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Spicy Garlic Soba with Greens

4 Servings

20 minutes

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Spicy, garlicky soba noodles and dark green kale yield a hearty and quick vegetarian meal. Leeks add a delicate, onion flavor. We liked using a buckwheat-wheat blended soba noodle, but any variety will work. The dish is fine as is, though a sunny-side up egg would be a nice complement. Gochujang, a chili paste common in Korean cooking, adds savory-salty heat to the noodles. It can be found in Asian markets and most larger supermarkets.




Don’t forget to rinse the soba noodles with cold water right after they finish cooking. They’ll turn gummy and lose their texture if they sit in warm water.

20 minutes


  • 1

    8.8-ounce package dried soba noodles

  • 1

    tablespoon packed light brown sugar


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Karen H.
March 5, 2023
Delicious!! Will definitely make this again.
Loved the simplicity of this healthy, vegan meal.
Marie A.

Could you please post the nutritional information (calories, carbs, fat, salt etc) for this recipe? Thank you.

Jill C.

Can you add an option to print the recipe without the photo?

Jennifer B.

Am completely into udon these days and they were great with this recipe. Also used lacinato kale, it just has a less bitter taste. And the rest worked beautifully.

Andrew S.

A very flavorful and satisfying recipe. It is also easy to make, but unless you are really quick at prepping ingredients, it's going to take more than 20 minutes to pull together.