Here’s an array of vegan soba noodle recipes, featuring the robust Japanese noodle made with buckwheat flour. Whether in stir-fries, soups, or cold dishes, soba noodles are a delectable element in Asian-style dishes.
One of the most relished of the traditional foods of Japan, soba noodles (also known as buckwheat noodles, are so immensely popular in their land of origin. Soba shops are a common sight in Japanese cities— small eateries serving specialties made with these beloved noodles. See more about why soba is the quintessential Japanese noodle and explore further in this site’s Guide to Soba Noodles.
Though they’re dark and robust, soba noodles have a smooth texture, unlike many whole-grain pastas. Thin and spaghetti-shaped, the buckwheat flour content in the noodles varies, from as much as 80 percent to as little as 20 percent. The packages state the proportion.
Soba noodles are cooked just like ordinary pasta — in a roomy pot in plenty of steadily simmering water. They take approximately 5 to 7 minutes to cook. Best to follow package directions, just as you would any other type of pasta or noodle variety. Thanks to the talented bloggers who participated in this roundup, with permission to use their tempting photos.
Soba noodle stir-fries
Stir-Fried Soba Noodles with Tofu and Green Vegetables: Stir-fried soba noodles with tofu, broccoli, green peas, mushrooms, and snow peas make a quick, light dinner.
Stir-Fried Soba Noodles with Corn and Cabbage: This tasty Asian-inspired dish of stir-fried soba noodles, featuring plenty of cabbage and corn teams especially well with tofu dishes.
Green Goodness Vegetable Lo Mein: It’s so easy to make vegetable lo mein, a Chinese restaurant favorite, and this homemade version is filled with green goodness.
Sesame Soba Noodles with Leafy Greens: An Asian-flavored dish of sesame soba noodles is laced through with collard greens (or lacinato kale) and flavored with a triple dose of sesame — tahini, seeds, and oil.
Easy Vegetable Lo Mein: From Vegan Huggs, another interpretation of lo mein in a delicious, one-pan meal that is done in 30 minutes or less. You’ll get a plateful of veggies and chewy, silky noodles that are covered in a scrumptious umami-flavored stir-fry sauce — it hits the spot ALL the time! This can actually be made with any kind of long noodle, but it’s especially hearty with soba.
Soba Noodle Stir-Fry (15-Minute Recipe!): From Veggie Inspired, this is a super quick and easy dish perfect for a weeknight meal. Customizable with any veggies you have on hand.
Kale and Soba with Garlic Butter Mushrooms: From Frugal Nutrition, this dish is easy, fast, and absolutely amazing! Miyokos ‘butter’ helps these mushrooms become the star of the show, paired with flavorful buckwheat noodles for great texture and a nice dose of fiber.
Sweet and Sour Soba Noodles with Asparagus: Embellished with with asparagus and fresh tomatoes, this makes a lovely spring or early summer dinner dish.
Soba Noodle Soups
Asian Noodle Soup with Tofu, Greens, & Shiitake Mushrooms: When you want to warm up quickly, here’s an Asian noodle soup that’s ready from start to finish in 30 minutes or less. Filled with greens, tofu, and shiitake mushrooms, it’s a lively first course.
Vegan Soba Noodle Soup with Tofu: From Where is My Spoon, a quick vegan soba noodle soup with tofu, miso, kale, and carrots to keep you warm on a rainy day.
Cold soba noodle dishes
Peanut Satay Soba Noodles with Cucumber: Peanut satay soba noodles is a dish that comes together quickly and is a perfect main dish for a warm weather meal with simply prepared tofu or tempeh.
Quick Asian Noodle Salad: From Simple Bites, this noodle salad, enveloped in a simple dressing, is full of flavor and takes only 20 minutes to prepare.