Kabocha Squash Soba Noodle Bowl

Jan. 17, 2018

Photo of a woman giving a man a spoonful of some food.Kabocha squash is a winter squash that is sweet and tender and absolutely delicious. Give it a try!


  • 1 small kabocha squash, seeds removed, sliced ½ inch thick (keeping the skin)
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil or non-GMO canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 4 ounces buckwheat noodles, cooked according to package
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium tamari
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 3-4 cups baby spinach
  • Additional scallions, for garnish
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • Toasted sesame seeds or black sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss squash with coconut oil on a baking tray. Bake until cooked through, about 30 minutes, flipping over halfway through. Remove from oven and toss lightly with 1 teaspoon sesame oil.
  2. Whisk together orange juice, tamari, tahini, remaining sesame oil and honey to create the sauce.
  3. Toss together cooked noodles, 4 scallions, radishes and half the dressing until well combined.
  4. Serve in individual bowls. Place a quarter of the dressed noodles in the middle. To one side, place a few slices of squash. Place a handful or two of spinach to the other side. Sprinkle scallion, cilantro and sesame seeds on top. Drizzle a little dressing over top.

Adapted from BlueZones.com

Nutrition Information per serving: Calories: 241Kcal, Fat: 67g, Cholesterol: 0.0mg, Sodium: 137.3mg, Total Carbohydrates: 41.6g, Sugar: 6.2g, Fiber: 5.8g, Protein: 6.3g



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