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Rainbow Soba Noodle Bowls

Rainbow Soba Noodle Bowls

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Yield: 4 bowls
  • Hands On 30 mins
  • Total Time 40 mins

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Dressed in creamy peanut dressing, these warm noodles are topped with tons of crisp fresh produce. (Feel free to swap different veggies based on your family's preference.) The recipe comes from the cookbook Pretty Simple Cooking.


  • 12 ounces soba noodles
  • 6 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving (2 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 2 - inch piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups baby spinach leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/4 head red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 4 small carrots, julienned
  • 1 cucumber, julienned
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 radishes, thinly sliced
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sriracha or sambal oelek


  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain, rinse with cool water and drain again in a colander. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons soy sauce, the lime juice and toasted sesame oil; set aside.
  3. In an extra-large skillet or Dutch oven, combine broth, peanut butter, maple syrup, flour, ginger, garlic and the remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Whisk until mostly smooth. (Mixture will be thin.) Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer 2 minutes or until sauce thickens. Lower heat; stir in spinach to wilt. Remove from heat. Stir in noodles and the soy-lime juice mixture.
  4. Arrange noodles, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, green onions and radishes in 4 shallow bowls or plates. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with lime wedges and Sriracha.


  • How to Add Shrimp Season 1 pound large fresh (or thawed frozen), peeled and deveined shrimp with salt and pepper. Cook in a steamer basket, or saute in 1 tablespoon canola oil until pink and opaque, about 3 minutes.


  • *Shopping Tip Find soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles) at large supermarkets or Asian grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

(Rainbow Soba Noodle Bowls)

Servings Per Recipe 4, sugar (g) 22, Potassium (mg) 685, pro. (g) 19, calcium (mg) 189, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, fiber (g) 11, sodium (mg) 1459, cal. (kcal) 636, iron (mg) 5, Fat, total (g) 20, vit. C (mg) 61, chol. (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 16596, Monounsaturated fat (g) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 6, Folate (µg) 168, sat. fat (g) 3, Riboflavin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 101, Niacin (mg) 4

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