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Soba Noodles with Grilled Veggies and Sesame Ginger Noodles

This cool vegetarian noodle dish is a perfect meal for any occasion. Since it's served at room temperature, you can prepare everything several hours ahead, then assemble it at the last minute.

April 8th, 2012

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 Cups mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 6 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 3 leeks
  • 1 pound asparagus, tough stem ends removed
  • 1 Cup snow peas
  • 2 bundles soba (buckwheat) noodles
  • 12 Cups bean sprouts
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring until the tahini is dissolved. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool. (To store, transfer dressing into a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid; it will keep for a couple of days refrigerated). To serve, add 1 to 2 tablespoons water to dressing.

  2. Heat grill.

  3. While waiting for the grill to get hot, combine the sugar, mirin, soy sauce and sesame oil in a large bowl and whisk to mix. Add the mushrooms, leeks, asparagus and snow peas. Toss lightly and set aside.

  4. Place a fine-mesh rack or grilling basket on the grill. Put the mushrooms, leeks and asparagus on the grill over medium-high heat and brush with the marinade. Grill the asparagus until they are slightly charred and the colour has brightened, and 2 minutes. Grill the leeks until slightly charred and soft, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Put snow peas on grill last and cook until colour brightens, about 1 minute.

  5. When they are cool enough to handle, slice the asparagus, leeks and mushrooms into think diagonal slices. Set aside.

  6. Cook the soba noodles in a large pot of boiling water until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain in a strainer and rinse well with cool water. Squeeze noodles to extract excess water. Transfer to a bowl. Add bean sprouts and grilled vegetables.

  7. Just before serving, add the dressing to the noodles and mix well.

Soba Noodles with Grilled Veggies and Sesame Ginger Noodles

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