Comfort food at its finest: soba noodles with baby bok choy, peppers and broccoli, topped with a creamy peanut sauce and sesame seeds!
This Soba Noodle bowl features my Ultimate Peanut Sauce which has the perfect ratio of sweet and spicy and loads of flavour from the fresh ginger and lime juice. Everything in this bowl is simple to make and equally delicious. I’ve included a nut-free option for the sauce, as well as notes on making this gluten-free as well.
coconut sauce (soy sauce alternative)
You can use soy sauce in the recipe below, however, I thought I would include a soy-alternative which is an excellent option for people with sensitivities to soy, or if you just want to try something different! The coconut sauce that I am referring to in the ingredients listed below is a savoury soy-free, vegan, gluten-free sauce that is made from coconut sap. It is often called “coconut seasoning sauce” or “coconut aminos” and is an alternative to soy sauce that I highly recommend. Coconut sap is very low glycemic (GI of only 35), is an abundant source of minerals, vitamin C, amino acids, broad-spectrum B vitamins and has a nearly neutral pH level. It has a similar flavour to soy sauce and can be subbed in place of soy sauce in marinades, stir-fry, dressings and can even be served with sushi.*
To make this dish gluten-free opt for a soba noodle that is labeled "gluten-free." There are many varieties of soba noodles on the market and many choices available, like 100% buckwheat, and buckwheat combined with rice or sweet potato.
This recipe is oil-free, and instructions are provided on how to cook with water, but feel free to use an oil in place of water that is safe for high temperatures if that is your preference.
Vegan Soba Noodle Bowl
Comfort food at its finest: soba noodles with bok choy, peppers and broccoli, topped with a creamy peanut sauce and sesame seeds!
Soba Noodles (about 8.8 oz)
1 red onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 + 1/2 cups broccoli, cut into pieces (you can include the top part of the stems)
3 - 4 baby bok choy
Fresh garlic and ginger, minced, to taste
Sesame Seeds, to garnish
Pink Himalayan salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
(use organic ingredients)
makes 2 to 3 servings
1. Cook soba noodles according to the directions provided on the package. In general, they should only take about 3 to 5 minutes to cook once the water has boiled. Once cooked, strain and keep warm until serving.
2. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add a couple of tablespoons of water. When cooking with water in place of oil, you may have to add extra water as needed.
3. Add onion, minced ginger and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes, or until soft, stirring often. Add a tiny pinch of salt to draw out the liquid - this helps the onions to soften.
4. Add bok choy, peppers and broccoli to the pan and continue to cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until cooked through. Season with pink Himalayan salt and ground pepper to taste.
5. Place noodles into serving dishes and top with pan fried veggies and peanut sauce (recipe below). Garnish with sesame seeds.
The Ultimate Peanut Sauce
You may want to double this recipe because if you love it as much as I do, it won’t last long!
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter (use tahini for a nut-free version)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 + 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or date syrup
1 teaspoon hot sauce (I used a natural Sriracha sauce)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
1 tablespoon coconut seasoning sauce or soy sauce
1/4 cup filtered water
(use organic ingredients)
1. Combine all ingredients except for the water in a small mixing bowl.
2. Add 1/4 cup filtered water and mix. Add more water if needed until the sauce is the desired consistency.
Best served at room temperature.
To store: Refrigerate in an air-tight glass jar or container.
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*Coconut Aminos." Coconut Aminos. Coconut Secret, n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2015. <https://www.coconutsecret.com/aminos2.html>.
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