Soba Noodles with Crispy Kale & Coconut

February 16, 2015
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  • Serves 4
Author Notes

We eat this noodle bowl at our house almost once a week. The kale-coconut combination is inspired by recipe from Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Every Day, which I've been tweaking for the last few years until I settled on my ultimate version. The kale and coconut roast until crispy and makes a great pairing with the soft noodles and creamy avocado. It's versatile, quick to make, and relatively healthy. —Kitchen Sink Diaries

What You'll Need
  • 10 ounces soba noodles
  • 2 bunches kale, de-stemmed and chopped
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes (sometimes called chips)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, de-seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 415F.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl.
  3. Toss the kale, coconut, jalapeño, and 2/3 of the soy sauce mixture together and divide between two large baking sheets, spreading the kale into a single layer on the sheets. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, turning once or twice with a spatula, until the kale is crispy and the coconut is browned.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the soba noodles according to package directions, usually about 4 minutes. Drain the noodles and immediately toss with the remaining soy sauce mixture.
  5. Divide the noodles into bowls and top with the kale and coconut mixture. Garnish with a few slices of avocado and serve.

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