DF, GF, Vegan
Skill level: Easy
This easy nutrient dense meal makes a fantastic hot packed lunch. Miso paste is a food of Japanese origin made from fermented soy beans and sometimes rice. It has a salty savoury flavour which makes it very popular. As it's fermented, it's a great food for gut health because it contains all sorts of gut healthy microorganisms. Some people have health concerns about soy consumption however fermented soy is known to be the best form of soy available. Just be sure to buy a good quality miso. That is, a paste, no additives & ideally organic, which will cost a bit more but will last a long time and have the added health benefits.
1T miso paste
1 small carrot, shredded/finely sliced
5cm piece zucchini, finely sliced
5cm piece capsicum, finely sliced
1 spring onion, finely sliced on an angle
1 portion buckwheat soba noodles, snapped in half
2 sprigs fresh mint
1) Clean and dry a 500-750mL jar with a leak proof lid.
2) Place miso and water in a small dish and mix with a fork until a slurry forms then pour into the bottom of the jar.
3) Pile vegetables into the jar on top of the miso, stick noodles on top and finish off with some fresh mint leaves. Screw the lid on and store in the fridge until it’s time to serve.
4) To serve boil water in a kettle or small pot. When boiled pour the water ¾ of the way up the jar. Leave to sit for 5 minutes or until noodles are tender. Top the jar up to almost full with cool water. Stir so that all ingredients are well combined and there is no miso paste sitting on the bottom of the jar. Serve immediately.