Meatless Monday: Spicy Peanut Noodles with Veggies

It’s not often I try a new food. Not because I don’t like trying new things, but because I’ve had most foods at least once. The last new-to-me food that I tried was tempeh…and that was a success.

Soba (buckwheat) noodles, however, not the same success. While I the flavor was okay, I did not enjoy the sodium content. I researched a few other brands, and while some were lower in sodium, they were all high…higher than your average noodle, anyways.

You win some, you lose some.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and all the rich, heavy meals of the cooler months, this meal can bring more color and nutrients to a meal that still offers plenty of comfort. I mean, noodles equal comfort…am I right?

Besides, peanut sauces are always a go. Spicy, sweet, and nutty. And simple…so simple. They can go on rices, noodles, veggies, meat – so versatile. I think this dish would be great with tofu or tempeh to keep it vegetarian, or feel free to add your favorite protein – I imagine chicken would go best.

This weekend was…so nice. So relaxing. So needed. And yet, this 2 day work week seems daunting…! Have a great week!

Be well,


  1. This looks delicious! As usual! I think I’m with Mr. P on this one, I think I’d like it warm. :)

  2. haha, I feel the same way! I get three days off in a row, yet the next two work days are just going to be soooo long, and drag on sooo much. Ugh.
    I think I had soba noodles once, but I can’t remember when, I just…remember. I had no idea they were so high in sodium! I bet you could reduce the sodium in this meal by using a PB with no added salt. I was just talking to someone about how I love peanut sauces, with peanut butter. This sounds awesome.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your week!

  4. Look delicious! ;) I loved these noodles!

  5. I always make massive batches of thai like this and freeze them. My last frozen thai chicken meal was last week. :( I was sad about it because peanut sauce is just ridiculously amazing. I suspect it’s the honey…

  6. Wow, I never noticed the sodium content of soba! I love soba noodles. I like their unique texture… I’m thinking about making miso soup tonight with them actually. I’m going to have to check out the sodium of my brand. Peanut sauces are the best though!

  7. You know, I avoided making peanut sauce for the longest time because I thought it would be too difficult. I must have been drunk because its the easiest thing ever, and SO good.
    This sounds delicious, but I would definitely use a different kind of noodles. Too much sodium makes me SO thirsty – and Im pretty sure it makes the inside of my cheeks puff up too.

  8. Why is it that when you know time off is right around the corner the few days of work draaaagggg on? I can’t wait to Thursday to have 4 days off!

    Love peanut sauce… this looks like a winner! Why do soba noodles come with a higher sodium content? I’m surprised by that.

  9. So glad you got a mental health weekend Nicole! Wouldn’t you know the time you will be in town is the week Tony is having hernia surgery, haven’t talked about it on my blog yet though. :(

  10. I bought some Soba noodles knowing that they’re higher in protein and lower in calories than regular pasta, but I didn’t notice the sodium content!

  11. I love all the veggies packed into this! Makes for a beautiful, colorful, healthy dish. Win, win, win!

  12. I really love soba, but I don’t eat it often. This is such a delicious spin to classic soba.

  13. Such a great recipe! I can’t wait to make this next week after the holidays!


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