Black Sesame Soba Noodles marinated in tahini and a sesame sauce and topped with avocado and broccoli for extra nutrition and flavor! A sweet-flavored dish ready in under 30 minutes.
When is WordPress going to allow you to start singing your intros? I think that’s the only way I can make mine more interesting. Seriously, I just wanted to start with “a savory dish, for you and for meeeeeeee”. Why. WHY. I want to sing my intros and it’s just not the same typed out.
Ok we’re done. THANK YOU times a million for your sweet words on yesterday’s post. With hard work and determination, we can all achieve our dreams. ….especially if those dreams involve SOBA NOODLE. Aw man, talk about a transition. Oh well, it happened so..let’s move on.
Are you a planner? You know, a life planner/day planner/weekend planner/event planner/etc.? Do you enjoy planning out your day/life, or are you more of a go-with-the-flow type of person? I’m a planner in some respects and a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants on others. Every night, I plan out what I’m going to do the next day. However, sometimes my plan doesn’t go as planned and I stress out about it.
I think you have to plan in order to be productive, but it can also make a person (um me HI) a bit too rigid at times. Stuuuuupid example: yesterday after barre class my friend asked if I wanted to walk with her to get a smoothie. The FIRST though that popped into my brain was um well uhhhhh ya see I had planned to go home and get started on this recipe right away soooo I probably shouldn’t. <—so so so dumb. I quickly got it together enough to reply “sure” and we got a smoothie and it took 10 minutes and life went on. BUT THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED. I actually had to think twice about it because going to get a smoothie wasn’t part of my “plan”. My brother is the same way. Justin, if you’re reading this, stop being so serious about your plans (unless they include me then you should be very serious about your plans). Thanks love you bye.
Speaking of plans, sometimes I plan out recipes and they just don’t turn out the way I had planned (I swear I’m not trying to overuse “plan”—it’s just happening that way). Do you remember when I Instagrammed this photo and everyone was like I NEED THAT RECIPE NOW?! Yeah well this is that recipe. I know I know—wheres’ the soft boiled egg? Turns out, even though I love eggs, they didn’t really go well with this recipe. They looked nice and in theory they would have been delicious, but they just tasted…weird..and they stood out too much. So I remade the recipe sans egg and substituted broccoli for edamame and BOOM, so much better. The combination of tahini, sesame seeds and cane sugar is pure bliss in my opinion, and creates a somewhat sweet sauce for these noodles.
Though not pictured, I ended up enjoying these black sesame soba noodles with honey-glazed shrimp (i.e. cooked shrimp marinated in honey). Talk about delicious! Whether you eat these noodles with or without the shrimp, I have a feeling you’re going to love them.
- 1 package soba noodles approx. 8 oz
- 1 head of broccoli
- ¼ cup black sesame seeds
- ½ cup sesame seed oil
- 2 tablespoon cane sugar or white sugar
- 2 teaspoon mirin*
- 2 tablespoon tahini
- Sesame seeds and avocado for garnish
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook soba noodles.
- Place broccoli in a separate pot with water and bring to a boil.
- While the noodles and broccoli are cooking, make the sauce. Do so by heating the sesame seeds and ¼ cup of the sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. As soon as the seeds start sizzling a bit/becoming hot, transfer to your blender.
- Add the rest of the sesame oil, sugar, mirin, and tahini to your blender and pulse until everything is mixed together really well.
- Drain your noodles and broccoli and put them in a large bowl; pour the sauce overtop and mix everything together.
- Garnish your dish with extra sesame seeds and avocado.
I've been loving tahini recently so I neeeed to give this a try 😀
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health says
I'm the same way with planning things out. I probably would have said no because I am super rigid about it so kudos to you for going with the flow.
This recipe looks like a delicious quick and easy dinner. I can see how the egg would over power it. It looks perfect just the way it is!
These noodles look amazing! I am such a soba fan 🙂 Pinning!
Thanks!! Let me know if you try them.
Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says
I'm a total planner. I would've thought twice about getting that smoothie, too. If I don't have pressing deadlines, I'm a little better about letting my schedule get a little looser, but I could stand to lighten up a little. 😛 And also, I love sesame oil in pretty much any capacity, so these noodles are kiiiind of screaming at me to make 'em.
Haha let's both work on being a little more chill with plans.... maybe 😀
Dani @ Dani California Cooks says
These look SO good. I love soba noodles but I haven't made them in forever!
Thanks girl! I always forget about them but they really are so good.
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
I'm a more go-with-the-flow kinda person - because my plans always have a way of falling apart and sometimes that's not a bad thing! Like these noodles - you redid em and "boom"! 🙂 These noodles sound wonderful - especially with that honey shrimp
That's a good way to be! Thanks Shashi
ACKTIVE LIFE says
I'm such a planner, to the point it annoys me! I am working on living in the moment these days and just going with the flow, especially when it comes to going out and meeting up with friends. And these noodles my friend...LOOK DELISH! I want to just come over and watch you cook!
Right?! I think it's so important to be more laid back in regards to plans, but it can be easier said than done sometimes!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Dreams of soba noodles? Yes, please! I am already wishing I could have this for lunch. Love the flavors!
Ohhhh yes, I'm definitely a neurotic planner, and I go through the same decision making process as you when someone asks me to do something that deviates from my plans. It's nutsolla...but hey, it's what makes us productive, right? Anyhoo, I'm glad you got your smoothie + banged out a recipe.
These tahini noods look amaaaaazing! Some honey glazed shrimp sound like a fantastic addition to an already delicious meal!
Haha I'm glad I'm not the only neurotic planner...hour by hour...
Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food says
Yum! I've never tried soba noodles, but they look delicious.
I used to be much more rigid with my plans and I'll definitely write out stuff for work so I stay on top of things. I'm pretty laid back with the rest of it, though. I love being able to just spend a day without stuff I "have" to get to!
Those are my favorite kind of days too, though they're few and far between! Hopefully a few more of them will happen this summer.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Tahini and black sesame! What I love is black sesame tahini (homemade!) The best!
I'm a "week" planner! I plan my week (loosely) on Sunday night and keep that plan right on my desk then add and subtract as the week goes on!
I need to start planning more on Sundays because that actually makes a lot of sense haha
Alexa [fooduzzi.com] says
This sounds incredible, Erin! I'm seriously loving this dark and moody pictures from you!
Shucks, thanks 😀 I'm trying to make them happen a bit more frequently because practice makes perfect, right?!
Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It says
I've never tried soba noodles before but I'm definitely intrigued! I'm also a planner, (I am my mother's daughter lol) but sometimes I like to be spontaneous too. I'm working on being more spontaneous!
Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It says
I've never tried soba noodles before but I'm definitely intrigued! I'm also a planner, (I am my mother's daughter lol) but sometimes I like to be spontaneous too. I'm working on being more spontaneous, especially this summer!
I'm constantly working on being more spontaneous....some days I am, many days I'm not 😀 It's a work in progress!