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Miso Sesame Soba Noodles

20 min

Meal

Within 20 minutes, you can serve this delicious bowl of noodles on the table. These noodles are easy to make and packed with intense umami and vinegary flavour. This dish is delicious both hot and cold and suitable for any season.

Servings

Total

20 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

10 min

Contains

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soy

Sesame symbol

sesame

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gluten

Free from

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peanut

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tree nut

Ingredients

Dressing

Assembly

  • 6.3 oz (180 g)
    dry soba noodles
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    sesame oil
  • 4.9 oz (140 g)
    shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups (210 g)
    frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1
    avocado, sliced
  • 6
    small raw radishes, sliced (optional)
  • 1
    stalk green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp (9 g)
    toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  1. In a mason jar, mix together the rice vinegar*, tahini, miso paste, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, maple syrup, and ginger.
  2. In a saucepan, cook the soba noodles according to the package instructions, then drain. For us, this took about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, add the oil to a large pan on high heat. When hot, add in the mushrooms and edamame beans and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Then add the soba noodles, and dressing. Let everything heat through.
  5. Divide the noodles between your bowls, and top with sliced avocado, radishes, green onions, and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Notes

  • About 14 medium mushrooms
  • * This recipe has a pronounced vinegar taste. If you'd prefer, add less vinegar.

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Grains & Starches 55%

dry soba noodles

Proteins 16%

tahini

frozen shelled edamame

toasted sesame seeds

Fruits & Veggies 29%

clove garlic

freshly grated ginger

shiitake mushroom

avocado

small raw radish

stalk green onion

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

tahini

sesame oil

sesame oil

avocado

toasted sesame seeds

Nutrition info

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Tina - Nov. 5, 2022, 9:04 p.m.

I LOVE this recipe, I've made it at least 10 times since it was published. I just make it with whatever veggies/noodles I have at home. When in a hurry, I don't even measure the ingredients for the sauce, I just use the list as an inspiration, and even so it always comes out absolutely delicious. I used to struggle with noodles and stir-fries and this recipe is such a game changer! Thank you Sadia and the PUL team! 💚

PUL Team - Nov. 6, 2022, 6:31 p.m.

Oh, Tina, we're so thrilled to hear! Thank you 💛


Lei - Sept. 14, 2022, 2:09 a.m.

So good and so easy!


Jess - Sept. 13, 2022, 8:59 a.m.

I love this recipe I made it last night for tea so quick and easy but super yummy. 🤤 I am honestly making it again tonight xx

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2022, 7:01 p.m.

It means so much to hear, Jess, enjoy!


Vanda - Sept. 8, 2022, 9:41 a.m.

I love this recipe, made it so many times! The best thing that can happen to soba noodles! ❤️

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2022, 11:02 p.m.

Aw so glad to hear, Vanda, thank you 💛


Jackie - Aug. 15, 2022, 2:54 p.m.

Quick to make & great cold for packed lunches as well


Manuela - Aug. 2, 2022, 8:47 a.m.

Got to be honest, didn't expect this to taste this good. I was looking for something quick and easy and decided to give it a try. But wow, I'm amazed. I'm never going to doubt your recipes, they always taste so good.

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2022, 6:33 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Manuela, it means so much! Happy cooking ✨


MarGal - Aug. 2, 2022, 1:13 a.m.

Soooo good!!


Lu - July 26, 2022, 4:50 p.m.

Easy, quick and fantastic taste!! I didn’t have rice vinegar so I used white whine (and reduced to 1/4 cup). I also didn’t have miso paste and used more soy sauce but I’m excited to try it out with miso paste when I buy it.
I served with peas and broccoli.

PUL Team - July 28, 2022, 7:06 a.m.

We appreciate you taking the time to share the insight, Lu, and are so glad it was enjoyed!


Amy - July 23, 2022, 3:23 a.m.

Very tasty! We used peanut butter instead of tahini only because we were out of tahini. Super easy and I will definitely make it again!!

PUL Team - July 23, 2022, 9:40 p.m.

A delicious substitution, Amy, and we're so glad the recipe was enjoyed!


Lauren - June 27, 2022, 6:09 p.m.

One thing I love about PUL recipes is that they are so easy to adapt. I wanted to make soba noodles tonight, so I looked up the ingredient on your website, found this recipe, and then worked with what I had in hand-- and it was delicious! Thank you for such quality, user-friendly recipes. PUL is my go-to for cooking inspiration :)

PUL Team - June 28, 2022, 2:35 a.m.

Oh, Lauren, it means so much! Thank you for helping make the PUL community so incredible 🙂


agathe - June 13, 2022, 8:38 p.m.

hello PUL ! i tested this quick, easy, and tasteful recipe for me in my family, and it was approved by all of them ( at the beginning my dad was surprised by the vinegary taste, but he finally liked it tho ☺️)

I changed a little bit the recipe cause i didn't find edamame In my grocery shop so I added frozen peas instead, and for the dressing I added whole tahini for a stronger taste and it worked very well !!

PUL Team - June 16, 2022, 2:15 a.m.

Hey there, Agathe, we're so happy to hear the recipe was enjoyed! The vinegar taste certainty grew on us over time as well. Love the modifications as well 🤤


Kierra - June 13, 2022, 4:11 p.m.

Oh-so yummy! And so easy. Easily a favorite!


Judith - June 11, 2022, 11:11 p.m.

This is so good! Delicious and surprisingly easy to make! One of my favourites of all time.

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 6:45 a.m.

Such a lovely compliment, Judith, thank you!


Agnes - June 10, 2022, 2:49 p.m.

We absolutely love this recipe! It's so quick and simple but tastes absolutely divine

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 5:38 a.m.

Woohoo! We appreciate it so much, Agnes, thank you 🙂


Ann Suchin - June 10, 2022, 12:06 p.m.

The dressing is magical!!


Erica - June 9, 2022, 6:43 p.m.

Literally obsessed with this recipe and I'm on your team, Sadia. Team vinegar!!

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:39 p.m.

Team vinegar for the win! Thank you, Erica 🥳


ayelet - June 9, 2022, 5:09 p.m.

the sauce is amazing.

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 7:38 p.m.

Thank you, Ayelet, do let us know if there's any other feedback 🙂


Priti - May 24, 2022, 6:17 p.m.

Hi Sadia, I would love to make this dish not I want to know what I can replace with Miso paste. I am not able to find that ingredient. I have tried many of your recipes and they all have come out yummy. Thank you for introducing us to these great dishes 😊

PUL Team - May 24, 2022, 6:47 p.m.

Hey Priti, thank you for the kind words and question! We've heard positive reviews with omitting the miso paste in this one. You could also substitute it with soy sauce, tamari, or tahini to taste. We'd recommend starting with less (such as half) of the substitutes and adding more based on your preferences rather than a 1:1 substitute to start. We hope you enjoy the noodles if you're able to give it a try 😊


Myrlinda - May 20, 2022, 6:04 a.m.

This was so good!! Thank you for this awesome recipe! <3


Michelle - May 18, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

5 out of 5 stars! Amazing recipe! For us it wasn't too much vinegar at all. This will be one of my weekly favs:)

PUL Team - May 19, 2022, 1:57 a.m.

We're so thrilled it's being enjoyed, Michelle!


Janelle - May 16, 2022, 8:50 p.m.

I omitted miso (didn’t have any), and only used 2 tbsp rice vinegar and 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce (full sodium) and it was good.

PUL Team - May 18, 2022, 3:46 a.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with it, Janelle!


Jess - May 2, 2022, 6:08 p.m.

if you want it less vinegar-y, would replacing it with MIRIN work or would that change the entire flavour profile too much (though could still be good?)

PUL Team - May 2, 2022, 9:27 p.m.

Hey Jess! If you prefer it less vinegary we'd recommend adding less vinegar. You could also experiment with mirin if desired. We haven't tested it out but imagine the noodles may be sweeter rather than tangy 🙂


Elli - April 10, 2022, 6:10 p.m.

Can't wait to try this. Would you recommend this as a work lunch meal prep or is it only good when consumed super fresh?

PUL Team - April 11, 2022, 1:06 a.m.

Hey Elli, we enjoy this one as a prepared lunch! It serves well hot or cold in our experience for up to the 3 days☺️


Heather - March 28, 2022, 11:56 p.m.

YUM! I love this combination of flavors in such a quick, easy to make recipe!

PUL Team - March 28, 2022, 11:57 p.m.

So happy to hear, Heather, it means so much ☺️


Tania Verissimo - March 20, 2022, 12:41 p.m.

Hello Sadia and all team. I love your recipes and how smart and positively you make everything. Great job! Thank for that! Now, I would like to ask if pick up limes has any app? While watching one of the videos, 20min vegan meals anyone can make it, I have seen Robin checking the recipe on the phone with a layout that I do not have on my phone. How can I have it? It seems much easier to navigate through every info. Thanks again. Xxx <3

PUL Team - March 21, 2022, 1:10 a.m.

Hi Tania, thanks for the kind words and question! We're in the works of building an app and hope to share more details in the near future 😃


Its me - March 13, 2022, 4:20 p.m.

The dish was very good I put less vinegar per the remarks.


Clara - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:16 a.m.

I've never tried Miso paste before but this recipe was really really good ! I like the mixture of all the different tastes and just how simply it all comes together ! I will definitely be doing this recipe again :))

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:09 p.m.

We're so thrilled it was enjoyed, Clara! Thank you ☺️


Florentina - Feb. 26, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

I made these noodles today and must say it had an interesting and unusual taste. I never used miso paste and rice vinegar before, so I guess I need to get used to it. I will give this recipe still five stars though since I substituted many ingredients I didn't have (mie noodles instead or soba noodles, button mushrooms instead of shitake, no edamame and avocado), and that maybe changed the original taste a bit. Overall, it's a good recipe and helped me out a lot today since I didn't know what to prepare for the evening, so thanks a lot :).

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2022, 9:36 p.m.

Hey Florentina! Thanks for sharing your experience with this one. We hope you enjoy it you're able to give it a try with all of the recommended ingredients 😃 If you do give it another try, the strong vinegar taste isn't for everyone, so you can add less vinegar if preferred as well


Susanna - Feb. 20, 2022, 10:36 p.m.

Made this recipe after watching your YouTube video about 20 minute meals! Was definitely a hit in my house. I do think I would add less vinegar next time but overall delicious!!

PUL Team - Feb. 20, 2022, 11:17 p.m.

Thank you for the insight, Susanna, we're glad it was still enjoyed 😃


Guillemette - Feb. 19, 2022, 10:35 p.m.

This was so yummy and indeed very fast to assemble! The sauce really IS vinegary, I'll probably puit less vinegar next time, but ii might become a staple!

PUL Team - Feb. 20, 2022, 2:13 a.m.

Hi Guillemette! So glad it was enjoyed, this one indeed has a pronounced vinegar taste :)

Guillemette - Feb. 20, 2022, 2:47 p.m.

Thank you! Just wanted to add, I thought it was evan better the next day, cold!


Karina - Feb. 18, 2022, 5:45 a.m.

I've recently started cooking more for myself and I must say that this recipe is incredible! The sauce was so yummy I was super happy with the result, thank you so much for sharing your lovely recipes.

PUL Team - Feb. 19, 2022, 2:56 a.m.

How fun to be getting into cooking, Karina! So happy to hear the recipes are being enjoyed 😃


Joanne - Feb. 13, 2022, 3:22 p.m.

We’ve made this recipe twice already- so fast and the sauce is incredible. Thank you!

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 6:22 a.m.

We're so glad it's being enjoyed, Joanne!


Sally - Feb. 12, 2022, 1:45 a.m.

Very quick and easy. Only had brown miso paste so think I’d cut the amount in half next time if using it. It was perfect for a fast dinner when I was already hungry and had no idea what to fix. Lots of umami from the mushrooms & miso. I cut the sesame oil down to lower fat content.

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 2:38 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Sally, it means so much :)


D - Feb. 12, 2022, 12:50 a.m.

This has so far been one of our favorites! Making it a second time tonight! Love it


Talisa - Feb. 10, 2022, 8:29 a.m.

This was quick and simple, yet delicious! And that dressing -- sooo good! I saw the note about the rice vinegar so I skipped it, and the dressing turned out so yummy I nearly licked the bowl! I'll definitely make this again

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2022, 12:18 a.m.

Beyond happy that the recipe was enjoyed, Talisa, it means so much 😃


Eliza - Feb. 9, 2022, 12:29 p.m.

Really delicious! :) :)


Charlotte - Feb. 7, 2022, 12:51 p.m.

I really loved this recipe. The sauce was so good and flavourful! I think I am a fan of vinegar-based sauces too!

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2022, 10:13 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Charlotte!


Cécile Jay - Feb. 6, 2022, 1:23 p.m.

It was creamy but i didn’t liked the vinegar. I will try again without it.

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 9:14 p.m.

Hey Cécile! Thanks for sharing your experience with this one. It's really appreciated to help us improve. This one indeed has a distinct vinegar taste. If desired, we'd recommend omitting or adding less vinegar 😊

Cécile Jay - Feb. 7, 2022, 9:48 a.m.

Next time i will read untel the end of the receipe. Cause you wrote it at the end. I don’t give up. I work on my english too. Thanks for all your share.


Meg - Feb. 3, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

Wow! This is one of those holy grail recipes where it's quick, easy, affordable and tasty!
Thank you so much for inspiring me to cook again, I forgot how good it is for the soul.

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2022, 3:32 a.m.

Oh, Meg, we appreciate it so much! Thank you for the incredible review 😃


São Ribeiro - Feb. 3, 2022, 11:31 a.m.

Fiz e gostei muito simples e delicioso.


Roksana - Feb. 2, 2022, 4:19 p.m.

It was delish! I subbed tahini for some pb, because it was what I had at hand, shiitake for regular mushrooms and edamame for frozen peas and it still tasted amazing! 🥰

PUL Team - Feb. 3, 2022, 4:54 a.m.

Mmm love the modifications, Roksana, sounds delicious 😍


Erin - Feb. 2, 2022, 4:28 a.m.

I just tried this and it was sensational! Absolutely amazing! Thank you!

PUL Team - Feb. 3, 2022, 1:43 a.m.

Woop woop 😃 - thanks a bunch, Erin!


Tami L - Feb. 2, 2022, 3:57 a.m.

This was so delicious we are adding it to our list of favourites!

PUL Team - Feb. 3, 2022, 1:42 a.m.

Aw so glad it was enjoyed, Tami!


Kristen - Feb. 2, 2022, 1:41 a.m.

OMG! This was SO delicious! We used tamari and pad thai rice noodles to avoid gluten, which worked perfectly! It was vinegar-y, but not too strong for us. And super quick to whip up. SO GOOD!

PUL Team - Feb. 2, 2022, 8:01 a.m.

Mmm sounds delightful, Kristen, thank you!


Bridgette - Feb. 1, 2022, 7:45 p.m.

I love recipes like this that make healthy eating feel so manageable!

All the grocery stores near me were out of soba noodles for whatever reason, but I still had all the other ingredients, so I tried this recipe both with rice noodles and with whole wheat noodles that I had on hand. It was still really good, but I'm excited to try the real deal once soba noodles are back in stock at my area.

The vinegar was a little much for me the first time I tried it. But on my third day of leftovers, my palette had gotten used to its strong taste, and I fully enjoyed it.

PUL Team - Feb. 2, 2022, 7:40 a.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with this one, Bridgette! This one indeed has a stronger vinegar taste which we enjoy too 😃


Pauline - Feb. 1, 2022, 11:33 a.m.

Hi! I was wondering if one could use soaked dried shiitake for this recipe? Please let me know if someone has tried that!

PUL Team - Feb. 2, 2022, 7:24 a.m.

Hi Pauline! You can used re-hydrated dried mushrooms if desired. They expand after soaking so using less to start may be preferred. They also do tend to have an earthier taste and different texture than fresh just in case you haven't experimented with them before 😊


Annika - Feb. 1, 2022, 3:43 a.m.

Ugh this recipe is AMAZING. I loooove how vinegary it is. I'm also gluten intolerant so I used Seaport Farms Edamame noodles instead and they worked great. As a college student, quick meals like these are so helpful to make on a busy weeknight. This is definitely going to be a go to recipe for me this semester (:

PUL Team - Feb. 1, 2022, 4:13 a.m.

It means soo much that the recipe was enjoyed, Annika, thank you for the insight! All the best with your studies 🌻


Tre - Jan. 31, 2022, 5:11 a.m.

Fantastic recipe and great to riff off. I made it with spinach and peanut butter instead of tahini because that’s what I had.

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 7:16 p.m.

Mmm sounds delightful, Tre, thank you!


Akamitsune - Jan. 28, 2022, 1:07 a.m.

Great, quick weeknight recipe! The sauce is amazing! :)

PUL Team - Jan. 28, 2022, 6:16 p.m.

Woohoo! Thanks, Akamitsune :)


Chelsea - Jan. 26, 2022, 1:18 p.m.

the sauce is everything in this recipe! so savory & nutty and filling, excited to have it served chilled tomorrow

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 7 p.m.

So happy to hear, Chelsea, enjoy!


Tash - Jan. 26, 2022, 9:32 a.m.

Do you think this would do well eaten cold the next day?

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 6:55 p.m.

Hey Tash! This one serves well hot or cold in our experience☺️


Rebekah - Jan. 25, 2022, 5:03 p.m.

Loved this recipe! The flavors were SO good. I did have to sub in natural peanut butter as we were out of tahini, but it worked out pretty well. The husband wasn't too keen on the vinegar zing or the mushrooms, but the kiddo fully approved of everything. Paired this alongside baked marinated tofu and it was a very satisfying meal. More 20 minute meals please!

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 2:36 a.m.

Oh, Rebekah, thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with it! We're so thrilled it was enjoyed and have noted down the suggestion. The vinegar taste isn't for everyone, although you could add less if desired 😊


Caroline - Jan. 25, 2022, 1:05 a.m.

I was so excited to see that you guys uploaded a 20 minute meal video yesterday, and then was even MORE excited when I realized I had all of the ingredients for this! Only 20 minutes for a delicious and easy meal, this will definitely be a repeat dinner in my house :)

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 2:04 a.m.

It was meant to be! So thrilled to hear, Caroline 😊


Malwa - Jan. 24, 2022, 4:31 p.m.

you are just so great! sublime in all you do and beyond delish! Thank you so much for contributing to my and my family's life with this tasteful greatness!

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2022, 6:35 a.m.

Awe, Malwa, you're much too kind! Thank YOU for the support ❣️


Karolina - Jan. 24, 2022, 1:59 p.m.

I switched rice vinegar to ume vinegar, because it Is not that 'distinctive'

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2022, 6:28 a.m.

Thanks for the sharing, Karolina :)