Vegan soba noodles
Incredible vegan soba noodle recipe with tasty tofu
Prepare the tofu
Remove the packaging then pat dry the outer layer of water with a paper towel
Then wrap the tofu with about 5 layers of paper towels, place on a flat plate, then place something heavier on top like a plate, pot, or thick book.
This will gradually press out the water letting the paper towels soak it up and leaving water remnants in the bottom of the plate. Leave the item placed on top of the tofu for 20-30 mins then drain off all water into the sink. This should leave your tofu perfect for cooking.
Prepare the marinade
Grate the ginger, and add the crushed garlic to a bowl.
Add in the red pepper flakes, sugar, tamari or soy sauce, a pinch of fresh sesame seeds, rice vinegar and a tablespoon of sesame oil and mix together
Alternatively, you can throw all of these ingredients into a food processor or blender to make a smooth sesame marinade
Place the tofu into the marinade and place in the refrigerator
Allow the tofu to sit in the marinade for at least 30 mins to soak up the flavor
Cook the tofu (before the noodles)
Remove your tofu from the marinade into a separate bowl and coat the tofu with 2 tbsps of cornstarch
Add the sesame oil (or your chosen oil) to a large wok or pan over medium heat
Add the tofu and cook for around 4 mins until slightly crispy while the color begins to brown. Once cooked remove and place on a paper towel to soak up the oil
Prepare the soba noodles
In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles according to package instructions.
Add a pinch of sea salt to give the noodles some flavor while cooking
Allow to cook on a low flame for the required time
Drain out the hot water from the pot and place the cooked soba noodles into a large bowl. Add the cool marinade to the bowl and thoroughly coat the soba noodles
Stir fry the vegetables while the soba noodles are cooking
Add 1 tbsp sesame oil to the same pan that the tofu was cooked in and allow the oil to heat up.
Add in the onions, sliced garlic and basil and stir fry for 1 minute
Add in the broccoli, cabbage, and green peas.
Add in 1 tsp tamari or soy sauce and stir fry for 4-5 mins
Bringing this vegan soba noodle dish together
Serve your coated soba noodles in a fresh plate or bowl
Add the stir fry tofu and stir fry vegetables on top of the noodles
Garnish with sliced spring onions and sesame seeds
Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1551mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 486IU | Vitamin B6: 1mg | Vitamin C: 26mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Vitamin K: 47µg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 3mg | Magnesium: 76mg | Zinc: 1mg
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on your ingredients and tools.