11 Scrumptious Soba Noodle Bowl Recipes
Some of the simplest and greatest meals often involve pasta, but if you're feeling stuck in a pasta rut, why not switch to soba? These Japanese noodles make the most satisfying noodle bowls you'll ever make. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour and many brands are gluten-free, but check the package to determine if wheat flour has been added. You can buy soba at Asian grocery stores, or the Asian section of your grocery stores. These modest noodles have a delicious nutty flavor and are the perfect accompaniment to crunchy vegetables and grilled meat. Here are scrumptious soba noodle bowl recipes to try.
Cold Noodle Salad
This zesty Thai salad is perfect with some grilled chicken and a cold beer. "This dish has more of a Thai flavor," says Christiana Heins, who submitted the recipe. "For a Japanese flavor, omit the pepper flakes, peanuts, and cilantro. Add 1/4 cup of toasted sesame seeds and mix in 1/2 cup of shredded dried seaweed (nori) just before serving. You can substitute ramen noodles for soba."
Soba Noodle Salad with Chicken and Sesame
Fresh ginger and rice vinegar give this healthy salad a real zippy flavor. "This tasty salad with Japanese buckwheat noodles is both quick and healthy," says donrmath.
Soba with Toasted Sesame Seed Sauce
Soba and sesame are a match made in heaven, just add some crunchy vegetables and you have the perfect dish. "I love this recipe!" raves Laura Bates. "I have to add a little meat for the husband so I just bake chicken breast and cut into cubes."
Say goodbye to boring chicken, and wake up your taste buds with sweet and spicy soba and chicken. This traditional Japanese yakisoba noodle dish includes cabbage and a spicy sauce.
Cold Szechuan Noodles and Shredded Vegetables
This salad is delicious served cold, and is a great potluck dish for a summer BBQ. "The beauty of this salad is that it will wait for you," says Juanita Peek. "It makes such a pretty dish on the table. The Soba buckwheat noodles are worth a trip to the Asian grocery store. Serve with salad tongs and try adding a horizontally sliced scallion for a eye catching garnish."
Tamarind Tofu with Vegetables and Soba
Brightly colored vegetables with a tamarind, ginger, and garlic sauce are tossed with baked tofu triangles and served over bi-colored soba noodles with sesame and peanut crunch. The tamarind gives this dish a beautiful color and tangy flavor.
Sesame Chicken and Soba Noodles
Chicken breast cubes quickly stir-fry in soy sauce and brown sugar. You'll serve your lightly caramelized chicken with soba noodles over mixed salad greens and dressed with an olive oil, rice vinegar, and finely grated ginger vinaigrette. "Wonderful and fairly fast meal," says Katagator.
Amazing Peanut Soba Noodles
"This is a deliciously fresh and easy recipe," says Tarrin. "It is best served cold but can also be served at room temperature. I guarantee you'll be having seconds!"
"Saimin is a popular Hawaiian dish that has vibes reminiscent of ramen, not surprising given the Japanese influence on food and culture in Hawaii," says thymeforpineapple. "The quick, yet flavorful broth sets the stage for this comforting soup."
Shrimp and Soba Noodle Salad
"I fell in love with the Panera Bread Shrimp and Soba Salad, decided to recreate it myself, and fell in love with my recipe," says Chantal Rogers. "This is now one of my favorites!"
Sesame Soba Noodles with Chicken Thighs and Vegetables
"An easy recipe using soba noodles. My husband and one-and-a-half-year-old loved it!" says Snappycakes.