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Plant based soba noodles recipe ready in just 20 minutes

Soba noodles are an incredibly delicious food that is diverse and goes with many dishes. It takes about 5 minutes to boil them so they are very quick to cook. They are made from buckwheat flour (generally), which makes them a great choice for those following a gluten-free and plant based lifestyle. Soba noodles are high in fibre and protein and have a nutty like taste. It’s important to always check the nutritional information/ingredients list on the packet that you buy. Sometimes they might be mixed with something else or some extra ingredients might be in there. Something I always try to follow (as much as I can) is to buy simple food, organic and bio, non-GMO and with super clean ingredients. I know sometimes this can be a little bit more pricey, but as much as we can to look at these details, it may have positive impacts on our overall well-being.

I made this dish twice this week because it tasted so good. It’s just a warming, hearty delicious meal that has so much flavour and taste (thanks to the Ayurvedic spices of course).

(makes 1 portion. The soba noodles that I use come separated in individual single serving bundles in the packet, so it makes it easy to know how much to prepare).
Soba noodles
50g of tofu
1/2 green pepper (or any colour) (diced)
A handful of spinach leaves
1/2 large tomato (diced)
1/2 red onion (diced)
3 small mushrooms (diced)
small cube of fresh ginger (grated)
2 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 garlic cloves (grated or diced)
1 tbsp of oregano
pinch of Himalayan salt
pinch of pepper
olive oil (or whatever cooking oil you normally use)


  1. In a heated frying pan, add all the spices together with the ginger and the garlic cloves and let them cook together for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms, onion and tofu and stir everything well together and let them cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the tomato and with it a small amount of boiling water and let everything cook together for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the spinach towards the end because it cooks very quickly.
  5. Whilst the vegetables and tofu mix are cooking, start to prepare the soba noodles to boil. They cook very quickly (takes about 5 minutes) and just be mindful that they can stick to the pot, so add a pinch of Himalayan salt to the water and a small amount of oil.
  6. Once the soba noodles are boiled, strain them and add them to the frying pan mix. Stir everything well together for about 1-2 minutes and they are ready to serve.