Recipe: Roasted Eggplant Soba Noodles

I love both eggplant and soba noodles, so it should come as no surprise that I loved these roasted eggplant soba noodles. Packed with flavour, simple to whip and they keep well. This makes them perfect for work lunches which is always something I’m on the lookout for. Vegan friendly to boot!

Roasted Eggplant Soba Noodles | I Spy Plum Pie

Ingredients List

For the marinade

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2tbs sesame oil
  • 1tbs maple syrup

For the soba noodles

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 packet soba noodles
  • 1tbs sesame oil
  • 1tbs rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Mince the garlic then combine with the remaining dressing ingredients, mixing well
  3. Slice the eggplant into cubes and place in a large baking dish. Pour over the dressing and leave to marinate for 30 minutes
  4. Roast the eggplant for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly golden
  5. Meanwhile, cook the soba noodles according to package directions. Rinse well under cold water then place in a large bowl
  6. Add the sesame oil and rice vinegar and toss to coat the noodles
  7. Spoon in the eggplant and any remaining marinade and toss through the noodles
  8. Thinly slice the basil and toss through then top with sesame seeds

Roasted Eggplant Soba Noodles | I Spy Plum Pie

That’s all there is to these roasted eggplant soba noodles! I love the mix of flavours at play, not to mention the texture of the soba noodles. Given this dish is excellent when served cold it made for an excellent make-ahead work lunch. I was very happy when lunchtime rolled around!

Roasted Eggplant Soba Noodles | I Spy Plum Pie

I also made these roasted eggplant soba noodles for dinner and put a side of steamed greens to add some extra colour which was an excellent combo. Definitely make sure you give your soba noodles a good rinse once they are cooked – you don’t want them all sticking together. The vinegar and oil definitely help with this too, especially if you’re planning on keeping some for later.

Roasted Eggplant Soba Noodles | I Spy Plum Pie

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