Recipe: Soba noodles and kale

1 8-oz. package of soba noodles
2 cups chopped dino kale (more if desired)
Large handful of chopped walnuts
Sea salt
Red pepper flakes
Parmesan cheese


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions, reserving 1 cup cooking water. Drain and rinse, and toss with a tablespoon of olive oil to prevent noodles from sticking together. Set aside.

Rinse and chop the kale. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil and add the kale. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.

Next, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a sauté pan and add the chopped walnuts. Stir continuously and sauté until golden.

Add the kale to the pan, along with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and 1/4 cup cooking water. Stir, let simmer until water is mostly absorbed (add more water if desired), and remove from heat.

Toss noodles with kale and walnuts and add grated Parmesan on top.

This recipe was adapted from a recipe featured on, originally from “In the Small Kitchen” by Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine.

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