From Adele McConnell’s The Vegan Cookbook.

This delicious and nutritious vegan noodle dish makes a perfect quick lunch. Following a plant based diet means enjoying a wide range of healthy and incredibly tasty foods that will make you feel nourished and satisfied. With nutrient-packed kale, and ginger, chilli and lime for a fresh, spicy kick, these noodles are sure to leave you feeling positively perky all afternoon.


Kale and Soba Noodles with Ginger-Chilli Sauce

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes
350g/12oz dried soba noodles
1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
200g/7oz smoked tofu, cut into cubes
3 carrots, cut into matchstick strips
1 large red onion, sliced
200g/7oz button mushrooms, sliced
50g/1¾oz red cabbage, thinly sliced
80g/2¾oz kale, sliced
For the Ginger-Chilli Sauce:
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari soy sauce
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
2cm/¾in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp chilli paste
1 tsp brown sugar or coconut sugar

1. Put all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and add 125ml/4fl oz/½ cup water. Whisk well to combine thoroughly, then leave to one side to allow the flavours to develop.

2. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over a high heat, and cook the soba noodles for 4–5 minutes, or according to the pack instructions, until soft. Drain in a colander and leave to one side.

3. Heat the oil in a large wok or non-stick saucepan over a high heat. Fry the tofu for 5 minutes, turning frequently, until golden brown on all sides. Add the carrots, onion and mushrooms, and stir-fry for 1 minute, or until warmed through. Add the cabbage and kale, and cook for 2 minutes, or until they begin to soften. Pour the sauce mixture over the top and cook for a further 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the soba noodles and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute, or until thoroughly heated through. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.


Adele McConnell is the founder of the hugely successful vegan food blog,, and was the winner of the prestigious ‘Vegan Food Blogger Award’ by The Vegan Woman 2012. She loves sharing her passion for vegan food. Watch her inspiring, easy-to-follow cookery demonstrations on her YouTube channel.


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