Tofu, Cauliflower & Greens with Soba Noodles and Miso Tahini Sauce

Soba Noodles in Miso Tahini Sauce

I’ve had a jar of tahini sitting in my pantry for too long. I really should use it more often. My intention when I bought it was to use it in salad dressings and similar sauces, but I just haven’t reached for it until now. I actually never intended to use it in this dish, but it just happened, and I’m glad it did.

I got a couple of bunches of broccoli rabe greens in my CSA and I wanted to include it in dinner. I also had a head of cauliflower begging to be used. Both of these veggies tend to get used as side dishes. I wanted to include both in my main course. So I came up with this soba noodle dish. I love cooking with soba noodles. I buy a gluten free version and they cook up so fast and taste excellent.

 

Tofu, Cauliflower & Greens with Soba Noodles and Miso Tahini Sauce
 
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Recipe type: vegan, dinner, gluten free
Ingredients
  • Soba Noodles
  • 1 pound of extra-firm tofu, cubed and drained
  • 1 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp. ginger, chopped
  • 1 head of cauliflower, washed and trimmed
  • 1 bunch of broccoli rabe greens (could also use spinach or swiss chard), washed and chopped
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
Miso Tahini Sauce
  • 3 tbsp. tahini
  • 2 tbsp. white miso
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • additional salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil some salted water in a pot and cook the soba according to the directions on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400.
  3. Mix the tamari and the sesame oil. Mix in to the cubed tofu. Place the tofu on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes.
  4. Heat up the coconut oil in a large pan. Add in the sesame oil.
  5. Saute the onion, garlic, ginger and shallots for a few minutes to soften.
  6. Break up the cauliflower and add to the pan. Cook for about 8-10 minutes. Let the cauliflower brown a bit.
  7. One the cauliflower is softer, but still has some bite to it, turn the heat down lower add in the chopped greens.
  8. Add in the red pepper flakes, salt and ground pepper.
  9. In a separate bowl, whisk all of the sauce ingredients together.
  10. To serve, layer the soba noodles then the cauliflower mixture. Then pour the sauce over both. You can garnish with scallions, roasted sesame seeds and additional red pepper flakes if you like.
  11. Enjoy!

Soba Noodles in Miso Tahini Sauce

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  • Alison @ Alibabka

    I would love to make this tonight!

  • LilMissCakes

    I almost bought soba noodles the other day, but I didnt know what to do with them so I opted out. Now I have a good recipe! Thanks!

  • http://www.ronniefein.com/ Ronnie Fein

    My kind of dinner.

  • http://www.thisamericanbite.com Yosef

    BEST sear I have seen on tofu. Ever.

    • http://confident-cook.com/ Hindy Garfinkel

      Thanks! I try my best to reach tofu perfection. I can’t stand soft tofu.

  • mayihavethatrecipe

    Great use of the Tahini, never though of combining Tahini and miso. Sounds delicious

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    I don’t normally like tofu, but this looks appetizing!

  • http://KatherinesCorner.com/ Katherines Corner

    I am not a tofu fan. but…this looks yummy. Hugs!

  • http://joyofkosher.com/ Tamar Genger

    Great flavors, never combined miso and tahini, but I think it would work well in many dishes, thanks.

  • Whit @ Jewhungry

    Your CSA is giving you a lot of inspiration, which is awesome for us! Great recipe!

  • Talli

    Sesame oil is written twice… What do I do?

    • http://confident-cook.com/ Hindy Garfinkel

      Oy. Just use once. Thanks for catching that. Use the 2 tsp. will fix ASAP.

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