Soba Noodles with Tofu and Noodles

September 16, 2021
Created by Harmons
45 minutes
Serves 4
  • 1/2-1 bunch curly kale, ribs and stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups small diced butternut squash
  • 1 1/2 cups diced extra firm tofu
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 Tbsp plus 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 8 oz soba noodles
  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 3 Tbsp lower sodium soy sauce
  • 2-3 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias

Preheat oven to 375° and place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven.

In a bowl, toss kale, coconut, squash, tofu, salt and pepper, and 4 tablespoons olive oil until coated. Evenly divide mixture between 2 lined rimmed baking sheets and roast, tossing and rotating baking sheets halfway through, until kale is crisp, coconut and tofu is browned, and butternut squash is tender, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling water over high heat, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Shake off any residual water and place noodles in a clean large bowl.

In a small bowl, combine tahini, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, remaining 1/2 cup olive oil, and lime zest and juice. Whisk dressing until smooth. Pour half over noodles and toss to coat.

Add half of kale mixture to noodles and toss to incorporate. Drizzle in more dressing as needed, tossing until noodles are creamy; season with salt. Pile remaining kale on top. Drizzle with more sesame oil. Garnish with green onions.