These Scallion Soy Noodles are so delicious and easy to make! They are great for a tasty vegan lunch or dinner. You only need a few ingredients that are easy to find at most grocery stores!
I’ve always loved quick and easy recipes but I’ve been feeling even more drawn to them lately. Everybody wants to eat delicious food but nobody wants to spend their whole night in the kitchen. These Easy Scallion Soy Noodles only take about 25 minutes to make and they are great for lunch or dinner.
I’ve always loved scallions and use them as garnishes for tons of the meals I make, but this might be the first time I’ve used them as a main ingredient. These scallion noodles get some flavor from the boil that the scallions are cooked in and they are delicious!
Easy Scallion Soy Noodle Recipe Ingredients
- Noodles – Any kind of noodles can be used for this recipe, but Asian style noodles will work the best. I used a package of Chinese noodles that I bought at the regular grocery store. You could use rice noodles, soba noodles, ramen noodles or even a spiralized veggie noodle.
- Oil – You want to get a neutral flavored oil to fry the scallions in. I used an organic safflower oil but any other neutral flavored vegetable oil will work.
- Scallions – Scallions and green onions are basically the same thing, with just flight differences and can be used interchangeably in recipes. So, you can use either one! We use the entire scallion in the recipe, so chives are not a suitable substitute.
- Garlic – I didn’t want any flavors that would overpower the scallions too much, but I love garlic so I had to add some. I just used one large clove but you can use however much you like.
- Soy Sauce – You can use either soy sauce, tamari or liquid aminos for this recipe. An addition of dark soy sauce would be great too but I didn’t have any.
- Pure Maple Syrup – Sugar is usually used in these type of recipes but I like to use pure maple syrup and it works great. Honey would also work well.
- Toasted Sesame Oil – A little toasted sesame oil add lots of delicious flavor to these noodles!
- Toasted Sesame Seeds – I like to mix in some toasted sesame seeds at the end because they add a nice texture and I love their flavor.
- Chili Crunch – I like to use the chili onion crunch from Trader Joe’s but I have seen many other brands sold at regular big grocery stores. I like the addition of both the chili oil and the chili crunch but you could just use chili oil if that is all you can find.
- Salt – There is soy sauce in the recipe but I like to add a little bit of salt at the end.
How To Make Delicious Scallion Soy Noodles
- Start by cooking your noodles according to package directions. I cooked my noodles for about 5 minutes, drained them and then rinsed them under cold water for about 30 seconds. Set rinsed noodles aside until ready to use.
- Wash scallions and then cut the super green top parts off. Separate the tops and the whiter bottoms. Separately julienne both parts of the scallions and then cut them in half.
- Heat a large pan over medium heat and add your neutral flavored oil. Add in the whites of the scallions and stir around. Turn heat to low and cook scallions until browned, 12-15 minutes. Next, add in the scallion greens and the garlic. Stir together and cook for another 5 minutes or so.
- Add the cooked noodles into the pan with the scallions and then add in the soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, maple syrup. Let everything cook together until the sauce has cooked into the noodles, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, to taste.
- You can either stir in the chili crunch and toasted sesame seeds or you can top each individual bowl with them. Fresh scallions would be a great garnish also!
Scallion Soy Noodle Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
- Is this recipe gluten free? I used wheat based noodles, but rice noodles would be great to use and make the recipe gluten free!
- Is this recipe vegan? Yes! Just make sure the noodles you are using are vegan.
- What kind of noodles should I use? You can use any kind of noodles you want for this recipe. I would suggest an Asian style noodle such as: rice noodles, soba noodles, I used Chinese noodles, Stir Fry Noodles or even spiralized veggie noodles.
- What neutral flavored oil do you recommend? I used organic safflower oil but you could also use avocado oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, sunflower oil, etc. There are so many different kind of oils out there these days!
- Can I add other vegetables in? Of course! Any stir fry veggies would be great.
- What is Chili Crunch? It’s an Asian condiment that seems to have become more popular lately (or I’ve just heard of it lately ha!). I get mine at Trader Joe’s but I’ve seen other brands at most big grocery stores these days.
- How long will leftovers last in the refrigerator? If leftovers are stored in an airtight container, they should last about 4 days.
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