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Chinese Broccoli, Mushrooms & Cucumber with Soba Noodles

Chinese Broccoli, Mushrooms & Cucumber with Soba Noodles Recipe Print

Chinese Broccoli, Mushrooms & Cucumber with Soba Noodles

Lots of lime makes the sauce pretty tangy and fresh tasting. Stir-fried cucumbers are silky smooth but still crunchy. This dish can be served either hot or at room temperature.

  • Author: Mary Leir
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


  • 9.5 ounces soba noodles
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 medium head broccoli, florets chopped, stems peeled and chopped (keep separate)
  • 16 cremini mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into half rounds
  • 1 medium cucumber, cut into large matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup unsalted roasted cashews
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • toasted sesame oil, for drizzling
  • Sriracha, for serving
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons veggie broth or water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vegemite or marmite
  • 1 teaspoon Better than Bouillon No Beef Base
  • 1 tablespoon corn or potato starch


  1. Cook the soba noodles according to the package instructions. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, broth, garlic, lime juice, sesame oil, capers, honey, vegemite, and bouillon, then whisk in cornstarch and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil. Add chopped broccoli stems and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Add broccoli florets and 1/2 of the prepared sauce. Cover and steam broccoli in sauce for 3 to 4 minutes. Uncover, add mushrooms, onions and remaining sauce. Cook until broccoli is crisp tender and sauce has thickened, about 6 more minutes. Add cucumbers for the last 2 minutes of cooking time.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add cooked noodles. Toss until fully coated and warmed through. Serve with cashews, sesame seeds, a drizzle of toasted sesame oil, and Sriracha.

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