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Easy Peanut Lime Soba Noodles Meal

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peanut lime coconut soba

peanut lime coconut soba meal

Entice your family to try soba noodles with my Easy Peanut Lime Soba Noodles Meal. Soba noodles are one of the healthiest varieties of noodle around because they are rich in the whole grain buckwheat. So if you can find a fast and flavorful way to prepare these skinny, robust noodles you just may be adding them to your weekly or monthly meal rotation for good! My Peanut Lime Soba Noodles are not only delicious, but easy to make. Few ingredients. Accented by cashews and seared broccoli – this meal is sure to please. That rich peanut sauce will attract peanut butter-loving kids. And the salt and pepper tofu triangles are a perfect protein-rich accent. Get this recipe!..

salt/pepper/ginger tofu

salt/pepper/ginger tofu

Super Easy Method. I recently found some awesome noodle packs by Annie Chun brand. The noodles come in pre-cooked packs – I found them by the tofu in my grocer’s fridge section. These made my dinner prep time so fast I couldn’t believe it. Literally a ten minute meal is you can find the easy packs. Or you can stick to the traditional route and prepare dried soba noodles – as described on the package.

Easy Peanut Lime Soba Noodles Meal
vegan, serves 4

4 cups cooked soba noodles
3 cups broccoli florets (frozen or fresh)
1 Tbsp safflower oil
fine black pepper

Easy Peanut Coconut Sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp ginger powder
2 limes, squeezed (about 4 Tbsp juice)
pepper to taste

2-3 Tbsp cashews

Sweet Peppered Ginger Tofu
salt/pepper tofu + 1 tsp maple or agave syrup + 1/2 tsp ginger powder

garnish: fresh lime slices and optional cilantro


1. First, prepare your soba noodles as described on the package – or use pre-cooked boodles.
2. Stir together your peanut sauce by mixing roughly with a fork until the peanut butter blends into the liquid. Set aside.
3. In a saute pan, prepare the salt and pepper tofu. Directions in my Salt/Pepper Tofu Recipe Post. I also added in a nice sprinkle of ginger powder and extra drizzle of agave syrup. Set tofu aside.
4. No need to clean the pan. Simply, add in the 1 Tbsp safflower oil and the broccoli. Saute for a few minutes until broccoli browns a bit. Add in the cashews to brown a bit as well.
5. Then add in the soba noodles and sauce. Saute until the noodles absorb the sauce and the mixture thickens up.
6. Serve warm – garnish with fresh lime slices and optional cilantro.

soba noodle with tofu

soba noodle with tofu

Get some soba noodle facts and another soba recipe here.

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Kathy Patalsky is a blogger, author and photographer. Her website features creative vegan recipes. She is the author of 365 Vegan Smoothies (Spring 2013). She is also the founder of

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6 thoughts on “Easy Peanut Lime Soba Noodles Meal

  1. says:

    YUM!!!!! The tofu looks delicious, making me hungry.

  2. kat neeley says:

    pre cooked boodles hehe

  3. Stacey says:

    I made this for dinner and it was great! The only thing I had to change to suit our family (which includes a 5 and 7 year old) was to back off on the vinegar. Thank you!!

  4. Cam says:

    I made it yesterday with green beans instead of broccoli (and the without the tofu), it was absolutely amazing! The sauce is soooo good!

  5. Stacia says:

    I hate to say it, but this was absolutely repugnant. It tasted of vinegar. And that’s about all it tasted of. I wonder if there was a typo in the ingredient list? If you’re going to make this, I suggest using about 1/4 of the vinegar called for. We tried to eat our dinner, but it was really that bad. Thank goodness for the salt and pepper tofu because that’s what we ate and threw the soba noodles away after gamely picking at it for 15 minutes.

  6. Emily says:

    Wow! This was a nice surprise! We used up some rice noodles we had soaked for pad thai (only to realize we were out of some key ingredients!) and feel quite rewarded for our efforts :) Thanks so much for this fantastic, quick, easy, DELICIOUS weeknight recipe! You’re a genius.

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