I really like bowl meals, and I’m fairly certain most of you do, too. “Bowl meals” all the time has a mixture of scrumptious veggie-heavy elements with various tastes, textures, and flavors – I like to interrupt it down into these elements:
- One thing crunchy
- One thing smooth
- One thing candy
- One thing salty
- And a scrumptious sauce to drag all of it collectively
Bowl meals is enjoyable to eat since you get one thing a little bit totally different in every chew (that’s, except you’re Jack and also you stir your entire bowl collectively, however I digress…). The inconvenient factor about element bowls is that each one these elements can take time to organize – chopping and cooking uncooked plant-based elements is time-consuming. This Sesame Orange Noodle Bowl is the exception, although. You’ll be stunned how rapidly and simply it comes collectively!
Need to make this noodle bowl? Right here’s how:
- Whisk collectively the straightforward 5-ingredient sauce.
- Gown the cabbage proper within the serving bowls!
- Sauté the snap peas and mushrooms one after one other, utilizing the identical skillet.
- Cook dinner the soba noodles.
- Assemble your bowls with the noodles & veggies and generously high them with orange segments, sesame seeds, tofu (or a protein of your selection), and further sauce.
Then, get pleasure from…
This noodle bowl is an ideal weeknight meal that’s filled with taste and stuffed with recent greens. Whereas the noodles are cooking, I like to scrub up the dishes and pour myself a glass of wine. I extremely advocate you do the identical. This recipe makes two massive bowls of meals, or three medium-sized bowls. If there’s any left over, pack it up for lunch the following day.
For extra “bowl meals” concepts, take a look at this buddha bowl, this ginger rice bowl, or this watermelon poke bowl!
Sesame Orange Noodle Bowl
Creator: Jeanine Donofrio
Recipe sort: Important dish
- 2 tablespoons white miso paste
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons tamari
- ½ tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- (plus extra juice from the orange beneath)
- 1 medium orange
- 2 cups shredded crimson cabbage
- three ounces soba noodles, cooked, drained, & rinsed* (see observe)
- Further-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- ⅓ cup chopped scallions (about three)
- 1 cup snap peas, de-stringed and chopped
- eight ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
- 7 ounces baked tofu, sliced or cooked protein of selection**
- Sesame seeds
- Handful of recent herbs, cilantro or mint, optionally available
- Sea salt
- In a small bowl, whisk collectively the miso, rice vinegar, tamari, and sesame oil till mixed. Slice the segments from the orange, put aside, and squeeze the surplus juice from the orange into the sauce.
- Divide the crimson cabbage amongst two to 3 bowls. Drizzle with among the dressing and toss gently to coat. Place the cooked soba beside the cabbage within the bowls.
- In a skillet, warmth a drizzle of olive oil and add the scallions and snap peas and prepare dinner, tossing till flippantly blistered however nonetheless vibrant inexperienced, for about 2 minutes. Take away and add to the bowls.
- Add extra olive oil to the pan and add the mushrooms and a pinch of salt and prepare dinner till the mushrooms are tender, about eight minutes. Divide the mushrooms among the many bowls and high with the orange segments, tofu, sesame seeds, and herbs if utilizing. Drizzle with a little bit of the remaining dressing and serve the remaining on the aspect. (Word: the dressing is barely on the salty aspect so a little bit bit goes a great distance – add it to style and save any additional for salads/bowls later within the week).
**To avoid wasting a step on this recipe, I purchase pre-baked tofu (I just like the Wildwood model). Alternatively, you may bake your personal tofu. Begin with extra-firm tofu, patted dry and minimize into cubes. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the tofu with the tamari and unfold evenly onto the baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or till golden brown across the edges.