Spring Soba Stir Fry

Wow, what a weekend! I realize it’s Tuesday, just kidding, it’s Wednesday. See, how messed up my schedule is? Either way, Expo West ended up being a lot of fun. I met some amazing bloggers, tasted some great products and overall had a good time checking everything out. But, right now I’m going through VYA Post-Expo syndrome; meaning, after eating samples all day for three or four days, cooking has become “inconvenient”. Ridiculous, right?

This means, that I’m gettin’ back into the groove of things this week; starting with this super easy recipe that uses Spring produce and great Asian flavors. I always recommend stir fries and sautes to people who are just getting into (vegan) cooking. It’s really easy to go by taste and looks with these types of dishes because there’s not a lot of chemistry involved, unlike baking.

In this case, we have some crunchy snap peas, fresh asparagus and a salty-sweet Hoisin sauce; combine that with only a couple more ingredients and BAM! You have dinner. Don’t you love it, when food is that easy?

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Spring Soba Stir Fry

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Serves: 2

Simple and delicious weeknight dinner idea, Spring Soba Stir Fry!
Ingredients
  • Water/Broth
  • ⅔ C. White Onion, Sliced into thin crescents
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 C. Asparagus, Chopped
  • 1½ C. Sugar Snap Peas
  • 2 C. Baby Bella Mushrooms, Sliced ¼" thick
  • ½ C. Water Chestnuts, Sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. Roasted Peanuts
  • ⅓ C. Vegan Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Liquid Aminos
  • 1 tsp. Chili Paste
  • 1 bundle/3.5 oz. Dried Soba Noodles
  • Water for boiling
Instructions
  1. Line a medium to large pan with a thin layer of water or veggie broth and put it over medium heat.
  2. Once hot, simmer the onions and garlic in it until the onions start to turn clear.
  3. Then add the asparagus, snap peas, and baby bellas into the pan; sauteing together until mushrooms reduce in size and become softer.
  4. Get a pot ready on the stove, filled with 1 Qt. or so of water. Bring it to a boil, add the soba noodles in and follow cooking directions. (they usually cook for 5-6 minutes)
  5. Add the water chestnuts, peanuts, Hoisin, rice vinegar, liquid aminos and chili paste to the veggies in the pan.
  6. Reduce heat to Low and stir everything up so that it is evenly coated.
  7. Once the noodles are done cooking, drain them and rinse them with cool water for a few seconds, then drain again.
  8. Add the veggie/hoisin mixture to the noodles and toss together. Then divide amongst two bowls and sprinkle with sesame seeds and sriracha! (of course the last two are optional)

I love eating Asian-inspired dishes, because it gives me an excuse to break out the chopsticks! Now to find some cool, metal ones; they’re my favorite. :D

13 Comments

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13 Responses to Spring Soba Stir Fry

  1. nat

    do you have a favorite soba brand? i tried one that was just okayyyyy and didn’t really impress me much. this recipe looks AMAZING and with this ridiculous bay area spring weather i think i need to make it this week :)

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Honestly, I bought my soba noodles from a random Japanese store in a mall a few months ago. I like them quite a bit, though!

  2. I’ve been seeing that sauce on many blogs! Now I am on the look-out for it!

  3. This looks so good right now!

  4. Looks amazing. I love soba noodles.

    janet

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Thank you, Janet! I also love soba noodles. Come summertime, I’ll need to make a cold noodle recipe!

  5. I love all your recipes! Can’t wait to try this one! I also added you to my favorite veggie blogs list on my website :D

  6. Hoisin sauce is so versatile and brightens up a dish.

  7. I’ve never tried hoisin sauce but I love soba noodles and Asian inspired dishes. I love your chopsticks, very cool!

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Thank you! I have a few different pairs of them, but I’d really like to get some metal ones!

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