Simple and Easy Soba Noodles

With Bok Choy and Edamame

One-pot meals that come together in a jiffy work out really well on a day you forget all about dinner and realize that you have 10 minutes to get things to the table.

Technically, this is a 2 pot meal with the noodles boiling in one and may take 20 to 25 mins. But hey, it is super easy, delicious and cleans out the fridge!

A perfect for an on-the-go lunch or light dinner!

Soba Noodles

Nicole Kearsley
Emphasis on simple recipe combines buckwheat noodles with veggies, garlic, ginger, tamari, sesame oil, and little heat. Simple and quick for dinner in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Vegan
Servings 6


  • 1 Bunch Baby Bok Choy cut in 1" slices
  • 6 ounces Carrots sliced
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger minced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Thai Chili Peppers/Red Chile Flakes
  • 7 ounces Soba Noodles 1/2 box
  • 2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Tamari
  • 1 cup Edamame


  • Cook Soba noodles according to package directions reserving 1 cup cooking water for later use. When noodles are done, drain them into a colander and toss with the sesame oil. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1 Tbsp oil add ginger and garlic stirring frequently until fragrant, approximately 1 to 2 minutes; add 1/8 teaspoon chili flakes and carrots. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add baby bok choy and saute for another minute. Add 1⁄4 cup reserved cooking water. Saute the vegetables, adding a little more of the cooking water when necessary to prevent sticking, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Stir in edamame and continue to saute until heated through approximately 1 minute.
  • Add the noodles and tamari stirring and adding a little cooking water if necessary to keep everything from sticking approximately 1 minute.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and additional chile flakes(optional). Sprinkle with chopped scallions.


MAKE IT GLUTTEN-FREE: Easily made gluten-free with buckwheat or other glutten-free noodles.
*SOBA NOODLES: If soba noodles is not available you can use any noodles of choice.
**SERVING: This recipe yields 23 grams of protein for each serving
***CREDIT: Recipe adapted from Purple Carrot.
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