Soba noodles with peanut sauce

Asian style meals feature frequently in our meal plans, and we really enjoy trying new ones. For this meal, we combined a previous favorite (Brussels sprouts spring rolls) with a new noodle recipe. For the spring rolls, I've found that the filling is so tasty that frying them is unnecessary, so we save ourselves a step and they're healthier too.

The main dish was noodles with spinach and peanut sauce. Every ingredient in the peanut sauce is a winner for me (especially peanut butter), and despite what seems like a strange combination, as a whole it was very good. Do you have any favorite recipes for or dishes that include peanut sauce?

Spinach Soba Bowl with Peanut Sauce from NaturallyElla blog
   Prep time 5 mins | Cook time 19 mins | Total time 24 mins | 2 servings

4 to 6 ounces soba noodles
2-3 cups shredded spinach
½ bunch scallions, diced
Cilantro, for serving
Sesame seeds, for serving
   For the Peanut Sauce
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon honey (or favorite sweetener)
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

   Cook soba noodles (or other favorite noodles) according to package.
   In a bowl, combine shredded spinach and diced scallions. Once noodles are done cooking, drain and place on top of spinach. Let sit for 3-4 minutes then stir spinach into the noodles.
   In a separate small bowl, stir together ingredients for peanut sauce, taste, and adjust as desired. Pour peanut sauce over noodles and stir until well combined. Serve warm or refrigerate for a cold noodle bowl.
   Sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds to serve.

1 comment:

  1. You introduced us to soba noodles and we really like them.