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Soba Noodles with Mushrooms & Ramps

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

Ramps are wild leeks. These lily-like plants are the harbinger of spring in the Northeast, the first new taste after a long winter of cabbage and root vegetables. They are a treat long before...


  • 2 bunches ramps, halved through the root and tough greens removed
  • 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil,
  • 2 small sprigs fresh thyme or savory, leaves stripped and chopped
  • 1 large portabella mushroom , caped and stemed, thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 8 ounces soba noodles
  • 1 cup of cooking water (reserved from cooking the soba noodles)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


284 cals


7 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

4 g


50 g


3 g


3 g


12 g


528 mg


  1. Cut the roots off the ramps and clean any dirt or old skin off the white parts of the stems. Rinse well and pat dry. Thinly slice the whites and stalks of the ramps. Shred the green leaves in a chiffonade (a style of slicing meaning to cut into long, thin ribbons). Set aside separately.
  2. Put the olive oil into a wide skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is rippling, add the white parts of the ramps. Sauté until they start to soften, then add the thyme or savory. Cook for a minute. Add the sliced mushrooms and a pinch of sea salt. Sauté until the mushrooms have lost their water and colored slightly. Add the shredded ramp leaves. Mix well and continue cooking until the ramp greens have wilted, about 1 minute. Add the lemon juice, stir to mix and remove pan from heat and cover. Leave it to stand while you cook the soba noodles (click here for the recipe).
  3. Uncover the mushroom mixture and heat through over a medium-high flame. Add half the reserved soba water, ground black pepper and grated cheese. Bring to a simmer and cook just long enough to melt the cheese, which will thicken the sauce. Add the drained soba noodles. Cook, stirring, until the noodles are heated through and well coated with sauce and vegetables, for about 1 minute. Add a little more soba water if the pan looks dry or the noodles start to stick. Serve immediately with a grind of black pepper and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Chef Tips

Be careful not to overcook the soba noodles. They need to finish cooking without falling apart.

If you prefer, you can substitute the protabella mushroom for 12 ounces mixed oyster, cremini, and white mushrooms.

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