Veggie yakisoba is one of the simplest meals I make throughout the week and it’s always a huge hit. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat and are some of the healthiest noodles you can have as they are filled with whole grains and lots of fiber and nutrients. I’ve now gone oil free (or just much LESS oil) so I will be sharing how I make it this way: I find it lighter and it allows a greater appreciation for the flavors of the veggies. Feel free to fry your veggies in oil, however, instead of water! Find out how I make this simple dish below!
1 large head Broccoli, chopped
1 large onion, minced
Small handful of scallions, chopped
1 or 2 carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 block tofu (optional), pressed and chopped into squares
1 tbsp Sriracha
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt & pepper
Red pepper flakes
1 tbsp thai chili pasta (optional)
1/2 tbsp plum sauce (optional)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1) Preheat oven to 350 F
2) Feel free to marinade your tofu in a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha and plum sauce but it is not necessary. If you’d like, simply place tofu onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, or until browned on edges, flipping halfway through.
3) While your tofu bakes, heat a pan over medium high heat. You will know its warm enough when you drop an onion slice into it and it sizzles! Pour all of your chopped veggies (except scallions!) and add very small amounts of water (we are taking a tsp here and there around the pan) to keep veggies from sticking periodically.
3) Cook soba noodles according to package!
4) While veggies cook, add your spices, Thai chili paste, soy sauce, plum sauce, and Sriracha into a small bowl and whisk together to make a sauce. Pour over veggies and allow it to simmer and heat with your vegetables.
5) Incorporate cooked yakisoba noodles into your veggie medley, allowing it to all heat evenly together. Add salt, pepper, and chili flakes to taste.
6) Add tofu to the mix when it is nice and crispy! Top with chopped scallions and an optional lime garnish! I also add black sesame seeds to mine… You don’t have to but it’s a great flavor addition.
7) Enjoy 😊