Vegan Teriyaki Noodle Bowl

Vegan, nut-free, refined sugar-free
A veggie-packed, light-on-the-noodles noodle bowl that’s paired with a quick and easy homemade Teriyaki sauce. Go ahead and customize this noodle bowl with whatever veggies you have on hand to use up. To add protein to this recipe, try adding edamame or pan-fried tofu.

Ingredients:

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium tamari
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon natural cane sugar
  • 2 large cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (use less for less heat)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon potato starch or cornstarch

For the noodle bowl:

  • 1/2 box (4-oz/115g) soba noodles*
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth
  • 3 1/2 cups broccoli florets (1/2 large bunch)
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 large red pepper, thinly sliced (1 1/3 cups)
  • 2 to 3 large carrots, peeled and julienned (1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 to 4 green onions, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup shelled edamame (optional, thaw if frozen)
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles and reduce heat to medium-high. Cook the noodles as instructed on the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Prepare the sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients until combined. Set aside.
  3. For the noodle bowl: Preheat an extra-large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the broth and coat the pan. Add the broccoli florets, celery, and red pepper, and saute for about 7-10 minutes, until almost tender. Stir frequently, and reduce heat if necessary.
  4. Add the carrots and edamame (if using) to the skillet and saute another couple minutes.
  5. Stir the drained noodles into the stir-fry mixture along with all of the Teriyaki sauce. Cook for a couple minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and the carrots soften a bit.
  6. Serve immediately with a garnish of sliced green onion, and sesame seeds.