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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Soba Noodle Soup with Spinach and Mushrooms

Monday, February 23, 2009

Recipe for Soba Noodle Soup with Spinach and Mushrooms



Here we go again with another soup recipe!! I am so sorry if you are tired of my soup craze!! I just can't stop making big pots of soup though!! I love having soup on a cold day...and I love packing it for our lunches, and even freezing portions for later on!

This soba noodle soup is very light, but filling. I love the mushrooms and spinach! It makes a very pretty soup, and it is also very healthy!! If you haven't tried soba noodles before, I suggest you do:) They have a great nutty flavor and are a great source of fiber. Look for them in the Asian section of your grocery store.

If you can't find them you can substitute whole wheat spaghetti noodles.If you want to add protein you could add in some tofu, shrimp, or even chicken!! I will for sure be making this one again!! Enjoy!







Soba Noodle Soup with Spinach and Mushrooms
Adapted from Everyday Food

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces shiitake mushrooms (stems removed), caps thinly sliced (we used button mushrooms because we already had them)
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts separted and thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • Coarse Salt
  • 2 cans (14.5 Ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth (we used vegetable broth)
  • 2tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (we use lite soy sauce)

Directions
1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add mushrooms, scallion whites, garlic, and ginger; season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender, 6 minutes.

2. Add broth and 3 cups water; bring to a boil. Add soba; reduce to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes. Add spinach; cook just until tender, about 1 minute. Add lime juice and soy sauce. Serve topped with scallion greens.

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39 Comments:

Blogger Pam said...

Simple and delicious. I love this kind of soup.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

We are having issues with Blogger! Sorry for the messed up format! The soup is still good:)

8:52 AM  
Blogger 5 Star Foodie said...

The soup loos wonderful! Love the flavors here.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Problem fixed, try the soup!! It is delicious!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I'm looking for soba noodle soup's recipe! this one seems easy and delicious! Thanks! :D

9:11 AM  
Blogger Reeniā™„ said...

That would hit the spot right now!! It looks delicious!!

9:28 AM  
Blogger n.o.e said...

We love soups too! And soba noodles are so tasty. Great looking soup!
Nancy

10:03 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

a delicious soup! Healthy and tasty!

Cheers,

Rosa

10:03 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Of course I missed your last post and it was a giveaway!! Oh well. Looks like you guys got a lot of response... congrats!! This soup looks so good. I can't wait to make it!

10:05 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

mmm.yummy!I love soba noodles

10:06 AM  
Blogger mikky said...

simple, yet full of flavor... :)

10:07 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

Oh, how yummy, perfect soup for lunch or light weeknight dinner. I love theingredients and am crazy about soba noodles. Thanks for sharing this one!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Oh, this looks so yummy! I love the mushroom spinach combo and with soba noodles I'm sure this was delicious.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I love soups just like this one. Very comforting and very warming. Great!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

You know I can't get enough of your soups -- in fact I might be trying to set a record by making every soup you've posted in a six month period! This one is certainly going on the list!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Cathy-I am so glad you love our soup recipes!! I hope you enjoy this one as well!

10:50 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Soup is pratical, healthy and tasty! How could you not love it!

11:22 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

That looks so warm and comforting! I love soups too, keep them coming!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

Oooh that soup looks so good! That is so my kind of food - I love everything you've put into it!
I've had a soup craze for the past couple of weeks.
I also have some soba noodles and still haven't used them - this looks just right. Thanks for sharing.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Elyse said...

That soup sounds so delicious! Keep coming with the soups; it's the perfect season for them, and like you, I can't get enough!! Can't wait to try this. I love spinach in soups. By the way, my Mom just got me a great soup cookbook from an Atlanta-based soup restaurant (http://www.souperjennyatl.com/store/)!

12:21 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

What a beautiful soup!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Elyse-Thanks for the info! I will look into that cookbook! I am always up for more recipes!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

how much spinach do you put in?

1:15 PM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

No complaints about soup recipes here. I have gallons of chicken stock in my freezer and I need ideas for it. Anyway, winter isn't over yet and soup is still very much in demand!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Nicole-Of course I didn't measure the spinach, but a little less than one bunch of fresh spinach. You can buy it in bunches at the store. Just add what looks good to you! Let me know if you try it!

Short Disorder Cook-I wish winter was over, but it is not so I will keep making soup!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

I could eat a bowl, or two, of this right now. That is one great looking soup, Maria.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

That looks really good Maria. I love soba noodles. A nice wholesome soup.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

This looks truly tasty. I've been wanting a noodle soup! You can't go wrong with spinach and mushrooms :).

5:59 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

This looks great! I'll have to add this to my "try" list. Sadly it's never cold enough here for BIG pots of soup.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Soba noodles are the best! What a great soup!

7:30 PM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Comfy soup...love the bobbing mushrooms. A lil miso could squeeze in here too!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

This looks so comforting. I love soups like this!

8:13 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Maria I LOVE your soup craze! I especially love you noodle creations and am really bummed right now that my husband reviles mushrooms! Looks so good!

11:36 PM  
Blogger VeggieGirl said...

Lovely soup!!

4:46 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

that soup looks terrific and since I am home with bronchitis it sounds even more tempting! Wish you could pass me a bowl of it through puterland!!

5:34 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

don't you worry about me getting tired of your soups. really, the plethora of soups is one of my favorite things about winter. :)
and hey--i love the bowl. :)

9:22 AM  
Blogger emily said...

This looked amazing. I really want to try it!

Also, just wanted to tell you I saw you featured on the Public Health department page when I was downloading some forms for my internship. Yay for you!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Lori Lynn said...

I love soup, and soba. This sounds like a great low cal recipe with lots of zip and flavor!
LL

8:19 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Great looking soup! The lime juice at the end sounds like a great touch.

1:58 PM  

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