Soba Noodles with Grilled Tofu and Stir-Fried Spin

A hint of Japanese seasonings enhances this simple noodle-based meal.

Author:Inspired by Vegetarian Times, 2002.07
Yield:6 servings
Prep time: 00:15
Cook time: 00:10
Category:Main Courses


1/2 lb. soba noodles
3 tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
1 lb. firm tofu, drained & sliced
4 cups Swiss chard, rinsed, shredded, firmly packed (or spinach)
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cups soy sauce, (low-sodium)
2 tbsp. sherry
1/8 cups sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
2 tsp. garlic, minced


  1. Bring pot of water to a rolling boil and cook soba noodles according to package directions or until tender. Remove from heat, drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside to drain completely.
  2. Meanwhile, quickly toast the sesame seeds in ungreased skillet until golden, stirring to prevent burning. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Grill tofu with sauce OR stir fry: Heat 3 tbsp. oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Stir-fry cubed tofu 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden.
  4. Add spinach and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes, or until wilted.
  5. Divide noodles into four large soup bowls. Top each portion with tofu and spinach. Add dressing, toss and garnish with sesame seeds.


Nutrition Facts

6 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat
Sodium 1280mg53%
Total Carbohydrate 56g19%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 19g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.