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Soba Noodles with Swiss Chard and Shitaki Recipe

Posted on 3rd of May, 2010 by Lévana

Soba noodles are delightful, light and gluten-free. They pack in lots of flavor and nutrition, are delicious and a snap to prepare, a most welcome change from the same old same old pasta. Do try your best to get the seaweed, they will add a funky briny flavor to the dish


1 pound soba noodles
1/3 cup toasted sesame oil
8 cloves garlic, minced
2-inch piece ginger, grated
1 large bunch Swiss chard, stems and leaves, thinly sliced
1 pound Shitaki mushrooms, stems discarded, sliced
1/4 cup hijiki (seaweed: Health food stores), soaked in warm water to cover
1 bunch scallions, sliced very thin
3-4 tablespoons soy sauce
2-3 tablespoons bottled hot sauce


Bring water to boil in a large pot, with a little salt and a little oil. Add the soba noodles and boil 3-4 minutes. Drain and reserve.
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant, just one minute. Add the Swiss chard and shitaki and sauté until all liquids evaporate, 3-4 minutes. Add the reserved cooked noodles, the seaweed, scallions, soy sauce, and cook until just heated through, stirring to combine. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Filed under: Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

4 Responses

  1. Rachel, on Said:

    Hello Chef. Levana,

    May I first say that I love your facebook page and recipes. They make me passionate about cooking and have made me a better cook. Thank you for that! :)

    Everytime I click on the “Farfalle with Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil” link from the recipe index, the page goes to “Soba Noodles with Swiss Chard and Shitaki” instead. I think there might be something wrong with the link.

    Thanks for your time!

    • Lévana, on Said:

      thanks so much Rachel! I always hear this with great pleasure. thanks for letting me know about the link. I found a little pile-on right around that link. All fixed. Please confirm it’s good to go on your end. You’ll love that recipe!

  2. Rachel, on Said:

    Everything’s good on my end. I was able to access the Farfalle recipe – and now I know what I’m making for dinner! Thank you for getting back to me.

    Take care and Yom Tovah!


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