Deserted-Island Soba Noodle Bowl Recipe
Prepare the soba noodles as directed on package. (We prefer cooking them in a large pot to avoid overflow.) Run the cooked noodles under cold water in a colander, so they cool down and won't stick together, then drain.
In a large bowl, combine the noodles, cucumber, bell pepper, mango, green onions, carrots and avocado and toss.
In a small bowl, combine the ginger, tamari, maple syrup and vinegar. Stir until uniformly mixed, then pour over the noodles. Toss well.
In a skillet over medium-low heat, toast the sesame seeds, keeping a close eye on them, for about 5 minutes, until they brown slightly and become fragrant.
Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the dressed noodles. Serve immediately (or chill in a covered dish) with a large green salad.
Excerpted from the book The Engine 2 Cookbook by Rip Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn. Copyright © 2017 by Rip Esselstyn. Reprinted with permission of Grand Central Life & Style. All rights reserved.