Crunchy chilli oil soba noodles with avocado

Soba noodles with cheat's crunchy chilli oil and avocado.
Soba noodles with cheat's crunchy chilli oil and avocado. Photo: Katrina Meynink

This is the time-poor person's answer for a lazy dinner or lunch. If you can't source crunchy chilli oil, simply add a few tablespoons of sesame seeds to the best chilli oil you can find.


270g soba noodles

2-3 tablespoons of crunchy chilli oil (or to taste)

1 tablespoon of finely chopped chives

½-1 avocado, sliced, per serve

1-2 teaspoons of chilli oil


1. Cook soba noodles according to packet instructions. Strain and return to the pot (a splash of cooking liquid going in is good).

2. Add the crunchy chilli oil and chives. Give the saucepan a swirl for them to lightly mix.

3. Transfer the noodles onto a plate with ½-1 avocado, sliced, per serve. Sprinkle over another 1-2 teaspoons of chilli oil and eat warm – there is nothing better than mixing the avocado slices through the noodles as you go.