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Asian Inspired Colorful & Crunchy Soba Noodle Bowl

Every great once and awhile I'll see one ingredient in the grocery store and be completely inspired for a meal I never planned to make in the first place.

Yesterday, it happened as I was grinding my organic almond butter in the wholesale aisle of WholeFoods which I typically stock up on for breakfast protein smoothies. I then realized I had soba noodles in my pantry. I thought an almond butter, agave, Sriracha garlic sesame cream sauce over these noodles sounded too good to not get a few more fun ingredients with color, texture and a little bit of crunch. So, here it is, my Asian Inspired Colorful & Crunchy Soba Noodle Bowl.

What You'll Need, For the Base:

  • 1/2 yellow onion, lightly chopped

  • 5 cloves of garlic, peeled

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

  • 6-8 large multi-colored carrots, zoodled or shaved

  • 2 cups of sugar snap peas

  • 1 bunch of kale, lightly chopped

  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped

  • 3 ounces of Soba Noodles

  • 2 teaspoons of salt

  • 1 tablespoon of black or white sesame seeds

What You'll Need, For the Sauce:

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon, sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon of Sriracha

  • 2 heaping tablespoons of organic, freshly ground almond butter

  • 1 tablespoon, agave nectar syrup

  • 2 teaspoons of Tamari soy sauce (avoid if on Whole 30, optional, but does round out the flavors nicely)

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • Zest of one Meyer Lemon

How to do it:

Base: In a large cast iron pan or wok, heat coconut oil, garlic & onions together until onions turn transparent. Once the onions are transparent, add carrots, snap peas, kale, cilantro & salt. Cook soba noodles as directed on package. They should take 6-8 minutes. This is a great time to begin making the sauce. Drain noodles once cooked, and add to vegetable mixture.

Sauce: In a medium sized large stick pan, melt coconut oil with minced garlic. Once melted add sesame oil, Sriracha, almond butter, agave, soy sauce & salt. Let heat for about 5 minutes. Add the zest of one lemon & sesame seeds for a final flavor pop.

Combine soba noodle, vegetable mixture by pouring the sauce while stirring for even displacement.

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