Every Wednesday we go to the Sunflower Market and stock up on produce. It is our date night, I know we are nerds:) Wednesday is double ad day, so everything from the week before and the new week is on sale. That means tons of cheap and delicious produce! We load our cart and usually only spend $12. It is our magic number.
Last week zucchini was on sale for 88 cents a pound, such a bargain! I loaded the cart and probably got a little carried away. I’ve been trying to find ways to use it before it goes bad. I made pasta with zucchini, we grilled zucchini, and I made this amazing soba noodle dish.
Have you tried soba noodles? We love them. Soba noodles are thin Japanese noodles made with buckwheat and wheat flour. They can be served hot, cold, or in soup. This time we served them warm with an Asian sauce. We added in edamame, spinach, and our star ingredient, zucchini.
We loved this dish. Soba noodles aren’t heavy like some pastas can be. I loved the light Asian sauce and green vegetables too. It not only was a pretty dish, but a tasty one! I will be making this one again and again. I might even add tofu next time.
Low sodium soy sauce
Rice wine vinegar
Garlic Chile Paste
1 T Sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 zucchini, chopped
½ cup shelled edamame
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
3 green onions, chopped
Black pepper, to taste
Extra green onions for garnish
1. First, make the sauce. In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients. I guessed on the measurments, so just make sure you taste as you go. Sorry we forget to measure sometimes.
2. Cook the soba noodles according to the package instructions. Drain them and set aside.
3. In a large skillet heat the sesame oil. Add in garlic and cook for a couple of minutes. Add in zucchini, edamame, spinach, and green onions. Cook until the zucchini is tender and the spinach is wilted.
4. Pour in the sacue. Stir well. Add black pepper, to taste.
5. Stir in the soba noodles. Let everytihng cook together for a couple of minutes.
6. Serve in a bowl. Add sesame seeds and green onions on top, if you wish.