Ok, I have another 5 Ingredient Meal for you! 5 Ingredient Black Bean and Soba Noodles! I just can’t get enough of simple and yummy meals! Everyone is super busy so there is no reason to make eating healthy harder than it needs to be.Jump to Recipe
Soba Noodles are thin Japanese noodles made out of buckwheat. Buckwheat is a pseudo-grain, so it does not contain gluten and most people digest it well. If you want to see what the famous Mark Sisson has to say about buckwheat check out this post.
Feel free to substitute zoodles in this recipe if you want to cut back on carbs or add more veggies:) You would just have to change the name from 5 Ingredient Black Bean and Soba Noodles to Black Bean and Zoodles hahah.
Obviously I don’t eat back beans when I am eating low-carb, but I find I feel fine when I eat them. You have to listen to your body.
You can use a can of beans to keep this recipe simple, but I typically use dried black beans. Soaking black beans overnight before you cook them, makes them easier to digest. I take it one step farther and sprout beans (here is how). This does take a few days but most of the time is completely hands-off. I usually make a large batch of sprouted black beans and either freeze the extras for later or plan a few recipes that week to use them in.
If you have any questions about sprouting black beans or this recipe shot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Salt, water, and cooking oils will not count towards the 5 ingredients.
Salt is a necessary mineral and not recipe is worth eating if it is not season properly. The amount of salt in recipes it typically just a suggestion. Everyone likes different levels of salt and many other salt-containing ingredients contain varying amounts, so taste your food, add salt when necessary.
Water doesn’t count, because it comes from your sink; Most savory recipes, stock or bone broth can be substituted in place of water to add flavor and nutrition.
The amount of fat needed to cook your food depends on the pans you are using. If you are low-carb you may also want to add extra fat.
If you are using frozen broccoli, it is already blanched so it doesn’t take as much cooking.
If you like things a little spicy, try adding sriracha:)