Ginger Citrus Soba & Snow Peas

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I realize I posted soba noodles only a few weeks ago, but I’m back with more. This time, they’re stir fried in a sweet, tangy orange-ginger soy sauce with some crunchy snow peas and edamame.

While that one was best served cold, this one is best piping hot. And aside from the tedious task of cleaning the snow peas, this comes together rather quickly.

ginger-citrus soba noodles /


ginger citrus soba & snow peas

Serves: serves 2 as a main dish, 3-4 as a side
  • 4 ounces soba noodles (100% buckwheat soba if gluten free. If not I prefer this kind.)
  • 1 cup snow peas (trim & peel the string off the side)
  • 1 cup edamame (frozen is ok, thaw before using)
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • olive oil, for the pan
  • extra orange & lime wedges to squeeze in at the end
  • a few teaspoons of sesame seeds, for garnish
  • juice from approximately ½ of an orange (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce)
  • ½ teaspoon sriracha (more if you like it spicier)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  1. Whisk sauce ingredients together.
  2. Cook noodles in boiling salted water for 8-10 minutes.
  3. While the noodles are cooking, heat a large skillet with just a bit of olive oil. Once the pan is hot, (the first snow pea should sizzle when it hits), add snow peas and a pinch of salt, stir fry for few minutes, until tender and they get a slight char on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside. Turn off the heat and let the pan cool down for a few minutes.
  4. While the (same) pan is off but still a little hot, (stand back, it might smoke a little) and pour in the sauce. Let it bubble just a little bit. Stir continuously as it thickens, about 2-3 minutes. (turn the heat back on to low if the pan has cooled too much). The sauce should reduce and become slightly syrup-ey. Don't let it burn or reduce too much.
  5. Add the noodles, snow peas and edamame to the pan. Stir to mix everything together with the sauce. Add a good squeeze of lime, and cook a few minutes more. Taste & adjust. If necessary, add more soy sauce, another squeeze of orange or lime, perhaps more sriracha if you want more heat. Top with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil, scallions & sesame seeds.

Use 100% buckwheat soba if gluten free. If not I prefer this kind.


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  1. Eileen from

    This is such a pretty plate–and what a great way to eat as many new season peas as possible! 🙂

  2. Lindsey from

    what a quick and simple recipe! i love buckwheat soba noodles, so this is perfect.

  3. These look incredible. I went through a phase in my early 20s when all I did was make stir fry. Now, it is difficult to even think about making anything that resembles stir fry, but this sounds so yummy. I think I might need to get past my stir fry ban and try these soba noodles out.

    Quinn Cooper Style

    • jeanine

      Ha, I know I went through that phase too… I would throw every veggie and the kitchen sink in. This isn’t as much of a stir fry as it is just reducing the sauce in the pan and adding the noodles to it…

  4. inge

    sobanoodles also nice with pickled ginger …

    • jeanine

      yes, I adore pickled ginger!

  5. Melting_pot from

    That looks amazing. I cooked couscous in a mixture of water and orange juice yesterday… I wonder if you could do the same with noodles…?

    • jeanine

      Thanks! I’m not sure how that would work.

  6. This is something I could happily eat every day. What fantastic flavors!

  7. Sarah from

    Soba noodles, for me, need sweet partners, to point out the bitter, earthy flavours of the buckwheat. I think sweet snow peas, and cirtus would be the perfect paring. This looks DELICIOUS.

  8. Shannon from

    My favorite soba noodles at the moment are tossed in fresh lemon juice and chopped garlic with just a hint of cilantro!

  9. Alanna from

    This looks incredible! I love the way you put flavors together. I’ve never had warm, stir-fried soba noodles before – sounds just delicious. Love your photos, as always. 🙂

  10. Becky from

    This looks delicious! I especially love the sauce.

  11. Kathryn from

    Soba noodles are pretty much my favourite kind and this dish sounds just perfect.

  12. Kelly from

    This looks amazing! I simple love all the flavors! 🙂

  13. Chloe

    Gorgeous photos! However, it doesn’t look like those are snap peas – they’re, in fact, snow peas. Snap peas are fatter and have sweet little peas in them. These are flat and yes, need the string peeled down the side before eating. Just thought you’d like to know 🙂

    • jeanine

      oh, you’re right, oops! Thanks so much for pointing that out!

  14. Faith from

    Your photography is simply gorgeous! This dish looks wonderful and perfect for Spring.

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