Comfort food at its finest: soba noodles with bok choy, peppers and broccoli, topped with a creamy peanut sauce and sesame seeds!
This Soba Noodle bowl features the 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 also included my recipe for the Ultimate Peanut Sauce below. The original sauce recipe can be found on my blog here.
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 be served with sushi.*
making this gluten-free
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. Gluten-free varieties that I like to use include, buckwheat, rice and sweet potato.
Vegan Soba Noodle Bowl
2 tbsp organic unrefined, virgin coconut oil (or water if you'd like to make this oil free)
1 package of Soba Noodles (about 8.8 oz)
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 + 1/2 cups broccoli, cut into pieces (you can include 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 and add coconut oil (or water if you'd like to make this oil free, you may have to add extra while you cook 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. Prepare the baby bok choy by trimming and discarding any rough bottoms. Separate the leaves, rinse, and pat dry.
5. 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.
6. Place noodles into serving dishes and top with pan fried veggies and peanut sauce (recipe below). Garnish with sesame seeds.
The Ultimate Peanut Sauce
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 + 1/2 tablespoons maple 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.
P.S. You may want to double this recipe because if you love it as much as I do, it won’t last long!
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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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