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Sesame Tofu Noodle Bowls
with miso soba, edamame and carrots

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We love the layers of flavor (and color!) in these noodle bowls that come from marinated tofu and a creamy miso and peanut butter dressing for the noodles. 



Sesame Marinade and Dressing:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 4 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 4 Tbsp
  • Water - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes - 1/2 tsp
Sesame Tofu Noodle Bowls:
  • Tofu, extra firm (vacuum packed preferable) - 16 oz , 1/2" / 1.3cm thick slices
  • Bell peppers, red - 1 , chopped
  • Carrots, medium (look for pre-shredded to save time) - 2 , matchsticks
  • Edamame, shelled - 1 1/2 cups , defrosted
  • Noodles, soba (sub spaghetti) - 8 oz
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Peanut butter, creamy - 1 Tbsp
  • Miso, white - 2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds, black or white - 2 tsp
  • Limes - 1 , juice of


  1. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first. Slice into 1/2" / 1.3cm thick pieces . (Can be done up 1 day ahead)

  2. Make marinade / dressing - Peel and chop garlic. Combine with cooking oil (the portion for the marinade), soy sauce, water, honey, sesame oil, vinegar and red pepper flakes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Marinate tofu - Combine tofu pieces with half the marinade (reserve the other half for dressing). Marinate for 30 minutes and up to 1 day)

  4. Bell peppers / Carrots / Edamame - Prep as directed and combine.

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  1. Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Add soba noodles and cook according to package instructions.

  2. While noodles cook, heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil (the portion for tofu). Remove tofu from marinade (discard marinade) and place in a single layer in the heated pan (do this in batches if needed). Sear tofu on both sides until deep golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes total. 

  3. Make dressing by combining reserved half of marinade with peanut butter, miso and sesame seeds. (To get a smooth sauce, it helps to combine all ingredients in a jar or plastic container with a lid and shake well.)

  4. Drain noodles and combine with bell peppers, carrots and edamame. Add dressing and toss to combine.

  5. Serve tofu slices over noodles and finish with fresh lime juice. Enjoy!



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