Hands down my favorite dinner. The sauce is so flavorful. This is comfort food in the best way. It is better than take-out. You can change it up with different veggies and really get in that variety of plant foods in one meal.
This is made with a creamy peanut sauce that has that umami kick and a hint of spice. The sauce coats hearty soba noodles and sautéed veggies. The toppings can totally make this dish as well with cilantro, green onions, and crunchy peanuts.
Makes 4 large servings
9 oz soba noodles
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
1 carrot, grated or peeled into ribbons
1 daikon radish, grated or peeled into ribbons
1 cup mushroom, thinly sliced
1/4 cup shelled edamame
green onions, for topping
chopped peanuts, for topping,
cilantro, for topping
other half of lime for squeezing on top
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
2T rice vinegar
Juice of a lime, divided (half in sauce, half on top)
1T maple syrup
2 tsp sriracha or other hot sauce
1 thumb-size piece of ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, grated
Optional side: sautéed baby bok choy
Cook the soba noodles according to package directions. Once cooked, set aside.
In a bowl whisk together all your peanut sauce ingredients, only using half the lime juice. Set aside.
In a sauté pan on medium-high heat add your toasted sesame oil. When your pan is hot toss in all of your veggies. Let them cook for about 5 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want them to soften only slightly drawing out some of their water. If you are having the side of baby bok choy you will want to cook this at the same time. I just put it on one side of the same pan. After the 5 minutes, take out the bok choy.
Turn off the heat to the pan. Add in your sauce and soba noodle and toss everything.
together. Squeeze on the other half of your lime to give it a fresh bright taste.
Plate it up and add on the toppings.
You could also swap put the peanut butter for almond butter or some tahini.
Switch up the veggies to whatever you have in the fridge.
Have you tried this before?
It is a go to for me. This sauce is also what I dip my rainbow rolls in.
Let's be real...I dip straight raw veggies in this sauce. No shame. No regrets.
Let me know what you think!