Here's a quick, easy and delicious soba noodle recipe that you can have in your mouth within 30 minutes, so prepare your taste buds for the coming feast!
Soba noodles are Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour and water, sometimes mixed with whole-wheat flour. Therefore they can have health benefits, even if eaten alone as it has been shown that eating buckwheat can benefit blood sugar levels, heart health, cancer prevention and inflammation. This is in part due to the fact that buckwheat includes several antioxidants and fibre.
You can throw in pretty much anything with the noodles, but here's a recipe to try, which provides 3 servings.
1 package soba noodles
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 small onion, sliced
4 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 cup cubed firm or extra firm tofu
1 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup water or vegetable broth
3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds, to garnish
Cook the noodles as directed on the package. Then set aside.
In a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat, add onion and cook for about 4 minutes or until the onion softens.
Next add the mushrooms and cook another 3 minutes.
Then add the tofu, water/broth, tamari/soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Cook another 3-4 minutes.
Remove from heat and then add the noodles to the pan. Toss together.
Pour into bowls, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if wanted. Add slices of avocado.