Cold Japanese noodles with tofu, honey and peanut dressingReviewed by our expert panel
(at time of publication)
- 120g soba noodles
- 300g firm Japanese tofu
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 tablespoons roughly chopped roasted peanuts
- 2 tablespoons reduced-salt soy sauce plus 1 teaspoon extra
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 100g asparagus (about 7 spears) or green beans, sliced
- 3 cups thinly sliced Swiss brown mushrooms
- 2 cups baby spinach
- ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
1 Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and add noodles. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until tender, then drain and run under cold water to cool. Set aside.
2 In a blender or food processor, blitz tofu, honey, 3 tablespoons of the peanuts and 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce until smooth. Add a little warm water to bring to a creamy consistency.
3 In a frying pan, heat sesame oil over medium-high. Add spring onion, garlic and asparagus or beans and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms. Cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes, until mushrooms are golden and other vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Add remaining soy sauce and chilli, if using, and stir to coat. Into a large bowl, place veges and allow to cool a few minutes.
4 Add noodles and ¾ cup of the dressing (see tips) to vegetable bowl and toss to coat noodles. Serve garnished with remaining peanuts.
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free noodles and check tofu and soy sauce are gluten free.
Make it vegan: Replace honey with maple syrup.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 16g
–Saturated fat 2g
Dietary fibre 12g
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