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Ombre Noodles

Ombré Noodles Make Dinner More Fabulous

Love the ombré look but not ready to commit to trying it on yourself? Take a stab at something less permanent but equally delightful: these pink and purple noodles. With a few everyday pantry items and 20 minutes of time, you'll be eating this playful take on Japanese somen.

Pink and Purple Ombré Noodles

Pink and Purple Ombré Noodles

Pink and Purple Ombré Noodles

Ingredients

3 bundles somen noodles
3 cups beet juice or red wine
5 cups vegetable broth
1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup ginger, finely minced
1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/2 cup green and white scallions, thinly cut
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
1/4 cup pickled ginger

Directions

  1. Cook somen noodles in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes until done, or according to package directions. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Dip 1 end of the noodles into a bowl filled with beet juice (or red wine), and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix vegetable broth, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Bring to a simmer for 2 minutes, and then remove from heat.
  4. Divide noodles among 6 bowls, ladling each bowl with 1/2 cup of broth. Garnish each serving with scallions, sesame seeds, and pickled ginger.
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