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Soba Noodles with Satay Tempeh

Soba Noodles with Satay Tempeh

If you need a quick meal packed with protein, nutrients and loads of flavour, stop right there! This bowl of soba noodles with satay tempeh ticks all the boxes, so look no further. 

This recipe is super mega high on protein, it has about 34g  per serving! That's a lot of protein for a single serving of noodles. But that's exactly what I was after when I came up with this recipe

I have a lot of requests of meals with a high protein content that is both filling and light at the same time. A lot of people that come to me looking for vegan recipes are concerned with feeling hungry throughout the day.

The key for not feeling hungry is adding some "good carbs" to your meal. As a side note, let me say that I'm not a fan of categorising food as good or bad. There are times when your soul needs a big chocolaty doughnut, so be it. We shouldn't feel bad for indulging every once in a while and treating ourselves. 

Soba Noodles with Satay Tempeh ingredients

When we label food as good or bad, we are prone to feel guilt and make it harder on ourselves to choose wisely. We put too much pressure on what we are eating and instead of feeling excited about our food and enjoying the process we end up feeling overwhelmed. That's when we tend to give up. 

The reason I am using the term "good carbs" in this case is due to what this type of carbs will do for us in this recipe. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, which has a lower carb and higher fibre content than wheat flour. 

This will slow down the digestion process and prevent your sugar levels to spike up. What this means is that you'll feel satiated for longer and you won't get that awful groggy feeling afterwards. 

Soba noodles are widely available, but be weary that some brands use a mix of different types of flour. Usually they mix buckwheat and wheat flour. This kinda defeats the purpose of using soba noodles. And if you were after a gluten-free option, that goes out the window as well. So make sure to double check your ingredients before buying soba noodles.

crumbled tempeh and satay sauce

The noodles are the base of our recipe. We also have some edamame, salted peanuts, tempeh, and roasted sesame in there. All together they are an incredibly tasty truck load of nutrients.

To finish it off and boost the flavour we made a sauce to go with it. Coconut milk, peanut butter, fresh ginger, lime juice maple syrup, soy sauce, and sriracha sauce mixed together will add creaminess and a bit of a kick. All these different ingredients make a very unique and incredibly delicious sauce. 

The end result is amazing! And it will take you less than 30 minutes to have this meal ready. So if you are short of time, you need a post workout meal or you just need a tasty lunch, grab yourself a bowl of soba noodles with satay tempeh! 

Soba Noodles with Satay Tempeh top down

Prep time
15 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Coconut, Gluten, Peanut, Soy, Tempeh


For the sauce

  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 4 tbsps creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ inch fresh ginger (really thinly grated)
  • ½ lime (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce

For the noodles

  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame (remove shell)
  • ¼ cup roasted salted peanuts (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 8 oz soba noodles

For the tempeh

  • 10 oz tempeh (crumbled)


  1. Heat up a skillet and dry roast the tempeh crumbles for about 10 minutes on high heat, stir constantly to avoid burning.
  2. Add the sauce ingredients to a small bowl and mix until smooth.
  3. Cook the soba noodles according to the package instructions al dente for 2-4 minutes, immediately after cooking wash in cold/ice water and set aside.
  4. Mix everything well and adjust taste before serving, enjoy!


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