July 13, 2015

Meatless Monday: Broccoli and Edamame Soba Noodle Bowls

Meatless Monday: Broccoli and Edamame Soba Noodle Bowls
One of my favorite things about soba noodle bowls is that you can essentially throw whatever you have in the fridge onto a pile of cold noodles coated with some sort of sauce and it's a guaranteed hit. This bowl is inspired by Stephanie from i am a food blog, one of the most amazing food blogs I've ever come across. She has some of the most tantalizing recipes out there and her photography skills are unmatched. Every photo is as beautiful as the one before and they just add to how delicious the recipes are in the first place.

I'm sure you know (if you happen to be a reader) that I like to go vegetarian once a week for Meatless Monday. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner - all meatless. You may also know that I love noodle bowls, which is why this dish had me smiling last week when I first found it. Stephanie used just broccoli but we had some leftover edamame so I threw it into the mix. I think this noodle bowl is tasty, light, and doesn't heat up the kitchen too much on these hot summer days. 
soba noodles, edamame, broccoli, vegetarian
Broccoli and Edamame Soba Noodle Bowls
Recipe modified slightly from i am a food blog
Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 1/2 (2-oz. noodles) | PointsPlus: 7
Ingredients
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4-oz. soba noodles
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
Directions
  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and swirl to coast. Add broccoli and cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is charred. Season with salt and pepper, remove from the pan and set aside. 
  2. Cooking the soba noodles according to the package directions. While the noodles are cooking, bring a small pot of water to a boil and cook the edamame for one minute. Season with salt and pepper, drain, and set aside.
  3. Whisk together rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and garlic in a large bowl. Add in broccoli then the edamame. Drain and rinse the soba noodles and add to the bowl. Season again with salt and pepper. Toss the mixture well and divide between two bowls. Top with sesame seeds and serve!
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