Please welcome back Meatless Monday! For years I occasionally prepared Meatless Monday meals, but I recently decided to try cutting out meat every Monday. I choose not to eat meat on Mondays primarily because it gives me an opportunity to try new ingredients. For some they are, but soba noodles are not in my usual rotation. I also enjoy choosing fresher foods that are high in nutrients.
I won’t post a meatless meal every Monday, but when I come up with a good one I will surely share.
I saw many recipes for soba noodles, but they are new to me. Soba noodles come from buckwheat flour and wheat flour and are about as thick as spaghetti. Still, I was careful to stray too far from my usuals, so I put Brussels sprouts with them.
Soba Noodles with Veggies
9 oz soba noodles
1 1/2 cups very thinly sliced Brussels sprouts
1/2 cups roughly chopped kale
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp lime juice
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
fresh cracked pepper
Place soba noodles in boiling water and let simmer for 3 minutes, then drain and rinse, or cook according to package. In a sauté pan, heat vegetable oil and add garlic, Brussels sprouts, and kale. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until Brussels sprouts are tender, about 6 minutes. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, red pepper flakes, and pepper to sauté and remove from heat. Add noodles to vegetable mixture, stirring to coat noodles in sauce. Serve topped with parmesan cheese.