If you’re looking for something easy to make, but yummy and healthy at the same time, try out this dish! I assure you that you will not be sorry, unless you don’t like peanut butter or peanut sauce, but in that case I seriously think that you are crazy because how could anyone not like peanut butter?!
This morning, when Zara was supposed to be doing her History notes (sorry Elisa!!), she ended up on The Gracious Pantry as she is severely obsessed with this website and all its clean-eating recipes for dessert and main meals. She needed an idea of what to make for lunch anyway (her distraction was totally justified, you see)! While looking through some of the older recipes on the website, she came across this Clean Eating Chicken and Brocolli Soba Noodles recipe that seemed easy enough to make and definitely appealed to the peanut-butter-crazy girl that Zara is.
However, some adjustments had to be made to the recipe as Zara is a herbivore and would rather name chickens than eat them. Also, she did not have some of the ingredients for the peanut sauce as stated in the recipe, so she browsed through several other peanut sauce recipes before finding one that did not require so many ingredients on cooks.com
After some tinkering with both recipes, voila! We have a recipe that is both yummy, healthy and filling at the same time!
Tofu, Broccoli, Mushroom Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Inspiration drawn from the The Gracious Pantry and Peanut Sauce recipe adapted from cooks.com
Makes 1 serving
1 serving of uncooked soba noodles
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1/2 block firm tofu
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, washed
1 tbsp creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 clove garlic, chopped/minced
1/4 cup water
Bring a pot of water to boil. Boil noodles, broccoli, tofu and mushrooms together, for approximately 8-10 minutes (time will vary depending on what ingredients you choose to cook). Mushrooms should be soft but still firm. After ensuring that all ingredients are thoroughly cooked, drain the excess water and serve all ingredients on a wide plate.
Combine all ingredients needed for peanut sauce in a bowl and microwave on high heat for 1 minute. After a minute, stir the peanut sauce to ensure that the ingredients are combined.
Combine noodles and peanut sauce, toss noodles to ensure that sauce has been evenly spread out.
Tofu, Broccoli and Mushrooms Soba Noodles
This dish is definitely convenient, speedy and really easy to make, even for someone as clumsy as me (well i did spill some peanut sauce on the kitchen floor). If you are one who likes their dishes thoroughly coated with sauce or gravy, you might want to double the amount of peanut sauce in order to ensure that the noodles are sufficiently coated with the sauce! I found that the amount I got from that 1 serving of peanut sauce was just enough to lightly coat the noodles and vegetables, ensuring that the dish would not taste like I had dumped an entire jar of peanut butter on it, and that the delicate taste of the soba as well as the crunch of the broccoli was still evident. The Soba noodles can be sustituted with any type of noodles of your choice, and if you’re a omnivore, you can susbtitue the tofu/mushrooms with any meat 🙂
You could also pack this into a lunchbox to bring to school for lunch. But be sure to separate the noodles from the sauce so that the noodles don’t become soggy!
Do leave a comment on what you think about this yummy recipe! 🙂
We hope that you enjoy your holidays!