Recipe for Soba Noodle Soup with Spinach and Mushrooms

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Here we go again with another soup recipe!! I am so sorry if you are tired of my soup craze!! I just can’t stop making big pots of soup though!! I love having soup on a cold day…and I love packing it for our lunches, and even freezing portions for later on!

This soba noodle soup is very light, but filling. I love the mushrooms and spinach! It makes a very pretty soup, and it is also very healthy!! If you haven’t tried soba noodles before, I suggest you do:) They have a great nutty flavor and are a great source of fiber. Look for them in the Asian section of your grocery store.

If you can’t find them you can substitute whole wheat spaghetti noodles.If you want to add protein you could add in some tofu, shrimp, or even chicken!! I will for sure be making this one again!! Enjoy!

Soba Noodle Soup with Spinach and Mushrooms
Adapted from Everyday Food

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces shiitake mushrooms (stems removed), caps thinly sliced (we used button mushrooms because we already had them)
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • Coarse Salt
  • 2 cans (14.5 Ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth (we used vegetable broth)
  • Soba noodles-1 package (we used a 8 oz. size)
  • ½ bunch of fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (we use lite soy sauce)

1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add mushrooms, scallion whites, garlic, and ginger; season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender, 6 minutes.

2. Add broth and 3 cups water; bring to a boil. Add soba noodles; reduce to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes. Add spinach; cook just until tender, about 1 minute. Add lime juice and soy sauce. Serve hot. Top with extra scallions if you wish.


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  1. Of course I missed your last post and it was a giveaway!! Oh well. Looks like you guys got a lot of response… congrats!! This soup looks so good. I can’t wait to make it!

  2. Oh, how yummy, perfect soup for lunch or light weeknight dinner. I love theingredients and am crazy about soba noodles. Thanks for sharing this one!

  3. You know I can’t get enough of your soups — in fact I might be trying to set a record by making every soup you’ve posted in a six month period! This one is certainly going on the list!

  4. Oooh that soup looks so good! That is so my kind of food – I love everything you’ve put into it!
    I’ve had a soup craze for the past couple of weeks.
    I also have some soba noodles and still haven’t used them – this looks just right. Thanks for sharing.

  5. That soup sounds so delicious! Keep coming with the soups; it’s the perfect season for them, and like you, I can’t get enough!! Can’t wait to try this. I love spinach in soups. By the way, my Mom just got me a great soup cookbook from an Atlanta-based soup restaurant (!

  6. No complaints about soup recipes here. I have gallons of chicken stock in my freezer and I need ideas for it. Anyway, winter isn’t over yet and soup is still very much in demand!

  7. Nicole-Of course I didn’t measure the spinach, but a little less than one bunch of fresh spinach. You can buy it in bunches at the store. Just add what looks good to you! Let me know if you try it!

    Short Disorder Cook-I wish winter was over, but it is not so I will keep making soup!

  8. This looks great! I’ll have to add this to my “try” list. Sadly it’s never cold enough here for BIG pots of soup.

  9. Maria I LOVE your soup craze! I especially love you noodle creations and am really bummed right now that my husband reviles mushrooms! Looks so good!

  10. that soup looks terrific and since I am home with bronchitis it sounds even more tempting! Wish you could pass me a bowl of it through puterland!!

  11. don’t you worry about me getting tired of your soups. really, the plethora of soups is one of my favorite things about winter. 🙂
    and hey–i love the bowl. 🙂

  12. This looked amazing. I really want to try it!

    Also, just wanted to tell you I saw you featured on the Public Health department page when I was downloading some forms for my internship. Yay for you!

  13. I’ve got all the ingredients except soy sauce. Will I be ok without it, or is there something I can substitute for the soy sauce? Worcestershire? Thank you!

  14. Can I freeze this soup? Should I omit the noodles and just add them when I am ready to eat the soup? Some noodles soak up all the broth and “blow up”.