Monday Night Spicy Soba Noodles (Gluten-Free & Vegan Option Included)

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When it comes to gluten-free noodles, Soba (buckwheat noodles) are my favourite. They have a firm texture, and a nutty flavour, not to mention the noodles are nutritionally packed in comparison to other gluten-free noodles. Initially, when I made this recipe, I used chicken, but today I have adapted this amazing noodle dish to a vegan recipe so everyone can enjoy it. In addition, I made a spectacular sauce that will make you drool, tying everything together perfectly. For Monday night dinner, I love this spicy soba noodle dish because I can have it on the table in less than 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. soba noodles, cooked per package directions. Please note that not all soba noodles are GF
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. GF miso paste
  • 1 Tbsp. cashew or peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground chicken or pork *(for a vegan option, see below)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 hot chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped (omit if making for younger children)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, I prefer Thai basil
  • 4 green onions, sliced plus some for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds, black or white
  • * For vegan option substitute chicken for; 12 oz. GF vegan burgers, broken down into small pieces or 350 g (12 oz.) extra firm GF tofu, cut into cubes
  • Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together tamari sauce, rice vinegar, miso paste, cashew butter, maple syrup, garlic and cinnamon
  • Heat a large wok or skillet over medium heat. Add sesame oil and the chicken. Cook until no longer pink. About 5 minutes. If making vegan option, stir-fry tofu or vegan burger until golden. Continue to the next step
  • Add bell pepper, ginger and hot chili pepper and stir-fry for 5 more minutes. Add sauce mixture and basil and cook until the sauce starts to thicken. About 2 minutes. Gently stir in green onions and cooked noodles making sure the noodles are well coated with the sauce
  • To serve, top with sesame seeds, green onions and fresh basil


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