November 11

15 Minute Easy Vegetarian Soba Noodles Recipe | Quick and Healthy


This 15 minute easy vegetarian soba noodles recipe includes broccoli, tomatoes, garlic, mint and cashews. A refreshing variation on traditional pasta, the quick and healthy Blistered Cherry Tomato Soba Noodles recipe is included in Heidi Swanson’s book Super Natural Simple

My mom and I love soba noodles, which are made of buckwheat. Soba is Japanese for buckwheat, which is a nutritious, grain-like seed that’s gluten-free and — despite its name — unrelated to wheat.

Buckwheat noodles are a good source of plant protein and can be found in the ethnic sections of supermarkets, Asian grocery stores, health food stores, and online. We prefer 100% buckwheat noodles. Soba noodles made mostly with refined wheat flour are less nutritious. But if you can’t find soba noodles, you can also use whole wheat noodles. This recipe is also very versatile – you can substitute your favorite vegetables if you like!

Buckwheat has been linked to improved heart health, blood sugar, inflammation and cancer prevention. (SOURCE: Healthline: )

Here’s the recipe for Blistered Cherry Tomato Soba Noodles from Super Natural Simple by Heidi Swanson via Shape Magazine:

8 ounces dried soba noodles
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves
1 pint cherry tomatoes (We sliced the tomatoes but the recipe calls for keeping them whole)
3 cups broccoli or broccolini florets
¼ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt, plus more to taste
⅓ cup chopped mint
½ cup well-toasted cashews, chopped
Grated parmesan, shichimi togarashi (Japanese chili pepper) or chili flakes, and lemon zest, for serving (optional)

✅ Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the soba noodles, and cook until al dente following package instructions.
✅ In the meantime, combine the oil, garlic, and tomatoes in a large pan or skillet over medium heat. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add broccoli.
✅ Cook, continuing to stir, for 3 to 4 minutes more until most of the tomatoes burst and the broccoli is bright green. Remove the pan from heat, and salt.
✅ When the soba is cooked, drain it well, and add it to the tomato mixture in the skillet. Stir in the mint and cashews. Taste, and add more salt as needed.
✅ Serve the soba in individual bowls with Parmesan, shichimi togarashi (Japanese chili pepper) or chili flakes, and lemon zest on the side if desired,

00:00 Introduction with ingredients
01:45 Prep the ingredients
02:35 Boil salted water and cook soba noodles
02:45 Saute garlic, tomatoes, broccoli and add other ingredients
04:38 Add optional ingredients, serve, and eat!

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  • Soba/buckwheat noodles are my favorite. I’m vegan so I’m going to make this without the parmesam.
    This sounds amazing.

  • This looks great! I was pleasantly surprised to see a new video from you today and excited that it was another long-awaited cooking/recipe video — and vegetarian too! I may need to omit some of the ingredients, based on various family members’ dietary needs, but the basic recipe of the noodles, tomatoes, broccoli & garlic looks and sounds delicious to me, even without the added flavors and textures of the cheese, nuts, and mint. I’m looking forward to trying it and hope to do so soon. 🙂

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