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Green Peppercorn Soba

Green peppercorns do the heavy lifting in this green peppercorn soba, lending their fruity, aromatic flavor to earthy soba noodles.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 467kcal


  • Large pot
  • Small pot
  • Wok or skillet
  • Colander


  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil plus more for frying
  • 1 tablespoon whole, dried green peppercorns crushed in a mortar and pestle
  • 1 Thai chili pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds
  • 2 scallions trimmed and minced
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 16 ounces soba noodles
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms sliced, diced, or torn depending on variety
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For serving

  • 1 scallion trimmed and minced
  • Black and white sesame seeds


Cook the sauce:

  • Heat the avocado oil in a small pot over medium heat. Once hot, remove from the heat and stir in the crushed green peppercorns, sliced chili pepper, sesame seeds, and sliced scallions. Return to the stove over low heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in lime juice, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Return to the stove over very low heat as you cook the rest of the recipe.

Cook the soba:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the soba according to package instructions. Drain and rinse and set aside.

Cook the mushrooms:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon avocado oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 6-8 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add more oil, as necessary, if the mushrooms stick. Season with salt and pepper. Once the mushrooms are golden brown, reduce heat to medium-low.

Cook the sauce:

  • Add half the sauce to the mushrooms and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens and reduces.

Cook the spinach:

  • Add the spinach to the skillet or wok and cook briefly until wilted.

Finish the soba:

  • Add the soba and the remaining sauce to the skillet. Toss to coat and cook for 1–2 minutes more until the soba has soaked up the sauce. Turn off the heat.

To serve:

  • Divide the cooked soba between shallow bowls and garnish with more minced scallion and sesame seeds. Enjoy!


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1693mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 18mg
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