Soba Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Eggs

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Home sweet home.  After about a week and a half on the road to visit family in two different states I am so so happy to be back in North Carolina.  As nice as it is to see our family and friends, I am 100% a creature of habit.  I like my routines.  And I will totally admit that I get cranky when I’m away from them for too long.

And when you throw complete and utter nuttiness into the mix?  Well let’s just say that it’s not a pretty sight.  Trying to get all my work done in advance before we left was busy enough.  But then add in the fact that my car broke down (with a full trunk of groceries!!) the week before we headed out for our trip.  Turns out – I needed an entire new transmission.

Now, would one think this would happen to my 3 ½ year old car?  Not so much.  The car that we were also planning on taking on our road trip.  My car and I were not friends that week.

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But we’re cool now.  She’s all fixed up.  And let me just say that I have never been so glad that we purchased a warranty.  If I had to pay for it … yeah, that would have gotten ugly.

Sooooo.  Food.  We ate this soba noodle deliciousness quite a number of times before we left.  Fast, simple, no fuss.  Especially if you have hard-boiled eggs on hand and ready to go.  I make them for snacking and they certainly come in handy for this dish.

I love using soba noodles as a way to switch it up from my normal whole wheat pasta.  And they are great cold – which means this makes for one mean dish of leftovers.  Combine that with roasted, sort of burst tomatoes, creamy goat cheese, eggs and crunchy nuts?

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Happiness in a bowl, friends.  Happiness in a bowl.

Soba Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Eggs
 
Yield: about 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package soba noodles
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 cups baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (or herbed goat cheese)
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Add the tomatoes to a rimmed baking sheet or dish and add in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, the salt and red pepper. Toss to combine. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring once halfway through, until some of the tomatoes have burst and released some of their juices. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add in the soba noodles and cook until al dente (according to the package directions). Drain and then rinse well with cold water.
  3. Meanwhile, set a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. When hot, add in the red onion and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, until it starts to soften. Add in the mushrooms and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, until tender. Add in the spinach leaves and cook until wilted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and add in the tomatoes and soba noodles. Toss until well combined. If the noodles seem a little dry, drizzle in another 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Taste and season with salt and additional red pepper flakes to taste.
  4. Scoop some of the pasta mixture into a serving bowl. Top with some of the walnuts, goat cheese and hard-boiled eggs. Serve.
Notes
We think this pasta also tastes great cold - the leftovers are excellent for lunches!

Source:
Cookie Monster Cooking

 

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Comments

  1. I am loving this dish.. I have a soft spot for soba noodles.. but roasted tomatoes? Girl, you know my heart!

  2. Oh my goodness. Talk about horrible timing. Isn’t that the way things always seem to happen?! Glad you got it fixed and under warranty. I can only imagine how much that would have cost.
    This dish looks delicious! I love soba noodles. I need to try this with the roasted tomatoes!

  3. Dude cars are the worst. I can’t say that I miss having one now that I live in a semi-urban area in NJ (well, except for having a trunk for groceries) but I’m glad you got home in one piece! And man do I need this soba noodle dish in my life ASAP. I feel like I say that about all the dishes you make but you know what: I NEED THEM ALL IN MY LIFE! :)

  4. Oh man! Sorry about your car!!! Glad it’s OK now!! Love this dish – I still need to try soba noodles!

  5. Ugh, I’m so sorry to hear about your car! I feel ya about traveling, I just got home from a long weekend and it was a crazy scramble lining up posts, packing, and traveling! This bowl looks so refreshing and delicious, just the kind of thing I want to eat right now!

  6. I haven’t tried soba noodles yet but they intrigued me every time I see them sitting on the supermarket shelf. Now that I have a recipe for them, they are on the menu! Buckwheat noodles with roasted veggies PLUS goat cheese sounds wonderful!

  7. I’m a total creature of habit too, and definitely agree that it’s sooooo nice to come home! Loving this meal, friend!

  8. Nothing worse than car troubles! Ahh…darn! But glad you had the warranty and got it all worked out. That’ll make me purchase the warranty next time for sure! On a happier note- this soba noodle dish looks really amazing. I love roasted tomatoes with goat cheese…and I’m liking the idea of the addition of eggs and walnuts!

  9. I’m sorry to hear about your car! And all this stress just before you are going on a road trip can be annoying! But I’m so glad all those issues have been sorted!!!!!! And plus you had these delicious bowls of noodles to keep you company! They look AMAZING Ashley! !!!! I love the fact that this can even be eaten cold!

  10. Oof, car troubles before a road trip. Glad it’s all sorted out (and that you had a warranty!) Loving these noodles! We usually keep hard-boiled eggs on hand too, so that would make this dish even quicker. Plus anything that is great eaten cold as leftovers the next day is a total winner!

  11. Oh well I do love travelling but I must confess that I’m a creature of habit as well! Glad your car problems are sorted out by now, by the way!
    This soba salad looks so fine! I’m giving those noodles a go later today hehehehe I hope I’ll love them! <3

  12. Oh no, sorry to hear about your car – car troubles stink :( So glad she’s all fixed up now though and thank goodness for warranty. And for simple tasty meals like this. Love these soba noodles – looks fantastic with the bright roasted tomatoes, spinach and feta. Sounds like the perfect meal after a week away – definitely happiness in a bowl :)

  13. My kind of a meal although I have never had soda noodles….

    ela h.

  14. Oh no! Sorry to hear about your car. My car broke down at the grocery store last week, which is only about a 10 minute walk from my house, but I had to walk home in 110 degree weather, lugging a huge bottle of wine. It was not fun, but the glass of wine when I finally did get home, really helped to ease the pain! I’ve never had soba noodles before, but I love the color of them. Also, roasted cherry tomatoes and goat cheese = most amazing food pairing ever!

  15. Mmmm, great noodle bowl. And I’m totally with you on routines – I’m cranky about being away from them, then have a hard time sometimes getting back into them!

  16. I totally get the same way when I travel. It’s nice to go and explore, visit, and connect, but there’s no place like home! I am routine-oriented too, and really thrive when things are the way I like ‘em! And nothing tastes better than that first meal back home -so good. I really hate car troubles, such a headache!!! I hope you felt better after you ate this delicious looking meal! Such a great idea to use soba noodles in this way, I always think of them and sesame oil, etc. but I really like this Italian twist. And I LOVE cold noodle leftovers! Yum :)

  17. So happy for you didn’t have to pay to fix your car – ugh they seem to cause so much problems sometime! This soba noodles combination doesn’t cause any problems in my books though; and those roasted tomatoes look SO divine!

  18. Remember the days when they told you about warranties and you’d say “nah…”? Nowadays, it’s like you better get the warranty! Kind of sad. Glad your car is all fixed up now. I’m digging your soba dish. I love it as a change and seeing some in the fridge makes me feel happy. It’s great to be home and to have your stuff and to get back to routine in terms of eating and everything! Have a great weekend.

  19. A fantastic soba bowl. I love the extra add of goat cheese.

  20. What a bummer about the car!! Glad it was under warranty at least and it’s all fixed up and back to being your friend again! Loving this soba noodle salad! Quick question… I’ve still yet to cook with soba noodles. I know regular pasta kinda sticks to each other when cold. Do soba noodles do that also?

    • Nope! As long as you rinse them really well with the cold water right after draining they stay nice!

  21. Oh nooooo. I’m so sorry to hear about your car and what awful timing! Although, there’s never really a good time for that to happen but thankfully it happened under warranty. I can’t believe it’s only 3 years old…that’s kind of crazy.

    Well, at least you had an awesome recipe up your sleeve when you got back! Juicy tomatoes and creamy goat cheese are always a good combination but the mushroom and egg really take it over the top. Yum!

  22. I am exactly like you, I LOVE my routines ;-)
    These noodles look DELICIOUS and totally have me craving for a big bowl now. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend ;-)

  23. Sorry about your car troubles! This salad looks like a great light meal for lunch or dinner. Love the roasted tomatoes!

  24. Oooh dear … sounds like you really needed this deliciousness in a bowl to cheer you up that week! Glad things are settling again now. I’m like you – I like my routine – but unfortunately I have a ‘routine’ in 3 countries right now. Yup, weird. And confusing. Anyway, enough about me. Love this simple, filling and healthy noodle dish. Great idea for my next crazy week (hopefully won’t happen too soon!)

  25. Oh, rough couple of weeks there! Glad you’re car is good to go now and sounds like you’re back in the swing of things playing catch-up. Isn’t it fun? :) I haven’t made soba noodles yet, but I do love them and need to give them a try! This dish sounds so delicious. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Catch-up is the worst! lol I feel like I’ve spent the last few days just attempting to dig out of a hole!

  26. Totally know what you mean about loving routines, I get the same way when I visit family, I miss home ;) This dish looks like the perfect thing to come home to, yum!

  27. I am the same way – I love traveling but I am always so happy to be home and back to my routines at the end of a trip. I love these noodles…the roasted tomatoes and eggs look like fun additions that I wouldn’t have thought of!

  28. Gah – I am so sorry bout your car mishaps – a blown transmission on a 3 yr old car is cray cray! So so glad it was covered by a warranty as transmissions are NOT cheap!
    I haven’t tried soba noodles yet – but combined with “tomatoes, creamy goat cheese, eggs and crunchy nuts” I would slurp up a bowl -or two!

  29. Your photos are just amazing Ashley! I love them! And what a perfect meal, or lunch. I love cold noodles for lunch the next day and my husband always makes fun of me for not warming them up. I also love soba noodles so clearly I need to make this soon! Pinned :)

  30. Beautiful pictures!!

  31. I’m definitely a creature of habit too, so I know how you feel! And glad that your car is all fixed…good thing for warranties! These soba noodles look amazing! I will admit that I’ve never tried them before, but your pictures are making my mouth water. I love the addition of spinach and mushrooms in here, too. Pinned!

  32. I love all your ingredients here! Great salad to pack for my husbands lunch (yes, I still pack his lunch every day, what can I say, I’ve got 3 kids)

    I too, always keep hard boiled eggs on hard for kid snacks, or like you to throw in salads for extra protein!

    Soba noodles are new to me, eager to try though =)

  33. Uggh, I’m sorry to hear about your car problems just before your trip! What a frustrating situation but thank goodness for the warranty! But onto happier thing: this looks like my kind of meal. It has so many of my favorite flavors (I love roasted tomatoes!!!) and the colors are absolutely stunning together. Cold pasta dishes are so welcome this time of year!

  34. Oh my goodness! Thank God for the warranty! Transmissions are ridiculously expensive. I’m so glad it worked out in the long run! Also, I love this dish! Soba noodles are a nice change from regular pasta. And the roasted tomatoes definitely do it for me. Love it!

    • I know! We almost didn’t buy it either … so so glad we did. Especially since the warranty was cheaper than the price of a new transmission!!

  35. Easy and so delicious! Such food would be great for lunch!

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