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Red Pepper-Spinach Soba Noodles

Buckwheat noodles are sauteed with chickpeas, spinach and sweet red peppers, then seasoned with turmeric, ginger and soy sauce. This protein-packed veggie-noodle medley is balanced with sweet, chewy raisins and crunchy walnuts. Skill Level: Intermediate

Community:
15 min Prep
20 min Total
Servings
$3.07
price per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 456
Protein 15.0g
Total Carbohydrates 72.0g
Dietary Fiber 4.1g
Net Carbohydrates 67.9g
Sugar 12.8g
Total Fat 14.4g
Saturated Fat 1.9g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 1270.1mg
SmartPoints® 9.0

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces soba noodles
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 5 Tablespoons soy sauce or tamari, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red (cayenne) pepper
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons walnuts, halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Bring a medium-size pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the soba noodles and cook for about 5 minutes, or until soft. When soba noodles are cooked, drain into a colander and set aside.
  2. Place 3/5 of the olive oil into a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the remaining olive oil, the baby spinach, sliced bell peppers and chickpeas to the pan. Season the veggies with the turmeric, ginger and 3/5 of the soy sauce. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, stirring, until the spinach wilts.
  4. Add the cooked soba and remaining soy sauce to the skillet and turn heat down to medium-low. Sprinkle the noodle-veggie medley with cayenne pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute, taking care to ensure the spices are evenly distributed. If the noodles stick to the pan, add another tablespoon of olive oil.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat and transfer its contents to a large bowl. Add the walnut halves and raisins to the bowl, taking care to ensure the ingredients are evenly distributed.  
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

Price Per Serving based on average national price: excludes store savings and local grocery store pricing

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