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I’m admittedly obsessed with Mediterranean and Mexican food. Anyone else with me? I wish I had giant deliveries of chickpeas, guac, hummus, tacos, and falafel to my apartment every day (#goals, amiright?!).
But these peanut soba noodles were born out of my odd (and very strong) craving for Asian food lately. What?! I went from chickpeas –> sushi real quick. Oh well, we’re going with the flow.
I’m not sure what sparked these cravings, but I can’t get vegetable sushi and peanut-soy noodles and General Tso’s chickpeas (SO GOOD) off the brain. Maybe it’s the distinct sweet-and-salty combo in most Asian foods that’s so addicting. Whatever it is, I want it. Every meal.
I’ve never been huge on Asian takeout because I feel like I have to take a 348230-hour nap after finishing it. It is so heavy; I’m not too keen on thick, too-sweet sauces. Plus, most of it is fried or sautéed in a gallon of (heavily processed) oil. Nah, son, I’m good.
Solution to curb Asian food cravings? Make it at home, of course!
This was the first time I’ve ever made buckwheat soba noodles, and I already want to go buy more! They’re made with buckwheat flour, which is high in fiber and protein with a nutty flavor. Tossed with a bunch of fresh, crisp vegetables and an ah-mazing peanut sauce, these noodles make a hearty, nutritious meal.
THE SAUCE. Let’s just talk about it for a hot second. It’s not like the sauce on your typical takeout noodles that weighs you down for hours; I swear the sauce to noodle ratio is so off most of the time. I like to actually enjoy my noodles, thank you very much.
The spicy peanut sauce is infused with a little jalapeño for a kick of spice? but it’s full of peanutty flavor to balance it out. It’s the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and spicy! It’s also a light sauce, so you get all the flavor you want without feeling super blah after eating.
I stocked up on everything I needed for this recipe thanks to LuckyVitamin! If you haven’t checked out their website, you NEED to go take a look. I was able to snag some buckwheat soba noodles, coconut aminos, organic peanut butter, and peanuts for this recipe. I also got to try some goodies that are hard to find in my local grocery stores, including the Vegan Egg (SO excited for this one), BBQ jackfruit, and quinoa pasta.
Who’s coming over to eat all this with me?!
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I’m really excited that these noodles are sitting in my fridge for me to enjoy all throughout the week so I can satisfy those Asian food cravings. I suspect that I’ll be wanting all the falafel and guac and tortillas in no time, but we’ll enjoy these noodles until then. ?
I know you guys love quick, easy meals, so I know you’ll love these 15-minute peanut soba noodles! It’s the perfect dish to make when you get home at 7:30 p.m. starving and hangry (trust me, been there – not fun). The noodles are hearty and satisfying, the fresh vegetables give it some crunch and nutrition, and the peanut sauce is perfectly sweet-and-salty.
If you try out these noodles, let me know how you like them – snap a pic and tag #emilieeats on Instagram. Be sure to check out LuckyVitamin to get all the ingredients for this recipe, plus so many other healthy goodies!
What cuisine do you crave the most? What’s your favorite Asian dish?
- 1 8-ounce package soba noodles
- ½ jalapeno, seeds removed
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (about 2 cloves)
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon Sriracha (optional)
- 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
- For garnish: chopped peanuts, sliced green onions, chopped cilantro
- Cook noodles according to package directions.
- While the noodles are cooking, prepare sauce. In a blender or food processor, add jalapeño, peanut butter, coconut aminos, vinegar, agave, garlic, ginger, and Sriracha. Blend until smooth.
- Drain noodles; place in a large bowl. Add sliced bell pepper, carrots, and cabbage; toss to combine.
- Pour peanut sauce over the noodles; toss until noodles are fully coated.
- Garnish with chopped peanuts and sliced green onions or cilantro. Serve cold.
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