Soba Noodles with Spinach & Peanut Sauce (serves 2)

More Soba Noodles for dinner. I have to admit, I love these dark brown strands of goodness, and you might too if you tasted this quick and easy to make dinner!

soba noodles with Spinach & Peanut Sauce

These noodles are a substitute for the pasta make from semolina that I usually eat, and, in my attempt to make them interesting have come up with a great peanut sauce.

Peanuts, soba noodles and spinach make this a healthy dinner for anyone. Give it a try sometime.


You will need: 6 oz soba noodles, (or what you think the 2 of you would eat), 2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil, 1 medium sweet onion, cut into 1/2 moon slices, 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped, 4 cups fresh spinach leaves, 1 tbs soy sauce, 2 tbs smooth or crunch peanut butter, 1/2 tbs mirin, 3 tbs water.

1 – Put saute pan on medium/low heat and add the oil. when it is warm, add the onions and garlic and cook slowly for 15 minutes. the onions will become soft and sweet.

Saute onions

2 – While onions are cooking, put water on for noodles and cook according to instructions. rinse with lots of cold water in a colander and set aside until ready to add to dish.

Cook Soba Noodles (buckwheat noodles)

3 – Add the spinach and a 1/4 cup of water to the pan. cover and cook for 5 minutes on low heat, and spinach has completely wilted.

Add spinach

4 – In a small bowl mix the peanut butter, soy, mirin and water. Add the noodles to the spinach mixture and gently toss together. when noodles are warm, add the peanut sauce and stir.

ready to serve

Serve in warmed bowls. This can also be eaten at room temperature or cold.

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