cudmore, Registered Holistic Nutritionist™, Reiki Practitioner and Esthetician.
We’re hooked on soba noodles!
Okay, you know we’re all about a great healthy brand hunt. We regularly look for brands that fit all categories: use whole ingredients, use healthy macronutrients, are nutrient dense, contain no artificial anything, and brands that we believe and trust.
That’s why this brand of soba noodles have been frequenting our cupboards on a regular basis. These noodles have got us brainstorming daily about the wonderful creations we can make using them.
First, soba noodles AKA buckwheat noodles are a non-gluten grain. But King Soba steps it up a notch by adding other ingredients to their noodles, like black rice, pumpkin ginger and wakame, and if you’re not a buckwheat fan, they even have just regular rice and brown rice noodles that cook like magic. Suffice to say, we just love em’.
We’re also curious why people aren’t blasting about the benefits of soba? They taste amazing, you can have them warm or cold, in soup or plain, they take little time to cook, and they take on the flavours that they are submerged in. Versatility is our thang!
So…. C’mon, help us popularize the soba noodle in North America!
You could replace a lot of Asian-inspired rice dishes with soba noodles, including: stir fries, pad thai and curries, and you can also serve them warm, in soups or child, like in this recipe for Soba Noodle Bowls.
And bonus, totally good for you.
Check out the health benefits of soba noodles:
- Buckwheat flour is rich in phytonutrients which protect the body from oxidative stress.
- Buckwheat contains protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates and iron.
- Buckwheat is much lower calorie alternativeto white pasta.
- Buckwheat will also keep you feeling nice and full!
We’ve totally convinced you that King Soba Noodles are kick-ass, but we haven’t yet convinced you of what we can do with them, have we?
So, just check out this amazing Chilled Sesame & Carrot Soba Noodle Bowl. So simple, but the flavour combination is out of this world. Top this soba noodle bowl with tamari fried tempeh, and you have the perfect healthy, vegan, nutritious dish that tastes AMAZE and can totally be served chilled.
You can use our recommendation for vegetables or come up with your own creation. No matter what you throw in there it’s going to hit the spot.
PS. We usually go back for seconds with this one.
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Chilled Sesame & Carrot Soba Noodles
- 250 grams soba noodles 1 pack
- 3 carrots shredded
- 6 scallions chopped
- 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos tamari or soy sauce could be used here as well
- 1 /2 tsp coconut sugar
- 2 Tbsp sesame seeds toasted
- 1 pepper red, bell, julienned
- 1 cup arugula packed loosely
- Optional: Top with lightly toasted chopped nuts, organic tempeh steaks or lightly grilled organic tofu
- Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain and toss with just a drizzle of sesame oil to keep them from sticking together. Put in the refrigerator to cool.
- Peel the carrots and shave with a peeler or mandolin. You should have about 3 loosely packed cups of carrot shavings.
- Trim the scallions and chop the green and white parts into 1/2-inch diagonal pieces.
- Whisk the rice vinegar, sesame oil, coconut aminos and taste. Add a little more coconut aminos or coconut sugar if desired.
- Use two forks or tongs to toss together the chilled noodles, carrots, scallions, and noodles with the dressing. Top with the sesame seeds and add chopped nuts, tempeh or grilled tofu.
For tamari fried tempeh:
Heat a pan over medium, add oil.
Add tempeh and drizzle tamari over the tempeh. Cook on each side for 5 minutes, until browned.
Jocie specializes in supporting women throughout various life stages including pregnancy and beyond, skin issues, hormonal imbalance and stress reduction.
She received her training from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2013 in Toronto, Ontario. She is also a Reiki Practitioner and Certified Skin Care Therapist. Her services are offered in a non-judgmental setting–always respecting your lifestyle, budget and goals and striving for balance, not perfection.