parsley & pesto soba noodles

Parsley & Pesto Soba Noodles

12 oz dried soba noodles
¾ cup italian parsley, roughly chopped
2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted (optional)
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ tbsp sesame oil
1 ½ tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp grape seed oil, or other neutral tasting oil

Heat a large pot of water to a boil. Add soba noodles, stir as they soften, and bring water back up to a simmer (not a boil). Simmer for 6-7 minutes or according to package directions. Noodles should still have a slight firmness, and not be mushy. Strain soba and rinse well using the correct water temperature. If serving warm, rinse under hot water, if serving soba at room temperature, rinse under cold water.

While soba cooks, make parsley sauce. Combine parsley, pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, and grape seed oil in a food processor and blend ingredients together until smooth. Toss noodles with sauce and serve.*

*Serves approx. 4

NOTE: The sauce would also be great for dressing chicken, fish, or on salads. If you have raw pine nuts, to toast, heat a dry pan over medium heat, add pine nuts and toast until golden, shaking the pan frequently to help pine nuts toast evenly. Can be served at warm or at room temperature, depending on your preference. If serving warm, make sauce first.

{Image and recipe from Todd and Diane of White On Rice Couple}

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And please don’t forget to continue praying for Japan!

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16 thoughts on “parsley & pesto soba noodles

  1. Yeri says:

    OH WOW. Those noodles look so amazing! I am totally going to try to make this. Gives a healthier alternative than regular pasta too. And I love that there is sesame oil in the sauce.

  2. That looks like a great dish. I cant wait to try it. Thanks:) Kisses

  3. We make and use fresh pesto on almost anything that doesn’t move!
    Love the stuff espcially when we have fresh basil from our garden to use in it.
    Great post!!

    aka AudreyGardenLady
    off to see your shop now :D

  4. looks incredibly delicious!

  5. Kaho says:

    The soba photo is gorgeous… So peaceful! It reminds me of Japan, too. You’re a good stylist! I think of Japan very often as they still experience large scale aftershocks like yesterday. I was talking with other Japanese friends that if another natural disaster hits Tokyo, such as another big earthquake or volcanic eruption of Mt. Fuji, Japan is going to sink. Deep. I’m scared… I’ve got to keep a positive thought…

  6. I should not have looked at this before lunch time. What a great recipe!!!! Sounds like a perfect dish for this weekend!!

  7. this looks fantastic. need to try it out with parsley. i love love love pesto and nothing screams summer like basil made pesto for me. however, a new version would be a good thing. will definitely give it a shot and let you know how it turns out.

  8. That looks fantastic. Pesto is so versatile I sometimes forget how great it tastes on pasta. For shame, I know.

  9. Lovely! I like soba noodles but have never had them with pesto. Great idea!

  10. thesavvystudent says:

    The photo is beautiful – few things can beat home-made pesto (so simple but so delicious)!!!

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