Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

A little black dress. A scoop of vanilla ice cream. A night logged out of Facebook. Sometimes you've got to keep it simple. Take this three-step recipe, which is our riff on the classic Japanese dish. We combine hearty soba noodles (aka buckwheat noodles) with a slightly spicy peanut sauce for a quick and easy meal.

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6 servings

Spicy Peanut Sauce

¾ cup smooth peanut butter

2 teaspoons sesame oil

3 tablespoons soy sauce

¼ cup rice vinegar

⅓ cup water

Juice of 1 lime

1 tablespoon agave

2 teaspoons minced ginger

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon Sriracha

Salt, to taste


2 bundles soba noodles

2 cups trimmed snap peas

1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons white sesame seeds

1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1. Make the Spicy Peanut Sauce: In a blender or food processor, combine the ingredients for the peanut sauce and process until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time. Set aside.

2. Make the Noodles: Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Add the soba noodles and cook until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the snap peas and cook 30 seconds more. Drain, and cool completely.

3. In a large bowl, toss the cooled noodles and peas with the peanut sauce. Add the scallions, sesame seeds and cilantro. Store refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to eat. Serve chilled.

Spicy Peanut Sauce

228 calories

18g fat

12g carbs

8g protein

6g sugars


480 calories

7g fat

86g carbs

18g protein

4g sugars

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