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Soba Noodles with Tofu in Spicy Garlic Sauce and Avocados

July 11, 2014
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  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Soba noodles are great to eat any day of the year--they're delicious warm or cold. One of my favorite ways to have them is with a serving of spicy tofu topped with avocados and tomatoes. —Petit World Citizen

What You'll Need
  • Soba Noodles with Tofu in Spicy Garlic Sauce and Avocados
  • 10-12 ounces soba noodles, dry
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 avocados, cut in half-inch chunks
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 piece scallion, sliced, for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 1 handful roasted seaweed, cut in strips, for garnish
  • Tofu in Spicy Garlic Sauce (recipe below)
  • Tofu in Spicy Garlic Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 3-4 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 packets 12-14 oz extra firm tofu, cut in half-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce (or gluten free tamari sauce)
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili garlic paste/sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon potato (or cornstarch) mixed with 1 tablespoon of cold water
  • 4-8 scallions, sliced (reserve some for garnish)
  1. Soba Noodles with Tofu in Spicy Garlic Sauce and Avocados
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add soba noodles and cook until al dente, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again.
  3. Transfer the noodles to a large bowl. Toss with sesame oil and soy sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning. Toss with sesame seeds.
  4. Transfer to individual serving bowls or one large serving bowl. Top noodles with spicy tofu, followed by avocados, tomatoes, scallions, and sesame seeds. Using kitchen scissors, cut strips of seaweed on top.
  1. Tofu in Spicy Garlic Sauce
  2. In a large saucepan sauté ginger and garlic in olive oil, stirring until fragrant. Add tofu and sauté about 10 minutes.
  3. Add rest of ingredients, leaving scallions until last. Cook until sauce thickens slightly (just a couple of minutes).
  4. Add orange juice and stir. Add scallions, toss and serve over rice, other grains or soba noodles.
  5. Note: In other versions I’ve added sliced mushrooms, broccoli, or other vegetables that might add color, flavor or texture. Feel free to scale back, omit, or add more chili garlic sauce or jalapeño pepper according to personal preferences.

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2 Reviews

Joy January 7, 2015
I hate ot leave a negative comment, but... The title is accurate in that there is soba, tofu, and avocado. However, there is no sauce to speak of, even after I tripled the orange juice and sesame oil. There was also no spice. When I googled this poster's website, I discovered that the recipe posted here is missing two ingredients: ONE HALF CUP OF SOY SAUCE and 1-2 tablespoons of chili garlic paste. Yep, that would explain why there was no sauce and no taste. Please don't make this as is.
Petit W. January 9, 2015
Dear Joy,
Thank you for your comment and bringing this discrepancy to attention! I'm not sure how such main ingredients were omitted when this recipe was posted here. Nevertheless, I'm so sorry for this very unfortunate mistake and I sincerely apologize for any and all the inconvenience and frustration this caused you. The recipe has now been updated and corrected to include the previously missing ingredients, soy sauce and chili garlic paste, in the sauce. Thank you once again for commenting. I appreciate it!