This noodle bowl recipe is one of my favorite easy lunches - feel free to pre-dress the noodles and cabbage and pack it ahead. It keeps well for a few days in the fridge.
Author: Jeanine Donofrio
Recipe type: Main dish
Cuisine: Asian, American
Serves: 2 to 3
2 tablespoons white miso paste
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari
½ tablespoon toasted sesame oil
(plus excess juice from the orange below)
1 medium orange
2 cups shredded red cabbage
3 ounces soba noodles, cooked, drained, & rinsed* (see note)
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
⅓ cup chopped scallions (about 3)
1 cup snap peas, de-stringed and chopped
8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
7 ounces baked tofu, sliced or cooked protein of choice
Handful of fresh herbs, cilantro or mint, optional
Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the miso, rice vinegar, tamari, and sesame oil until combined. Slice the segments from the orange, set aside, and squeeze the excess juice from the orange into the sauce.
Make the bowls: Divide the red cabbage among two to three bowls. Drizzle with some of the dressing and toss gently to coat. Place the cooked soba beside the cabbage in the bowls.
In a skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil and add the scallions and snap peas and cook, tossing until lightly blistered but still vibrant green, for about 2 minutes. Remove and add to the bowls.
Add more olive oil to the pan and add the mushrooms and a pinch of salt and cook until the mushrooms are tender, about 8 minutes. Divide the mushrooms among the bowls and top with the orange segments, tofu, sesame seeds, and herbs if using. Drizzle with a little of the remaining dressing and serve the rest on the side. (Note: the dressing is slightly on the salty side so a little bit goes a long way - add it to taste and save any extra for salads/bowls later in the week).
*Cook your soba noodles according to the package directions. Drain and rinse them to remove excess starches. This helps them from clumping. If they start to stick together, toss them with a little bit of sesame oil.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/sesame-orange-noodle-bowl/