This soba noodle recipe is a great way to bring another cultures food into your home! It’s a tasty mix of fresh ingredients and delectable flavors! Your whole family will love this yummy noodle salad!
Honey Sesame Soba Noodles are made from delicious buckwheat noodles tossed in a light Asian sauce, edamame, and carrots. Serve as a side dish or vegetarian entree.
What are soba noodles? Soba noodles are the Japanese version of traditional Italian noodles. Most are made from buckwheat or whole wheat flour so they have a denser texture, similar to whole wheat spaghetti.
They are found in the Asian section of most grocery stores (as opposed to the pasta aisle). They are a great and easy side dish for any Asian meal. Crunchy vegetables add a wonderful contrast to the robust noodle.
The difference between soba noodles and regular pasta is that soba noodles have more protein, fiber, and lower calories. Whereas your typical pasta has high sugar content, carbs, and more calories. They’re a great alternative to your traditional pasta because of the fact that they have a lot less calories.
There are some great health benefits to soba noodles! They’re especially great for people who are gluten intolerant. The best ones to look for are made from 100% buckwheat. Some are even pretty colors!
Soba noodles are a great source of manganese, and vitamin B-1! They help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as have anti-inflammatory impact on your body.
Another great thing about this soba noodle recipe is how easy it is to make! Soba noodles are very simple when it comes to cooking.
They can be boiled in water or broth and only need to be cooked until they’re al dente, which only takes around 5 minutes. Once they are strained and rinsed, toss in the rest of your ingredients to make one delicious dish!
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Sesame Soba Noodles are made from delicious buckwheat noodles tossed in a light Asian sauce, edamame, and carrots! This noodle salad is full of yummy flavors!
- 1/2 pound soba noodles dry
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 2 large garlic cloves crushed
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup frozen edamame thawed
- 1/2 cup carrots chopped
- 1/2 cup scallions chopped
- 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add salt. Add soba noodles and cook to "al dente" according to package directions.
While pasta cooks, place honey through extra virgin olive oil in a small dish and whisk together. Set aside.
- Drain pasta well and place in a large serving bowl. Toss with honey dressing, edamame, carrots and scallions.
- Garnish with black sesame seeds and serve. Enjoy your Sesame Soba Noodles!
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