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Soba Noodles with Miso-Glazed Tofu and Vegetables

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on time 22 mins
Total time 22 mins
Yield Serves 4
Soba noodles lose about 80% of their sodium when cooked in unsalted water. Rinse and drain the soba thoroughly after cooking to remove any lingering salt.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white miso
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 4 ounces uncooked organic soba noodles
  • 1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded
  • 1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Nutrition Information

  • calories 346
  • fat 16.3 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 10.4 g
  • polyfat 4 g
  • protein 20.1 g
  • carbohydrate 36.8 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 5.2 mg
  • sodium 446 mg
  • calcium 217 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 tablespoon canola oil and next 7 ingredients (through sesame oil) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  2. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and rinse. Combine noodles and 1/4 cup miso mixture in a bowl; toss to coat.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Cut tofu crosswise into 4 (1-inch-thick) slices. Add tofu to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Add 1 tablespoon miso mixture to pan; toss to coat. Remove tofu from pan; keep warm. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms and asparagus to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add remaining 2 tablespoons miso mixture to pan; toss to coat. Sprinkle with green onions. Arrange 1/2 cup noodle mixture in each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 1/2 cup vege­table mixture and 1 tofu steak.

Cook's Notes

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