Tofu Soba Noodles

This quick and easy vegetarian noodle dish comes together in just 20 minutes – perfect for those busy weeknights!

Tofu Soba Noodles - This quick and easy vegetarian noodle dish comes together in just 20 minutes!

I wish I was one of those people who scheduled blog posts before traveling. But being who I am and procrastinating until the very last minute, I’m actually writing this post on my iPhone on a bus in Iowa on my way to a corn farm.

I really have my priorities in order, right?

Tofu Soba Noodles - This quick and easy vegetarian noodle dish comes together in just 20 minutes!

No, but really, I’m having a huge blast in Iowa right now and I absolutely cannot wait to share all of my photos with you once I’m back. From wine glasses over a cozy fire to beer tastings, there’s a part of me that wants to stay in Iowa forever! Although I think I’m in need of some boots first because apparently I’m the only LA girl in flip flops here.

Tofu Soba Noodles - This quick and easy vegetarian noodle dish comes together in just 20 minutes!

But before I run around the corn fields taking pictures like a mad man, I really need to share one of my favorite weeknight meals. It’s a super easy and simple soba noodle dish that comes together in just 20 minutes! And with a tangy, refreshing dressing, crisp tofu cubes and crushed peanuts for that added crunch, you won’t be missing the meat in this protein-packed dish at all!

Tofu Soba Noodles

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Yield 4

4

Tofu Soba Noodles

This quick and easy vegetarian noodle dish comes together in just 20 minutes - perfect for those busy weeknights!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound soba
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (14-ounce) package firm tofu, cubed
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Crushed peanuts, for serving
  • Sriracha, for serving

Instructions

  • In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles according to package instructions. Rinse under cold water and drain; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar and sesame seeds; set aside.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add tofu and cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes; set aside. Add cabbage, garlic and ginger to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 1-2 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine noodles, rice wine vinegar mixture, tofu, cabbage and green onions.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with peanuts and Sriracha, if desired.
http://damndelicious.net/2013/10/09/tofu-soba-noodles/


Comments

  1. says

    I’ve been following your IG feed and it looks like you guys are having a blast! Lucky girls!!

    I’ve never wanted soba noodles as much as I want them right now… that bowl just screams EAT ME! :-)

  2. says

    Chung-Ah, this is fab! Love the soba, which my kiddos inhale! And, I love tofu. Being an LA girl all my life, I came to MN in flip flops and quickly – very quickly- went shopping for boots ;). I sure miss flip slops year-round. I recently finally threw out my very old Bruins sandals, so sad.

  3. anne says

    Since there isn’t any instruction on drying out the tofu can I assume that you can take it out of the water it’s in and plop it right in a pan? No draining/drying necessary?

    • Chung-Ah says

      Yes, no draining or drying necessary. I find it too tedious and time-consuming so I just throw it in the pan until it gets nice and crisp.

  4. Hedy says

    I just made this for my husband (a chef) and I and it was delicious and SUPER easy!!! He loved it, I loved it, and I even have some leftover for lunch tomorrow! Thanks!!!

  5. Linda says

    I have everything for this recipe except the cabbage. Can I just leave it out? I have some spinach–would that work?

  6. Shireen says

    Looks good! But how do you get the tofu to maintain their cube shape? Whenever I attempt to cook tofu, it always falls to pieces ;-(

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *