Sesame Orange Noodle Bowls

These easy noodle bowls are a delicious combination of crispy snap peas,sweet orange segments,shiitake mushrooms,and a savory miso dressing.

Sesame Orange Noodle Bowls

I love bowl food,and I'm pretty sure most of you do,too."Bowl food"always has a mix of delicious veggie-heavy ingredients that all have varying tastes,textures,and flavors – there's something crunchy,something soft,something sweet,something salty.It also has to have a delicious sauce to pull everything together.They're fun to eat because you get something a little different in each bite (that is,unless you're Jack who stirs his whole bowl together,but I digress…).The inconvenient thing about component bowls is that by nature of there being components,they take time to prepare.It takes time to chop and cook raw plant-based ingredients … but you'll be surprised how quickly and easily these noodle bowls come together!!

Sesame Orange Noodle Bowls

The 5-ingredient sauce gets simply whisked together.The cabbage gets dressed right in the serving bowls.The mushrooms and snap peas get sautéed one after another,using the same skillet.While you cook the soba noodles,clean up the dishes (there won't be many),have a glass of wine,then top the bowls with the orange segments,sesame seed,tofu (or a protein of your choice),and the sauce.It's a perfect weeknight meal that's packed with flavor and full of fresh vegetables.

This recipe makes two large bowls of food,or 3 medium-sized bowls.If there's any left over,pack it up for lunch the next day.

Sesame Orange Noodle Bowls

Sesame Orange Noodle Bowls
Serves: 2 to 3
  • 2 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • ½ tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • (plus excess juice from the orange below)
  • 1 medium orange
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 3 ounces soba noodles,cooked,drained,& rinsed* (see note)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil,for drizzling
  • ⅓ cup chopped scallions (about 3)
  • 1 cup snap peas,de-stringed and chopped
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms,stemmed and sliced
  • 7 ounces baked tofu,sliced or cooked protein of choice**
  • Sesame seeds
  • Handful of fresh herbs,cilantro or mint,optional
  • Sea salt
  1. In a small bowl,whisk together the miso,rice vinegar,tamari,and sesame oil until combined.Slice the segments from the orange,set aside,and squeeze the excess juice from the orange into the sauce.
  2. Divide the red cabbage among two to three bowls.Drizzle with some of the dressing and toss gently to coat.Place the cooked soba beside the cabbage in the bowls.
  3. In a skillet,heat a drizzle of olive oil and add the scallions and snap peas and cook,tossing until lightly blistered but still vibrant green,for about 2 minutes.Remove and add to the bowls.
  4. Add more olive oil to the pan and add the mushrooms and a pinch of salt and cook until the mushrooms are tender,about 8 minutes.Divide the mushrooms among the bowls and top with the orange segments,tofu,sesame seeds,and herbs if using.Drizzle with a little of the remaining dressing and serve the rest on the side.(Note: the dressing is slightly on the salty side so a little bit goes a long way - add it to taste and save any extra for salads/bowls later in the week).
*Cook your soba noodles according to the package directions.Drain and rinse them to remove excess starches.This helps them from clumping.If they start to stick together,toss them with a little bit of sesame oil.

**To save a step in this recipe,I buy pre-baked tofu (I like the Wildwood brand).Alternatively,you can bake your own tofu.Start with extra-firm tofu,patted dry and cut into cubes.Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Toss the tofu with the tamari and spread evenly onto the baking sheet.Bake for 15 to 20 minutes,or until golden brown around the edges.


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  1. Terry-Ann Torre

    This is a long over due fan letter!We eat almost entirely from your wonderful 徳赢真人娱乐场recipes.My husband and I are truly grateful that you are doing your blog.We are vegans and not young in years,but very young in health and spirit.Thanks again for all the good eats!!

    • Jeanine Donofriofrom 徳赢真人娱乐场loveand徳赢vwin捕鱼游戏

      Hi Terry-Anne,thank you for commenting!I'm so glad you both have been enjoying the 徳赢真人娱乐场recipes!!

  2. Susan

    This bowl sounds absolutely wonderful.I would probably make it for lunch.By the way,you are not the only one whose husband mixes everything together.Personally,I like to pick and choose what I eat when.I'm with you all the way.🙂

    • Jeanine Donofriofrom 徳赢真人娱乐场loveand徳赢vwin捕鱼游戏

      Ha,I'm glad to hear,I hope you enjoy the bowls 🙂

  3. Ashley McDonald

    Do you have any recommendations for baking the tofu?I've never prepared it myself.

    • Jeanine Donofriofrom 徳赢真人娱乐场loveand徳赢vwin捕鱼游戏

      Hi Ashley,in this case I bought pre-baked tofu (it saves a cooking step!),but I just added my go-to tofu baking steps in the notes below the recipe.I hope that helps,let me know if you have any more questions about it.

  4. Emilyfrom

    Hi!Is there a soba noodle brand you use that is 100% gluten free?I find that most soba noodles have some wheat in them and I am looking for a good gluten free brand.Thanks!!

    • Jeanine Donofriofrom 徳赢真人娱乐场loveand徳赢vwin捕鱼游戏

      Hi Emily,the brand Eden makes both types – look for the package that says 100% buckwheat,those are gluten free.Or there's a brand called King Soba,theirs are probably my favorite:

      Hope that helps!!

  5. Gaby Dalkin

    I need this bowl in my life!!

  6. Liz Cencula

    This recipe looks delicious!But I think I am missing how many soba noodles are needed.Can you clarify??Thanks!!

  7. Terry-Ann Torre

    We had the bowl today and it was delicious!I used Trader Joe's slaw mix and mandarin oranges to make it simpler and I was amazed at good the oranges went with the sauteed mushrooms!!

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