Easy California Soba Bowl

Makes 4 servings25 minutes
If you need a break from heavy pasta but still crave the satisfaction that comes with a bowl of noodles, turn to soba. This recipe draws on the bright, zingy flavors of lime and ginger with avocados and tomatoes bringing a fresh touch to this pantry meal.


1 package soba noodles

2 carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks

½ bunch scallions

1 garlic clove, grated on a microplane

½-inch chunk ginger, grated on a microplane

2 tablespoons soy sauce

Juice of 1 lime

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 avocado, sliced

2 Early Girl tomatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks

1 small zucchini, sliced into thin half-moons

Step 1

Cook soba according to package instructions.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, lime and sesame oil. Whisk until well combined and set aside.

Step 3

When the soba is done, strain and place in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing immediately so the noodles don’t stick to each other then add the carrots, scallions and zucchini. Taste and adjust for salt and acid. Finish with a shower of sesame seeds and avocado slices!