WOW! What a busy week it has been! Meetings, appointments, and special events have left my evenings with little time to put together a delicious, healthy meal. GOOD news! You don’t need a ton of time to make these Sesame Noodles with Fresh Vegetables! In just a few minutes, and by combining just a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, you can throw this together! I love how light and flavorful the sauce is. I also like the fact I can throw in any veggies I need to use up or veggies that I am craving for that day! The possibilities are endless…This may contain affiliate links
Here’s what you need:
- 4-6 ounces of soba noodles
- 1 cup green beans, ends cut off
- 1 cup pea shoots or your choice (snow peas, snap peas, etc…)
- 1/2 cup scallions/ green onions- chopped
- *optional- carrots, red peppers, baby corn, etc…
- Salt and Pepper to taste
For the sauce
- 3 tablespoons of tamari ( this is gluten-free soy sauce.you can use regular or low-sodium soy sauce if you choose)
- 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of Mirin (this is sweetened sake used for cooking)
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon of ground ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
Here’s what you do:
1. First, chop all the vegetables into approximately 2 1/2 inch long pieces.
2. Next, start to boil your rice noodles according to the directions on the package. They will usually take about eight minutes to cook.
3. After about five minutes or so, add all the veggies into the boiling water and let boil for the last 3-5 minutes.
Drain the water when finished cooking.
5. While the noodles are boiling, whisk all the ingredients of the sauce together, and pour into the noodle and veggie mixture and stir.
6. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve!
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