Nutrient rich soba noodles smothered in creamy, delicious peanut sauce and tossed with fresh vegetables and Thai basil for a tasty and healthy main dish.
Few things are as comforting as a big bowl of noodles. Slather those noodles in peanut sauce and its basically like a warm, delicious hug. It’s naturally vegan without even trying too! I went for vegetarian and then realized the recipe was full on vegan by accident but still manages to be incredibly filling and chock full of plant based protein.
This tasty vegan one dish dinner is rich and filling with all kinds of nutritious ingredients and healthy fats. My version of soba noodles with peanut sauce is inspired by a sinfully good looking picture on Pinch of Yum that practically had me drooling.
I shared my peanut sauce recipe a few weeks ago, but it has been floating around this site being used in borth this and a few other recipes over the years. It’s seriously delicious people. It took quite a few tries to master the art of peanut sauce making, but the end result was worth the effort. I’ve been making it this way for the last 5 years so it’s vetted and pairs perfectly with the soba noodles and veggies in this dish.
Why should I make this recipe?
If you’re looking for a light vegetarian meal that’s absolutely loaded with nutrition but bursting with flavor, this is it. Plus, it’s a protein powerhouse with protein coming from three source, the peanut butter, the soba noodles, and the edamame. For more information on how nutritious soba noodles are, Dr. Axe has a good article on this.
Sure, it isn’t low carb but I don’t really care. Paleo shmaleo. Keeto shmeeto. This recipe is full of all kinds of healthy ingredients. Red peppers have over three times the amount of Vitamin C as oranges have.
In addition to being high protein and healthy, its so incredibly creamy and delicious! Like so tasty with just the right level of spice, crunchy texture of veggies, and freshness from the herbs. Plus, kids like it too! My niece and nephew gobbled it up and they’re picky little buggers.
Soba noodles with peanut sauce can be eaten hot or cold making it the perfect lunch to take on the go. I like it better hot, but the next day when the flavors have melded, it’s great chilled or at room temperature.
And did I mention how easy it is?
There are so many shortcuts in this recipe between using raw veggies, cooking the peanut sauce while the noodles cook and boiling the edamame with the noodles. …