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Sweet/Spicy Scallion Ginger Soba Noodles

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, noodles!  they're my happy food.  noodles with a sweet and spicy ginger scallion sauce?  in the eloquent words of rachel zoe:  i die.  that's right, i love these noodles like zoe loves chanel!  it's huge.  and i think you will too, especially on those nights when you barely have the energy to make toast but want something totally yummy and satisfying.  guaranteed to please and just a tiny bit more work than spaghetti, i promise.  lastly: this dish is healthy.  I KNOW!!!!!   {more after the jump}


1 1/2 cups thinly slices scallions

2 12 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

2 tablespoons raw honey

2+ teaspoons siracha

2 tablespoons ponzu

2 tablespoons tamari

juice from 1/2 lime

1/4 teaspoon sea salt (more or less to taste)

(1) 9 oz pack of soba noodles

sesame seeds to garnish (optional)


- chop scallion, mince ginger and combine in a bowl with sesame oil, siracha, honey, ponzu, tamari, lime juice and sea salt.  set aside to marinate while you cook your noodles.

- bring a large pot of water to a boil and add noodles (follow package instrauctions for length of cooking time of noodles)

- drain cooked noodles in a colander and rinse under cold water until noodles are completely cooled

-  dry noodles as much as possible and combine with sauce in a large serving bowl

- adjust to taste- i added a bit more siracha but would also recommend chili oil, or chopped jalapeno peppers for the brave!  

- garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy!

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Reader Comments (8)

Yum! This looks like such a great spin on a lazy weeknight meal -- have you been able to find specialty ingredients like ponzu or tamari at a typical grocery store, Trader Joe's or the like?

03/13/13 | 8:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterLiz {What Dress Code?}

hi liz! yes, absolutely! in the asian section of any regular grocery store you'll be able to find ponzu and if not tarari then soy sauce for sure!

03/13/13 | 8:49 AM | Registered Commentersarah yates

I love all things noodle... the hubby and I must try this!

03/13/13 | 12:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterEmily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom

Soba noodles are so delicious, I always keep some in my pantry for a quick weeknight meal like this. They are unusual enough to seem special, but are still comforting and familiar. Great recipe.

03/13/13 | 1:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterCapella

This looks like a total must try and totally delicious!

03/14/13 | 10:6 AM | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Hi Sarah! I absolutely love your blog. It makes my day when I see a new one up in my email! I, like you, do not eat meat or dairy, or any animal products, and this looks simply delicious! I also have a favorite go-to sauce I use for my soba noodles-- 1Tblsp tamari 1Tblsp peanut butter, 2tsp Sriracha. I use an organic peanut butter with the only ingredient being peanuts. My husband loves this sauce. And you can add almost any vegetable with this dish.

03/14/13 | 12:2 PM | Unregistered CommenterKari B.

Love this! Linking back to this post in an upcoming FFC post :)

03/16/13 | 11:7 AM | Unregistered Commentermarla

so happy you all like this!

@kari b, i have a similar peanut sauce that i adore! will be posting a recipe using it soon! :)

03/16/13 | 2:16 PM | Registered Commentersarah yates

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