Noodles and Greens

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 20 minutes


By Miyoko Schinner


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu (optional)
  • 8-9 ounces soba noodles
  • 1 large bunch kale or collards


Process first 5 ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 8-9 ounces of uncooked soba noodles to the pot. Return to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes. Add 1 large bunch of chopped hearty greens, such as kale or collards. Continue to cook, uncovered, stirring frequently to keep the greens under the water, for about 5 more minutes. Drain and place in a bowl. This is an easy way to cook any type of pasta and greens together. Cook the pasta until it is about half-way cooked, then add the greens to the cooking water and continue to cook until both are done. Try this with asparagus and broccoli also. Toss with the dressing made from the first 5 ingredients.