5 from 1 vote
Jade noodles (“Happy Bowl”)
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

This delicious bowl of pasta, tofu, and vegetables is so simple to make and very tasty. The tofu is drained and pressed so it absorbs the Asian flavors on the sauce. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 5
Calories: 427 kcal
Author: Kendra Musselle
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 14 oz block extra firm tofu drained and pressed
  • 8 oz dry noodles linguini, soba, thin spaghetti, rice noodles, bean noodles etc.
  • 1/3 lbs. asparagus dice bite size
  • 1/3 lbs. snow peas
  • 1 lb. broccoli diced bite size
  • 8 oz shelled edamame
  • 1 cup handfuls fresh baby spinach
  • 3 scallions sliced
  • garnishes: avocado sesame seeds, cilantro, sprouts (optional)
Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce ponzu sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp lemongrass
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
Instructions
  1. Dice tofu into small cubes, approximately ½ inch.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in medium bowl. Add tofu cubes to marinate for 15 -20 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta in large pot.
  4. In a pan, cook the tofu with the sauce for 5 minutes or until it starts to boil. Turn heat off.
  5. During the last couple minutes of pasta cooking, add broccoli, asparagus, snow peas, spinach and edamame to water to blanch, until they turn bright green, 2-3 minutes.
  6. Drain well and place in large bowl.
  7. Pour tofu and sauce over the top.
  8. Add scallions and mix together well.
  9. Serve in bowls and garnish with avocado, sesame seeds cilantro and sprouts.
  10. Add extra siracha or soy sauce (optional).
Recipe Notes

We used chickpea pasta, but you can use any pasta of your liking.  If using linguini or any long pasta, would be best to break it into smaller pieces. 

If you prefer not to use tofu, you can replace it with chicken breast, shrimp or even pork. 

Nutrition Facts
Jade noodles (“Happy Bowl”)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 1152mg50%
Potassium 862mg25%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1800IU36%
Vitamin C 110.7mg134%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 9.1mg51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.