Quick Cabbage Stir Fry With Buckwheat Noodles

Serves 2

About this recipe

A stirfry is my go to meal. Packing in 3 different types of  veg and high fibre noodles, you can rest assured this is a quick pick me up dish that takes no time at all. Cabbage is an important source of antioxidants in the diet but also contains plant chemicals including indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane known for their anti-inflammatory benefits which could protect against a multitude of diseases.

Cabbage tends to be associated with roasts, where they’re over boiled and soggy. By using cabbage like this in a stirfry and cooking it quickly, you maintain the texture and freshness of this versatile green. Try this dish with different vegetables like mushrooms or even finely chopped spinach.


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  • 140g Buckwheat noodles, cooked according to the back of back instructions, drained
  • 180g Cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 120g Carrot (1-2 carrots), ribboned using a peeler
  • 150g Bean sprouts
  • 4 Spring onions, thinly sliced

For the sauce:

  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 5cm Piece ginger
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce/ tamari
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon 

To Serve:

  • 30g Coriander, stalks and leaves finely chopped
  • Black pepper
  • ½ Red chilli, chopped
  • 30g Macadamia nuts, lightly toasted - cashews or almonds also work well

Begin by cooking your noodles according to the instructions on the back of the packet. 

While the noodles are cooking, set a large frying pan or wok on medium to high heat. Add the oil, cabbage and carrots. And cook for a few minutes before adding the bean sprouts and spring onions. 

Give your vegetables a few minutes to cook and become tender. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl. Give everything a good mix before stirring through the vegetable mixture, along with the cooked and drained noodles. 

Finish with a little more fresh coriander, chilli and spring onions and finally your toasted macadamia nuts. 


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Dinner, Lunch, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

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