Sesame Basil Soba Noodles
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Recipe type: noodles
Serves: serves 2 as a big side
  • 4-6 ounces soba noodles
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¾ cup fresh peas
  • 1 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce), more to taste
  • 1 packed cup fresh basil
  • ¼ - ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • big squeeze of lemon
  1. Cook the soba noodles according to the package directions (usually around 6-9 minutes). When they're done cooking, scoop out the soba noodles, leaving the water boiling for your peas. Drain the noodles and lightly rinse them. Place them in a large bowl and toss with the sesame oil. Set aside.
  2. Prepare a bowl of ice water and place it near your boiling pot of water. Boil the peas for about 1 minute, then drain and place into the ice water. Drain them well, then toss them into the bowl with the noodles.
  3. To your bowl, add tamari, basil, cheese, red pepper flakes and freshly ground black pepper. Toss and add more tamari to taste, squeezes of lemon and another grating of cheese.
This is a great side dish for fish (sesame crusted tuna or salmon).

To add veggie protein: use edamame instead of peas, or baked tofu.

If you skip the cheese: add toasted sesame seeds and diced avocado

To make this gluten free, use 100% buckwheat soba noodles or brown rice noodles. My favorite brand right now is King Soba because the texture of their noodles is perfect. Also, be sure to use tamari and not soy sauce.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at