Happy Wednesday, folks. As D.C. prepares itself for another blast of snow, I’m here to share the recipe for this easy soba noodle, roasted broccoli, and spicy chickpea bowl. It was a big hit this week when I prepared it for some simple meals at home; I boiled a bunch of soba noodles at once, so that I could enjoy the dish several days in a row.
If you do the same–make about 8 ounces at a time–you can toss them with a little sesame oil and tamari after cooking, and keep them in the fridge. As the week goes by, you can create 3-4 easy lunch bowls by pairing them with whatever you’re craving. In this case (since I’m on a massive toasted chickpea kick), it was spicy toasted chickpeas, creamy avocado, and roasted broccoli.
Other ideas for soba noodle accompaniments:
I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Soba noodles are super versatile, and this bowl can definitely be customized to suit what you have and what you’re craving!
A word about soba noodles: I like the Eden brand 100% buckwheat soba noodles, which are made with buckwheat flour only. If you have celiac disease, however, you may wish to purchase a brand that is clearly labeled as gluten free, such as King Soba organic noodles. There are lots of brands available at both Asian markets and mainstream groceries, so shop around. And then get cooking. This meal is worth it.
Of course, the chickpeas can be prepared in advance, just as the soba noodles can be. Prepping toasted chickpeas and soba noodles is a great thing to do whenever you take care of other weekly batch cooking (grains, beans, salad dressings, etc.).
Hope you enjoy the dish. And if it’s chilly where you are, stay warm.
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I actually roasted chickpeas and broccoli earlier today! The dish looks fantastic!
Had this for lunch today and it was so tasty and super filling. Who knew smoked paprika would pair so well with the Asian flavors?
I love soba noodles, especially when I cold rinse then after cooking and put them in a salad. I don’t know why but I love them cold?
Chickpeas have to be my number 1 legume!
Oh YUM! This sounds delicious! I love the sound of the roasted chickpea addition =)
[ Smiles ] Well, you’ve presented me with a lovely option of preparing broccoli.
This looks mighty tasty! Bowls are so easy and fun to make. I have found that you can toast other beans to the same crispy effect as chickpeas. White beans, with ground fennel and hot pepper flakes, are particularly good, if you’re looking to switch things up.
Whoa. You are blowing my mind with the toasted white beans.
Weird question. If I wanted to make this for lunch, will the roasted broccoli get soggy over night? I’m not a broccoli eater but need to add it to my lunch regimen because of all the benefits. THIS seems like a great recipe to start.
I had to come to Oklahoma from frozen Missouri and I would like to report SUN and more beautiful 60 degrees SUN today. Now I have to go back to snow and snow. I feel you pain. 🙂
your not you. 🙂
Beautiful! I’m all about easy meals lately, especially when the entire thing fits in a bowl. Have you tried black bean noodles yet? I had them in my pantry for at least 6 months and was so scared to try them but oh my goodness are they delicious. Stay warm! xo
You know, Ashley, I’ve got some too, and need to take the plunge. Soon!
How had I forgotten about soba?! I love cooking a batch of a grain/pseudo grain to have on hand for quick meals but will definitely have to start doing the same with noodles.
With toasty chickpeas, brocc and avo, I don’t think this meal could get any better.
Keep warm Gena 🙂
I forget about soba noodles all the time, for reasons that seem inconceivable once I make and enjoy them. Thanks, Miss Emma! <3
Looks great, I still need to try toasted chickpeas!
What?! Christine, you haven’t made them? Gotta do it. They’re so good 🙂
looks tasty, nice ingredients
Delicious mix of ingredients!
Stay warm and safe!
You too, lady! <3
Yum! This looks so easy and delicious!
Love dishes like this. Yum!
That is my kind of food!
Looove soba noodles. You add chickpeas to dishes I would never think to add them to! This looks perfect.
Yeah, I’m starting to wonder what you *can’t* add toasted chickpeas to. Chocolate? Watch me try.
I would love to see you try this! I love toasted chickpeas, too. And chocolate. Make it happen! 🙂
That looks amazing! I’m sure the texture of the chickpeas is amazing.
I have a full on toasted chickpea PROBLEM at the moment 🙂 So crispy and good!
PS — I miss you.