This delicious, protein-rich dinner provides most of the recommended daily intake of sodium, so balance out the rest of your day with lower-sodium choices.
- Prep time 20 minutes
- Total time 20 minutes
- Portion size 4 servings
- 1 clove garlic , smashed
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 cups chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons sodium-reduced soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 300 g soba noodles
- 4 cups trimmed snow peas
- 4 green onions , thinly sliced
- 12 Soy-Glazed Beef Meatballs , warmed (recipe in Method)
- 1 small Thai bird's-eye pepper , thinly sliced (optional)
Dressing: In food processor, pulse garlic with red pepper flakes until minced. Add basil; pulse until finely chopped. Add tahini and sesame oil; pulse until thick paste. Add lime juice, soy sauce, maple syrup and salt; purée until smooth paste. Set aside.
Noodles: In large saucepan of boiling water, cook noodles according to package directions, adding snow peas during last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well.
Return noodle mixture to saucepan; toss with Dressing and three-quarters of the green onions. Divide noodle mixture among bowls; top with Soy-Glazed Beef Meatballs. Sprinkle with remaining green onions and Thai pepper (if using).
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Fibre 7 g
- Sodium 1294 mg
- Sugars 13 g
- Protein 45 g
- Calories 736
- Total fat 28 g
- Potassium 812 mg
- Cholesterol 100 mg
- Saturated fat 7 g
- Total carbohydrate 83 g