NOOODLES! Am I right?
As a kid, my dream was to live off of packaged ramen & PBJ sandwiches. As a student, my dream finally came true. As an “adult”, I find acceptable variations of these dishes so that I can keep on living the dream. Thus enters… the soba veggie bowl.
What’s so marvellous about the soba bowl?
Well first, it turns whatever’s left in your fridge into a delicious, healthy meal. Little piece of carrot? Grate it and dump it in. Bell pepper trimmings? Julienne those and put em on top. That never ending cabbage that you thought you could tackle in a week? Yes, that too!
Another great thing about it is that it’s extremely customizable based on the season. Summer vibes going on strong? Drizzle it with the miso dressing that’s written below. But when sweater weather comes around, cover the bowl with some miso broth instead and call it a soup.
Now, you don’t absolutely HAVE to use soba noodles. Every now and then, I gotta eat right this second and I use a good old pack of instant ramen instead and dinner is served in 5 minutes. Yay! If your into the whole low-carb thing, you can even use zucchini noodles.
TLDR: you can eat this every day and you can swap the toppings to include whatever you can find in your kitchen (fizzy kimchi? Yes!)
Soba Veggie Bowl with Miso Dressing
- 1 bundle of soba noodles (approx. 100g);
- 2 soft boiled eggs;
- 1 green onion;
- 1 shredded carrot;
- 1 small cucumber, julienned;
- 1 red bell pepper, julienned;
- 1/2 C shelled edamames, cooked;
- Sesame seeds or crushed roasted peanuts (to garnish)
- 2 TBSP miso
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 TBSP mirin
- 2 TBSP lime juice (juice of one lime)
- 2 tsp sugar
- Cook the soba noodles according to the instructions on the package;
- Once cooked, run the noodles under cold water to stop the cooking process;
- Divide the noodles among two bowls;
- Add the toppings in a fancy looking way;
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the indgredients for the dressing;
- Pour the dressing on the bowls and add any desired garnishes (peanuts or sesame);
- Slurp like there was no tomorrow.