Soba Noodles with Miso-Scallion Dressing

Soba Noodles with Miso-Scallion Dressing

I’m going to do that thing again where I talk about the weekend on a Wednesday! Partially because I’m in denial that we’re in the middle of the workweek. And partially because my weekend just ended – we were in Sacramento until Monday night so Nate could run the California International Marathon.

We left for the airport on Saturday morning, but before that, I had aggressive plans to cook and photograph several dishes. Hmm… can you guess how that turned out?

Soba Noodles with Miso-Scallion Dressing

Luckily, we made it to the airport on time. Not so luckily, I completely forgot the garnishes for these photos. Boo.

Remember how Nate proposed to me after I took too long to get ready? Talk about reinforcing bad habits.

Anyway, we did in fact make our flight despite the sink full of dirty dishes I left in my wake. And the next morning, Nate ran the marathon!

Soba Noodles with Miso-Scallion Dressing

And it was reeeeally cold. 25 when he started and 30 by the finish. He ran a great race (with his two training partners!) despite the cold and finished in 2:23:49. He is an animal! It’s always so much fun to watch him race (even if I did forget my cowbell because we rushed to the airport!). I am pretty proud of him, to say the least!

The other exciting thing that happened this weekend was that I finally got to meet my blog friend Katie! We should have met earlier this summer at the Blend Retreat, but I didn’t end up being able to go, so I was psyched to get to hang out with her in her home town of Sacramento. She made sure I got to drink some delicious California IPAs! None of the weak Utah stuff. Blogging is the best for making friends all over the country!

Soba Noodles with Miso-Scallion Dressing

Some travel time and a day of work later, that brings us to these noodles.

So for all I’ve told you about them is that I forgot to add the garnishes. Other things I should tell you: they are yummy and easy! Perfect eaten at room temperature to get a dose of veggies, along with the comfort of a bowl of noodles. You could even increase the veggie-to-noodle ratio if you’re feeling extra healthy. You can’t go wrong, as long as you top everything with this funny-looking green dressing! (Well, and as long as anyone you’re planning on kissing later has some of the dressing, too!) It is quite delicious, and I’m thinking it would be great on a green salad, too.

Thanks for listening to me ramble today! Enjoy the noodles :)

Soba Noodles with Miso-Scallion Dressing

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Soba Noodles with Miso-Scallion Dressing
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Yields: 4-5 servings
For the miso-scallion dressing:
  • 3 Tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 6 scallions, white and green parts, roughly chopped
  • up to 1/2 cup water
For the noodles:
  • 8 oz soba noodles
  • 4 cups shredded Napa cabbage
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled into thin strips
  • 1 cup shelled edamame, thawed if frozen
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • extra sliced green onions for garnish
  1. To make the dressing, blend all ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add soba noodles and simmer until al dente. Drain and immediately run under cold water for 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a large pan or Dutch oven, warm the cabbage and red pepper over medium heat until cabbage begins to wilt and pepper is tender, 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for several minutes.
  4. Add cooked noodles, carrot, and edamame to the pan with the cabbage and peppers. Pour dressing over and toss to coat.
  5. Serve at room temperature with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and sliced green onions (unless you forget, like I did!).
Best served immediately.


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  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies December 11, 2013, 5:32 am

    When we went on vacation last month, we got to the airport literally as they did final boarding call. Luckily, our airport is tiny and it took 4 seconds to get through security, or we would’ve for sure missed it (All because I wanted to stop at the grocery store on the way…). Anyway — the dressing on this sounds amazing! Love a quick meal

  • D @ The Kosher Cave Girl December 11, 2013, 5:42 am

    Wow. That’s super yummy looking food, you’ve got there. I’m always paranoid before flights, and end up at the airport hours before I actually need to be there.

    • Erica December 11, 2013, 9:43 am

      Hah that is probably what I should do in the future!

  • dishing up the dirt December 11, 2013, 9:04 am

    Nate is a FAST runner! holy cow. That is an incredible marathon time. This dish sounds fantastic. Great minds think alike. I made soba noodles with a peanut sauce yesterday. This miso scallion dressing sounds amazing!

  • Mom December 11, 2013, 10:43 am

    I was just wondering what to do with that Napa cabbage that came with my farm share! Thanks!

  • Julia December 11, 2013, 12:17 pm

    Oh my gosh these noodles! I want this bowl so hard, I can barely enunciate! I’m telling you lady, your food and photos keep getting better and better. Keep ‘em coming! :)

  • Katie @ Blonde Ambition December 11, 2013, 5:11 pm

    Ahh your Asian-inspired dressings always sound so good! I may have to make something like this for dinner tonight with the noodles I have, since I am a bad Italian and don’t have any pasta sauce on hand for once ;)

  • DessertForTwo December 11, 2013, 8:34 pm

    I’m a soba noodle addict, for real! this looks fantastic!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health December 11, 2013, 10:42 pm

    You two make quite the couple! I can’t believe you made time for cooking and photography before catching a flight and I can’t believe he ran in weather that cold, that fast! You are one dedicated blogger and yes, he is an animal.

    Anyway, soba noodles. I’ve never tried them but you make them look delicious. They will have to go on the list of things to try in the new year!

    • Erica December 12, 2013, 9:34 am

      Um YES – you must try soba noodles ASAP!


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