Asian Noodles with Tofu and Kimchi

Quick? Tick.
Easy to make? Tick.
Healthy? TICK.
These Asian inspired noodles make for a perfect light and summery recipe. This dish packs a nutritional punch and could quickly become a staple of your regular homecooked meals.
Makes: 4Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 19 minutes


  • For the sauce:
  • 1 thumb ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 250g California Prunes
  • 1 tbsp Korean chilli paste
  • 100m Light soy sauce
  • 50ml rice wine vinegar
  • 100ml water
  • For the noodles:
  • 225g Dried noodles
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 200g firm tofu cut into pieces
  • 1 Red onion sliced
  • 100g Kale chopped
  • 100g Tender stem broccoli
  • 4 Spring onions chopped
  • 160g Kimchi
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 lime cut into quarters
  • 1 handful fresh coriander roughly chopped


1. Place all the sauce ingredients into a pan and heat gently, then using a stick blender blend until smooth and set to one side.
2. Place the noodles into a large mixing bowl and cover with boiling water straight from the kettle.
3. Leave the noodles to soak for 10 minutes and drain.
4. Pre heat a large frying pan or wok and add in the oil.
5. Cook the red onion, kale and broccoli for 3-4 minutes until just tender while maintaining their colour.
6. Add the tofu and pour in the sauce.
7. Add in the kale towards the end as it won’t to cook as well as the spring onions.
8. Finally add the kimchi and stir together.
9. Serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, a wedge of lime and a scattering of fresh coriander for a super healthy meal packed full of goodness.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.