Plant-Based Spicy Soba Noodles with Creamy Peanut Sauce
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This recipe makes a double batch of peanut sauce. It will store in the refrigerator for up to a week. To save on time, you can prepare the peanut sauce and steam the vegetables while the noodles cook.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 3 servings
Plant-Based Peanut Sauce
  • 1¾ cup full-fat canned coconut milk (about one 14-ounce can)
  • 1⁄3 cup peanut butter (can sub almond butter or sunflower seed butter, for nut-free)
  • 2½ tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoon shoyu or light Chinese soy sauce, or to taste (can sub gluten-free tamari, if needed)
  • ½ teaspoon curry paste
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Garden Soba Noodles
  • 1 (8-ounce) package buckwheat soba noodles (may sub udon noodles or use gluten-free soba, if needed)
  • 5 cups mixed vegetables (broccoli, red bell pepper, carrots, zuchinni, etc), chopped small
  • 1 cup plant-based peanut sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic or ginger, minced
  • Pinch sea salt, or to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Black and white sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
Plant-Based Peanut Sauce
  1. Put the coconut milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, shoyu or soy sauce, curry paste, and crushed red pepper in your blender. Blend until smooth.
Garden Soba Noodles
  1. Bring about 8 cups of water to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan. Add the soba noodles and cook until slightly al dente, approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. A small amount of sesame oil may be added to prevent sticking. Drain the noodles, rinse well in cold water, and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Steam the vegetables until just tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the cooked soba nodles and cooked vegetables to a serving bowl. Add the 1 cup peanut sauce, sesame oil, cilantro, crushed red pepper, garlic or ginger, sea salt, and pepper. Stir until evenly combined.
  4. Serve garnished with sesame seeds, if desired.
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