This is the ultimate in healthy, fast food dishes.
I love buckwheat noodles. They are so quick to cook and they make the perfect pasta alternative. You can have them hot just as you would with spaghetti, but you can also rinse them under cold water and that way they make a delicious addition to a fabulous salad.
I am probably the biggest pasta lover on the planet. Honestly, I can eat it for days. If it was socially acceptable I would definitely have it for breakfast. Discovering that I couldn’t tolerate gluten felt like the sky was falling in. But discovering buckwheat noodles was like finding a rainbow after a storm. Soppy but true. You can twiddle them round your fork and they are just as satisfying as pasta but don’t leave you looking and feeling bloated.
I absolutely love them with my homemade pesto and some fresh, bursting cherry tomatoes. But this is currently vying for the number one spot in delicious ways to eat buckwheat noodles.
This is just one of those dishes I love whipping up when I need something quick and delicious. It’s bursting with goodness, flavour and even packs a punch of protein from the prawns. It would be shellfish of me not to share it with you now, wouldn’t it?
- 150g buckwheat soba noodles
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- pinch of dried chilli flakes
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 100g cherry tomatoes
- 150g peas, frozen
- 3 cm ginger, peeled and grated
- 250g prawns, uncooked
- Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions. Then drain them and return them to the pan and drizzle with the sesame oil and soy sauce
- Heat up a frying pan or a wok and add a little vegetable oil. Add the spring onions, garlic and ginger. Fry for a minute or so. Then add the tomatoes. Turn up the heat and allow the tomatoes to cook for a couple of minutes until until they get lovely and smooshy (technical term).
- Then, throw in the prawns and the peas, and cook until the prawns are lovely and pink and the peas are cooked through.
- Add the noodles and a pinch of dried chilli flakes.
- Give it all a really good stir and then divide between two bowls.
Seriously simple and unbelievably delicious! Do give it a go, I know it will become one of your favourites too!