Soba Noodles and Zoodles with Tofu
Soba noodles, sesame baked tofu, and zoodles make up this colorful noodle bowl. Stir in a spicy peanut sauce to make the flavors come alive.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 bowls 1x
- Category: Vegetarian
- Method: Bowl
- Cuisine: Asian
- 1 zucchini squash
- 3-ounce package of soba noodles
- 1/2 cup carrot slices
- 1/2 pound sesame baked tofu
- 2 Tablespoons of spicy peanut sauce
- Prepare the sesame baked tofu and spicy peanut sauce ahead of time.
- Boil the soba noodles for 5 minutes.
- While the noodles are boiling, spiralize the zucchini and chop the baked tofu into small pieces.
- Drain the cooked noodles in a colander or sieve.
- Put the cooked noodles into the bowls. There’s no need to rinse soba noodles.
- Add half of the zoodles, half of the carrots, and half of the tofu into each bowl.
- Put about two tablespoons of spicy peanut sauce into each bowl, stir a little, and serve.
- The cook time does not include the time to make the sesame baked tofu, which takes about an hour. The spicy peanut sauce takes about 15 – 20 minutes.
- I recommend that you make the sesame baked tofu and spicy peanut sauce ahead of time. If you do that, this is a quick meal.
- If you’re not a fan of tofu, try it with shrimp or chicken in place of tofu.
- The nutrition label assumes that the spicy peanut sauce is made with regular soy sauce. Our peanut sauce is lower in sodium because it’s made with low-sodium soy sauce.
- You don’t need to rinse soba noodles after cooking or add any oil to them.
- If you refrigerate the peanut sauce, you might need to thin it before using it. Transfer about two tablespoons of sauce per serving into a small bowl and add a splash of hot water, mixing constantly.
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