Soba Noodles With Meatballs Soba Noodles With Meatballs

Soba Noodles With Meatballs | Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by The Props Image by: Maya Visnyei

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

Ingredients

Dressing:
  • 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
Noodles:
  • 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)

Method

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
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