1 pound soba noodles
1/2 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing
3 large garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
1 large ripe mango, peeled and chopped into cubes
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1 cup chopped fresh mint
Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and then rinse well under cool water. Place dressing in a saucepan or skillet over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and allow to cool. Add lime juice and sesame oil and mix well. Transfer noodles to large bowl and toss with dressing. Add mango, carrots, bell pepper, basil and mint. Toss and serve.
Time Saver: Substitute whole wheat spaghetti for soba noodles, and buy jarred, pre-minced garlic and bottled lime juice. Look for ready-peeled and chopped mango at your local grocer.
Serves 12. Recipes created by Chef Art Smith and kitchen tested by students at Common Threads on behalf of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings/Courtesy of Family Features.