Coconut Soba Noodle Bowls

I like to call this one the Edible Snuggie.


Wait, Slanket?

You know what, I know this is a tense subject for many, so to appease you all, let’s all it the Edible Snankuggletie. Because that rolls off the tongue sooo easily.

But really, when you’re down and troubled, and you need some loving care? This highly effective Edible Snankuggletie will be there.

Just call out its name.


However, in order to achieve mouthal comfort at a level of intense orbital magnitude, there are a few smooth and simple steps. Shall we?

First of all, call your best friend and discuss the finale of Parenthood and WHAT IT ALL MEANS. I’m sorry, but that felt more like a series finale and I will have nothing to do with this sort of riff raff.

Second of all, this spicy cilantro pepper pesto. This is gonna be your basis of flava flave in the hizzy.

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Third of all, I mean seriously. Where were the cliffhangers? I needed to hang. From a cliff. There was no cliff. Sum-bias.

Fourthly of all, you’re gonna bloom that pesto in some coconut oil for a smidge. And then whisk in some creamy coconut milk until you can no longer see.

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Fifthly in all, I mean I just feel like they could have shown us what Haddie was up to. We’ll NEVER KNOW.

Sixthlyeth, okay then add some deliciously nutty soba noodles to the coconut sauce. My baby’s got sauce. (she got sauce she got sauce she got sauce)

You know I kissed G. Love back in the mid ’90s. Oh I did. And I’m now wondering if I should backspace that sentence.

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Seventhly heavenly, add those red bell peppers and peas. Add ’em. Tossidy toss that mess.



Slurping is recommended.


Coconut Soba Noodle Bowls:

What it took for 2 -3:

* 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
* 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, roughly chopped
* 1 stalk lemongrass, rough outer leaf pulled away, and the remaining stalk finely sliced
* 1 serrano pepper, chopped
* 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, plus extra for garnish
* 2 Tbs. lime juice
* 1 pinch coarse salt
* 1 Tbs. coconut oil
* 1 (15 oz) can coconut milk (you can use light if you prefer)
* 3 bundles soba noodles
* 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut into small strips
* 1 cup frozen peas
* black sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

In a small food processor, combine the garlic through the pinch of salt. Blitz until the mixture is finely minced. Almost like pesto.

Heat the coconut oil in a medium pot over medium-high. Add the pepper mixture and bloom in the oil for a minute, pressing it around in the oil so the fragrance slaps ya booty.

Whisk in a little of the coconut milk, just to get her going. Then pour the rest in and whisk until fully combined and lovely.

In the meantime, cook your soba noodles in boiling water until they reach al dente, probably 5 minutes.

Drain the water and transfer the noodles to the coconut milk. Add the red bell pepper and peas. Toss to heat everything through, a minute or so.

Serve garnished with cilantro and black sesame seeds.

Seriously, this is divine stuff.


Open sesame.

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37 Responses to Coconut Soba Noodle Bowls

  1. Amanda January 23, 2013 at 8:56 am #
    I dont watch Parenthood, but I do slurp. Can we still be friends?
  2. Jen @ Savory Simple January 23, 2013 at 8:57 am #
    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. yes.
  3. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom January 23, 2013 at 8:58 am #
    I love anything with soba noodles. . will definitely give this one a try! :)
  4. Ann Marie January 23, 2013 at 9:03 am #
    My inability to eat peppers and cilantro are killing me. What would go well with this in place of the peppers? Sounds like I'm missing something by not watching Parenthood. I need a week of vacation time to catch up on all the shows I should be watching! I guess that's the best way to do it. No waiting for the next week's episode :)
    • Lillian January 12, 2017 at 1:49 pm #
      I'm thinking carrots would be a delicious substitute.
  5. Leslie @ And Her Little Dog Too January 23, 2013 at 9:18 am #
    this looks so amazing, seriously. soba noodles are amazing.
  6. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl January 23, 2013 at 9:43 am #
    First you said "mouthal" and then you said "bloom". You complete me.
  7. JulieD January 23, 2013 at 10:00 am #
    OMG I need this!!
  8. kelley January 23, 2013 at 10:07 am #
    Looks amazing. I'd happily slurp up anything if it involves coconut milk :)
  9. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan January 23, 2013 at 10:42 am #
    Whoaaaa looks crazy good!
  10. a farmer in the dell January 23, 2013 at 11:01 am #
    I actually have ALMOST everything in my pantry to make this. No excuses now!
  11. joelle (on a pink typewriter) January 23, 2013 at 11:18 am #
    This recipe kinda sorta makes me want to go on a tropical vacation (and eat a bowl of this at the same time).
  12. Aggie January 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm #
    Oh my heaven, I'll snuggle up with this anytime. So delish Bev!!
  13. Averie @ Averie Cooks January 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm #
    These noodles look amazing, Bev! I am all about using coconut as much as possible!
  14. Kari@Loaves n Dishes January 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm #
    Firstly, I have Parenthood taped, so I am covering my eyes and ears during the PH talk; la, la, la, I can't hear you! Secondly, these yummy noodles are totally slurp worthy!
  15. Jackie @ Domestic Fits January 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm #
    I haven't watched the Parenthood finale yet, it's taunting me from the DVR. But I need a good cliffhanger because If I don't want to throw my remote at the screen and fast forward the next 6 months of my life to find out what happened, I'm just not happy. Which is way I love Dexter, BTW. Oh and I officially need more soba noodles in my life.
  16. Katie January 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm #
    SOBAller. That's what this is. (and I couldn't read the the words of this post because I saw that it was about Parenthood and didn't want to ruin anything)
    • Bev Weidner January 23, 2013 at 5:04 pm #
      Oh, I didn't ruin anything! Just expressed my insane depression that it's over. ;)
  17. Cassie | Bake Your Day January 23, 2013 at 6:13 pm #
    I just watched the finale today and I'm just saying that I will have a breakdown if they don't come back. They are a PART of me, that family. We can start a support group. That includes soba noodles.
  18. Jess January 23, 2013 at 6:54 pm #
    Beautiful noodle bowls - these look so do-able for dinner this week!
  19. Tieghan January 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm #
    Yum! Yum! Love soba noodles!
  20. Katie @ Blonde Ambition January 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm #
    Forget regular pesto, I want that stuff!
  21. Jackie @ Nosh&Norge January 27, 2013 at 10:28 am #
    This recipe looks and sounds amazing... must try! Love noodle dishes of all kinds. And G. Love. :)
  22. Cookie and Kate January 29, 2013 at 8:34 am #
    This is right up my alley. Where'd you find lemongrass around here?! P.s. Your videos on Vine are my favorite.
    • Bev Weidner January 29, 2013 at 9:10 am #
      Hey, Kate! Found the lemongrass at Hen House in PV. I'm SURE Sunfresh would have some too. :)
  23. Brenda June 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm #
    I just wanted to say I made this tonight for dinner and it is as good as it looks! I am however, one of "those" people that thinks cilantro tastes like soap, so I used about half as much as you listed, which was perfect for me! Thanks so much for the awesome recipe!
  24. Caitlin August 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm #
    SO what else do blend in the food processor apart from the garlic? you should spend lees time on stupid comments and more time on the actual recipe
  25. Melissa November 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm #
    I feel like you're missing half of the steps... most of the ingredients aren't even listed in your instructions.
    • Bev Weidner November 10, 2013 at 5:39 pm #
      Hey, Melissa! I do mention them, right in the first sentence. Garlic THROUGH the pinch of salt, as in, everything between those two ingredients. Hope that helps!


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