Sunday, July 12, 2009

Soba noodles with tofu and vegetables

When it's hot outside, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. The only cooking required for soba noodles with tofu and vegetables is to boil a pot of water.

bean sprouts The vegetables for this dish include thinly sliced napa cabbage, shredded carrot and bean sprouts.
cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts A soy and sesame based dressing is whisked together to go over the noodles, vegetables and cubed tofu.

soy and sesame dressing After the noodles, vegetables and tofu are thoroughly coated in the dressing, some chopped cilantro adds a finishing touch.

This dish is good warm, at room temperature or cold. I loved the combination of flavors, and especially appreciated the fact that it didn't heat up the kitchen.
soba noodles with tofu and vegetables

68 comments:

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh wow this look so light and refreshing. I am with you on not turning on the oven in the summer. I love a good summer meal:)

girlichef said...

Deeeeeeeeelicious! It just looks healthy and I can imagine the textures when taking a big bite!

Suzy said...

Looks beautiful and delish! Perfect for a summer meal. I'd love it cold..my hubby has a thing against cold pasta anything..go figure! :-)

Lisa said...

A great light vegetarian meal.

Selba said...

It looks so delicious! Soba is wonderful for summer time.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Sara! That look so yummy. I haven't figured out where to find soba noodles in my local grocery store but I'll keep looking!

Cheryl said...

Sarah that looks sooo tasty!

Sarah said...

Delicious and simple. Simply beautiful.

Maris said...

This looks so fresh and healthy - nice summer dish!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks perfectly summery and delicious. Healthy , colorful, and refreshing. Fantastic dish Sara..nice to see you posting..

Helene said...

Great flavors together, the salad looks so fresh and crunchy.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

this looks so good - light and fresh! I love that there's a high veggie to noodle ratio.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a scrumptious looking salad! I bet it taste wonderful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Angie's Recipes said...

Delicious crunchy salad!

Did you cultivate the green bean sprouts yourself?

Angie's Recipes

Cate said...

I have been eating soba noodles pretty much constantly since summer started. Dishes like this are just so perfect when the weather is hot!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Beautiful and healthy as always. I've never tried soba noodles - looks like I've missed something.
Sam

Natashya said...

Beautiful! I need to get some photography and set up advice from you - everything looks so crisp on your blog.

Debbie said...

That looks delicious and is a perfect summer meal....

Reeni♥ said...

What a wonderful summery dish - the dressing sounds amazing - sweet and spicy!

noble pig said...

I love soba noodles...love them. What a refreshing dish.

Sophie said...

What an excellent soba noodles dish I so adore this !

Sara, this is heaven!

The Duo Dishes said...

The dressing sounds really great indeed. Perfect for noodles or even marinating veggies.

Olga said...

That looks so pretty and healthy.
I think I would sear the tofu just a bit, but otherwise, YUM.

Soma said...

The sprouts always get my vote & that is a beautiful colorful heap!

missed your posts!

Elra said...

Refreshing and delicious!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

That's exactly what I want to eat right now!

Kerstin said...

What a gorgeous dinner, I love all the ingredients and flavors! So perfect for summer :)

teresa said...

I LOVE this! The dressing alone has me sold! Delicious!

Diana said...

Looks great! Just add me in a little peanut butter and I'd be going hog-wild on that plate! :)

Annie said...

I really admire your cooking. You are so creative and adventurous!

Monica H said...

Perfect for summer and so light!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Sarah that looks very tasty and a great summer dish!

Jenna said...

this looks like a great summer dish!

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds really healthy!

Lynda said...

Sara, this looks like a healthy and delicious dish, perfect for this hot weather we are having here! I'm going to try this!

unconfidential cook said...

Gorgeous! I love soba any which way, as does my whole family. What a perfect summer dinner.

stephchows said...

MMM sounds simple and delicious!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

This looks very refreshing. I love soba noodles.

I think I must be a certfied nutball since I do so much baking in the summer!

Maria said...

I love soba noodles, great meal!

Bridgett said...

A perfect summer meal and the colors are lovely as well. I can almost taste the flavors. Great post!

Claudia said...

I'd love it right now (hot here) - cold! Easy, quick, healthy - pretty. I'm happy.

Juliana said...

Oh! This soba looks just fantastic...lovely for the summer...yummie!

Sara said...

Recipes that don't require much heat are perfect for July.

Judy said...

This looks yummy and cool for a hot day.

The Blonde Duck said...

Do you have any recipes for tofu?

The Fajdich Times said...

That looks wonderful. You take the best pictures:) So perfect for summer.

Megan said...

This looks like a great cold meal on a hot day. I might have to try it but I'll sub left over chicken for the tofu!

Allison Lemons said...

Great recipe. I would make a big batch of this and eat the leftovers cold for lunch the next day. I love that you added cilantro - perfect with sesame.

alexandra said...

Oh my gosh. This looks fantastic. And I have everything I need to make this tonight. I was going to make a different chilled Asian noodle dish, but now i'm facing a dilemma. Hmmmmm.

kiss my spatula said...

wow - that is the most gorgeous soba noodle salad i've ever seen!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

This vegan dish sounds and looks divinely rich! Great tasty job Sara :)

Cheers!

Gera

Manggy said...

Hah, my kitchen actually could use a bit of heating up :) But I am always game for a quick and healthy meal!

Marta said...

What a fantastic salad idea! I've recently fallen in love with tofu. I mean, there's not that much to love there, but the way it carries other bolder flavours is great for me!
This salad must be crunchy, soft, tangy and fresh, all at the same time. Delicious! Perfect for the hot weather!

Debinhawaii said...

Looks crisp. cool and delicious! Perfect for the weather we have been having lately!

Ashley said...

This looks fantastic - I have no idea how I missed this one in CL!

Jamie said...

Delicious! I love the flavors and this is a fabulous summer salad!

(I have been AWOL for a bit as I moved and then lost internet! Glad to be back!)

Chef E said...

Sara, glad I saw you on Sarah's latest post, because I need to get into your feed...ahhh soba noodles are nice in this recipe, and I too have been looking for things that need little cooking since hubby is traveling for work...easy to get lazy...

Chef Fresco said...

Looks so good! I have a hard time convincing Michael to try tofu - maybe w. this recipe though :)

Alex said...

Oh wow - that looks so fresh! Also, I have tagged you with a Kreativ Blogger award on my blog...

Rabbittrick said...

oh how absolutely excellent!

I always love me a good soba dish, but for the longest time tempura seemed the best way to go.

I'm all for trying this tonight! =)

diva said...

every summer, cold soba salads are a must for me. loving this dish and wow, your pictures are stunners! :)

Talita said...

I love colorful dish! This looks really tasteful!

nora@ffr said...

vat a refreshing salad.. love the yummy pics!! i shud give a shot soon sara :)

Laila said...

Looks absolutely delicious ..
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Dav DiDi said...

Wow... looks delicious .....

Christine Medifast said...

Great recipe. Thanks for sharing this. Hope to see some more soon

Malar Gandhi said...

Even tho' its cold winter...I would like to try this summer meal, right now. Looks perfect and very colorful:)

Simply Life said...

wow, this looks incredible!