Soba noodles are noodles made from buckwheat flour, as “soba” is the Japanese word for buckwheat. They are often used in soups or with sauce. Whatever you prefer, you’ll definitely find a soba noodle recipe you love below! There are so many different options and flavors, so there really is something for everyone. Soba noodles are a great ingredient to keep on hand because they have a long shelf life, are easy to store, and can work in so many different dishes. While traditionally they are used in asian dishes, you can always use them in a pasta dish if you’re out of pasta. Why not? Check out these 15 soba noodle recipes — they’re amazing!
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1. Soba Sesame Shrooms and Gomasio
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2. Zaru Soba: Japanese Cold Buckwheat Noodles
Zaru soba, or cold soba noodles, is a Japanese dish of cold buckwheat noodles served on a bamboo tray called a zaru with a savory sauce called soba tsayu and sides like pickled ginger, scallions, and sesame seeds. This light Japanese dish is the perfect midweek dinner. The noodles cook in just five minutes and the three-ingredient soba tsayu can be made a week in advance. For those warm days when you don’t feel like doing much cooking, this traditional meal comes together in no time at all. With swirls of soba and a satisfying savory sauce, sipping some smooth sake on the side would certainly be a stimulating supper at sundown. You have to try Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez‘s Zaru Soba: Japanese Cold Buckwheat Noodles!
3. Maple Soy Soba Stir Fry
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This Maple Soy Soba Stir Fry by Jess Hoffman makes the perfect one pan meal for a busy night! It’s made with soba noodles, which are made from buckwheat. So even if you’re gluten-free, you can still enjoy a big bowl of savory and sweet stir-fry noodles. It’s easy to make and it will keep in the refrigerator for a few days, so prepare yourself for some seriously delicious leftovers — if they make it past the first day.
4. Soba Noodle Salad With Avocado and Mango
This Soba Noodle Salad With Avocado and Mango byCathy Elton is one of those dishes that will wow everyone you serve it to. With the sweet and sour tang of mango and lime, the creamy avocado and the fresh taste of mint, it’s the perfect lunch. And of course, it’s also good for you. If you use 100 percent buckwheat soba noodles, you’ll have the most nutritional benefits. Buckwheat is fascinating because it contains the flavanoid rutin. That’s one reason why diets high in buckwheat have been tied to lower cholesterol. The mango adds more fiber, plus vitamins A and C.
5. Miso Soba Soup With Mushrooms
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This fresh, homemade Miso Soba Soup With Mushrooms by Marie Reginato is pretty fantastic and beats a trip out to a restaurant any night of the week. The broth is made by simmering kombu, a type of seaweed, with fresh ginger, and garlic. Mushrooms, kale, sweet potato, and other vegetables are sautéed in sesame oil before being stirred into the broth with miso paste and tamari for the ultimate umami factor. A generous serving of soba noodles makes this a worthy meal.
6. Soba Noodle and Vegetable Soul Bowl
Kelly Fielding‘s Soba Noodle and Vegetable Soul Bowl is simple, delicious, really satisfying and also very adaptable. If you are gluten intolerant you can use rice noodles or black bean noodles. This recipe is great warm in winter or cold in summer.
7. Szechuan Tofu With Soba Noodles
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Airy silken tofu cubes are lightly coated, fried, and tossed onto a bed of soba noodles. This dish is flavored with the unique taste of Szechuan peppercorns, a spicy aromatic with lemon undertones. The nuttiness of the noodles, and the brightness of the coriander tie this entree together. You have to try Sarah Gory‘s Szechuan Tofu With Soba Noodles!
8. Sesame Tempeh With Soba Noodles
A simple, delicious weeknight dinner inspired by east Asian flavors: Sesame Tempeh With Soba Noodles by Karlijn Wever. Marinated tempeh is stir-fried with fresh baby bok choy, mushrooms, and soba noodles in a delicious, umami sauce. This dish takes about 20 minutes to throw together, making it a wonderful option for busy days.
9. Rich Soba Soup
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10. Carrot and Soba Noodles With Sea Vegetables
This is the recipe to try when you’re looking to make something new that doesn’t require a lot of time and energy. This quick and easy Carrot and Soba Noodles With Sea Vegetables dish by Rekka Bell will satisfy your umami cravings and keep you full.
11. Soba Noodle Bowl With Peanut Sauce
Bowls are the best, everybody knows that. This Soba Noodle Bowl With Peanut Sauce by Sonja Trurnit has some of your all-time favorite bowl additions; spicy baked tofu, crunchy spinach, fresh broccoli, and sweet cherry tomatoes. It almost assembles itself – tofu goes into the oven, broccoli and noodles are quickly cooked, the tomatoes are halved in no time, and the sauce is whipped up in less than two minutes.
12. Ginger-Lime Soba Noodles With Vegetables
Dinners like these Ginger-Lime Soba Noodles With Vegetables by Sylwia Radzaj are perfect for the warmer weather. It’s super quick to cook, with fresh summery flavors and produce. It tastes best when room temperature or chilled, so all the better to help you cool off!
13. Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sesame Soba
In this Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sesame Soba recipe by Stephanie McKinnie , soba noodles are served in a savory homemade mushroom broth that’s infused with a roasted red bell pepper sauce and then topped with an assortment of vegetables and fresh herbs. This noodle dish is big on flavor— it’s a little spicy, a little savory, with a bit of umami. Serve this soup hot on a cold winter’s day to help fight the cold.
14. Soba Noodle Bowl With Homemade ‘Fish’ Sauce
This Soba Noodle Bowl With Homemade ‘Fish’ Sauce by Pallavi Gupta is the perfect meal for a sunny day because it’s light, hearty, and healthy. The soba noodles are cooked to perfection and then tossed with mushrooms, carrots, green onions, and sesames seeds and then it’s all coated in a tangy fishless fish sauce that you can make in just a few minutes.
15. Golden Fennel Soba Noodle Soup
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You’ve probably seen golden smoothies, balls, and bowls popping up all over the internet and this Golden Fennel Soba Noodle Soup by Stephanie McKinnie falls into that popular category by incorporating a vibrant, turmeric and coconut broth for its base. However, the addition of the roasted fennel, the puréed, roasted yellow peppers, and the garnish of pickled vegetables make this recipe the gold standard for golden foods. This soup is truly phenomenal.
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