Soba Noodles with Tofu and Miso Sauce – Meatless Wednesday!

I’ve missed the last couple Meatless Mondays so here is an extra yummy recipe for you!  Have you ever bought miso paste? Most recipes call for only a tablespoon or two but it comes in a pretty large container.  So here I was with a tub of miso paste and surfing the Internet looking for recipes. I came across this one.  As usual I tweaked it a bit and it turned out really yummy! Give it a try for your next Meatless Monday or Wednesday 🙂photo 1(14)Serves 2

4 oz medium tofu
2 Tbsp arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
1 Tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
4 oz asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
6 oz soba noodles, cooked
1 Tbsp Earth Balance Butter
2 tsp white miso
1 tsp lemon juice
1 medium green onion, diced
2 oz water chesnuts
2 radishes, thinly sliced
Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
Pinch of salt

Bring a medium pot of water to boil.

Meanwhile, prepare tofu. Rinse and drain tofu, cut into domino-sized pieces, and place between paper towels to blot excess liquid. Coat tofu pieces with arrowroot starch. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry tofu until golden on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside.

When water comes to a boil, add salt and asparagus. Blanch asparagus until bright green and tender, about 1-2 minutes. Remove asparagus with a slotted spoon or strainer and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.photo 2(16)Return water to a boil, add soba, and cook according to package instructions (about 5  minutes, until al dente). Strain the noodles and run under cold water until completely cool.

In a large bowl, combine melted butter, miso, lemon juice, and green onion whisk until well combined. Add soba and toss to coat.

Arrange soba on two dishes with tofu, asparagus, watercress, and radishes. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve. Enjoy!

This is best if eaten right away. I did take my extra portion for lunch the next day but found the noodles to be a bit mushy and the tofu is no longer nice and crisp. It still tasted good though!

How do you cook with miso?

Nutritional Info for 1 serving:
320 Calories, 74g Carbs, 13g Fat, 16g Protein, 357mg Sodium, 6g Sugar

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