almond soba noodles with cauliflower.

9 Nov

I haven’t posted a recipe in quite a while. This is a good one to return to since roasting vegetables has become my favorite thing. It’s a simple and delicious way to eat your veggies. Sometimes I just roast up a big batch and eat them for the next week in pita, on pasta, mixed with egg and fried, etc.

This recipe is basically the easiest to thing to make but sounds really exotic. A super easy way to impress your friends or just make a super healthy meal that doesn’t require much skill. Plus it’s vegan!

soba noodles

Almond Buckwheat Soba Noodles with Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe basically involves three steps: roasting the cauliflower, cooking the noodles, and mixing the sauce.

Ingredients
1 big head of cauliflower
3 tsp olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper
pinch of dried basil (optional)
1 pkg buckwheat soba noodles
½ cup almond butter
2 tbsp curry paste*
2 tbsp lime (or lemon) juice
pinch of salt
hot water
½ cup slivered almonds 

Wash cauliflower and cut into bite-sized pieces.

Lay out on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, plus a pinch of salt, pepper, and dried basil if you have it. Cover sheet with aluminum or (to eliminate waste) with a second baking sheet. Bake covered for 10 minutes.

Cover sheet with aluminum or (to eliminate waste) with a second baking sheet. Bake covered for 10 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes. When this is finished stir cauliflower and bake again until browned on the edges, about 10 minutes.

While cauliflower is baking, make the noodles and sauce. Cook soba noodles according to package instructions (don’t over cook!). Make the sauce: mash curry paste, lime juice, and salt into almond butter. Add hot water a tablespoonful at a time until the sauce is the consistency of heavy cream.

soba noodles

Empty the drained noodles into a bowl and toss with sauce, cauliflower, and slivered almonds. Eat.

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2 Responses to “almond soba noodles with cauliflower.”

  1. Steph November 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    OH my goodness sounds divine! I heard that buckwheat noodles are really high in protein too.

    • Lorraine November 10, 2010 at 11:06 am #

      It’s pretty high, 6g/serving for the ones I used.

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