Green tea soba noodles, or cha soba, are buckwheat noodles made with powdered green tea, which imparts a subtle grassy note and pretty color. You can find them in Japanese markets or online. Regular buckwheat soba noodles work just as well in this cup-of-noodles-style mason jar noodle soup.

Sarah DiGregorio
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Add 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon miso, 2 teaspoons mirin and 1 teaspoon vinegar to each of three 1 1/2-pint canning jars. Layer 1/2 cup snow peas, 3 ounces shrimp, 1/2 teaspoon wakame and 1/2 cup noodles into each jar. Top each with 1 table-spoon scallions. Fit one piece of kombu between the ingredients and the side of each jar. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

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  • To prepare each jar: Add 1 cup very hot water to the jar, cover and shake very well to dissolve the miso. Uncover and microwave on High in 1-minute increments until steaming hot, 2 to 3 minutes total. Discard the kombu. Stir to make sure the miso is dissolved. Let stand a few minutes before eating.

Tips

Tips: Wakame--a dried seaweed--is a typical ingreditent in miso soup. Kombu, another essential umami ingredient in Japanese dashi broth, is dried kelp. Find them in natural-foods stores and Asian markets.

For 1/2 cups cooked noodles, start with 3 to 4 ounces dry. Boil the noodles about 1 minute less than the package directions so they are slightly underdone. Drain and rinse well with cold water before assembling in jars.

To make ahead: Prepare through Step 1. Refrigerate covered jars for up to 3 days.

Equipment: Three 1 1/2-pint wide-mouth canning jars

Nutrition Facts

229.5 calories; protein 26.5g 53% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.3g 9% DV; sugars 8.6g; fat 1g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.1g; cholesterol 160.7mg 54% DV; vitamin a iu 133.2IU 3% DV; vitamin c 24.3mg 41% DV; folate 24mcg 6% DV; calcium 94.6mg 10% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 55.3mg 20% DV; potassium 360.6mg 10% DV; sodium 788.9mg 32% DV.