March 14, 2017

Not only can vegan dishes be packed with protein and nutrients, they can also be incredibly delicious and satisfying. Take this Asian noodle soup for example. It’s 100% plant-based, but with ingredients like soba noodles, ginger, carrots, daikon, and hot sauce, you won’t even miss the meat. In fact, the tofu in this recipe give it a whopping 26 grams of protein, sure to keep you feeling full and fueled long after the meal is over. That said, the recipe can also be easily modified to include meat like shrimp or skirt steak, if you so choose. Watch this video to learn how to make asian noodles in broth.

Begin by cooking udon or soba noodles, whichever you prefer, according to the package directions. This will take around eight to ten minutes. Then, you can either distribute the noodles in bowls, or keep them on the side if you’re planning to make a big batch of soup to last you all week. 

Next, in a small saucepan, combine water, soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, and ginger. Cook this mixture over medium heat until it reaches a simmer. Then, add in the tofu (or meat of your choosing), and simmer for another four minutes, or until everything is cooked thoroughly. 

If you’re serving up all the soup at once, first add lettuce, radish, carrot, and green onions to all the bowls, before ladling the hot broth on top. To top them off, sprinkle on some hot sauce and sesame oil. Again, you can also easily prep this at the beginning of the week, store it in your fridge, and enjoy the tasty soup for days.