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Soba Noodles with Tahini

Soba Noodles with Tahini

You will be amazed by how easy it is to make these incredibly flavourful soba noodles with tahini. And the joy doesn't stop there! They're also super healthy and quick to make. These noodles will cover all your lunch needs forever.

Well, forever might be a long time. But I'll do say that I will be forever excited about all the good stuff that's in this recipe. We are going for quality over quantity in this bowl and soon you will see why. 

First of all, we are using soba noodles. Probably, my all-time favourite noodles for many reasons. Soba noodles are easy to cook and you can find them at any supermarket. Also, they are made from buckwheat instead of wheat flour, this gives soba noodles advantage nutrition-wise, they add plant-based protein to your meal and are a good gluten-free option. 

Our next ingredient, the star of this show, brussels sprouts. And before you dare close that browser because you dislike brussels sprouts so much, let me say something. brussels sprouts don't taste awful, they are just not cooked properly. The trick is to not overcook them, that's when they become very bitter and unpleasant. 

soba noodles with tahini ingredients

I love brussels sprouts and they have always been a big part of my diet. So, when I realised it is actually a thing that people don't like them I was really surprised. This recipe is my intent to give brussels sprouts a second chance in the world of delicious food. 

I wanted to add these hearty veggies to this soba noodles with tahini because of all the incredible health benefits they provide. They're rich in vitamin C, K, A, and B6. You get copper, potassium and manganese among other minerals. And brussels sprouts are low carb and low calories while containing a large amount of filling fibre. 

When we mix and match all these nutrients the health benefits we end up getting are incredible. Here are some to name a few: 

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Lower inflammation 
  • Improve bone strength 
  • Help maintain blood sugar levels steady
  • Increase your metabolism
  • Boost your immune system 
  • Help heal wounds 
  • Balance hormone levels
  • Help with blood clotting 
  • Improve digestion 
  • Help take care of skin and eyes

brussel sprouts

As you can see, packing up on Brussels sprouts is an easy way to pack on nutrients and stay healthy. So adding Brussels sprouts would do de trick in adding nutrients to our meal. One ingredient doing wonders, quality over quantity! 

Finally, we are seasoning our soba noodles with tahini dressing that we are making from scratch. We are adding cashew nuts to make the dressing slightly thicker so every noodle and every sprout is covered. In every bite, you will get the delicious taste of this dressing. 

These soba noodles with tahini are perfect for lunch or dinner. You can have it hot or cold, by yourself or with family and friends. What ever you choose, you can be sure this recipe will deliver a whole bunch of nutrients in the most delicious way!  

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Ingredients
6
Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Olives

Ingredients

For the soba noodles

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts (cleaned and quartered)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 12 oz soba noodles

For the sauce

  • 2 dashes black pepper (ground) (optional)
  • ½ cup cashew nuts (roasted)
  • ½ tsp dried smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsps nutritional yeast
  • 1½ tsps sea salt
  • 2 tbsps tahini
  • 1 cup water

For the garnish

  • 1 tsp roasted sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook the soba noodles according to the package instructions al dente for 2-4 minutes, immediately after cooking wash in cold/ice water and set aside.
  2. Use a skillet and heat up the olive oil ,add the sliced brussels sprouts and sautee them while stirring frequently, for about 4 to 5 minutes, until slightly soft but still bright green. If they are still a bit too hard, add a bit of water and cook until soft and the water is gone.
  3. Add the sauce ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Toss the noodles wit the brussels sprouts and serve it with some sauce on top.
  5. If you prefer the sauce being hot, just heat it up in a pot before serving and adjust taste, enjoy!

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