Photo: Donna Turner Ruhlman

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A Noodle Dish You Won't Tire Of
Rip and Jane Esselstyn, authors of The Engine 2 Cookbook, say this colorful soba bowl is so good that if they were stuck on an island and could only have one dish for the rest of their life, this might be it. Aside from being a seriously delicious way to eat your veggies, it's also superquick to make. The only cooking involved is boiling the buckwheat noodles. The rest of the dish is completely raw, including pieces of cucumber, red bell pepper, mango, green onions, carrots and avocado. A sweet and savory maple-ginger dressing pulls everything together.

Get the recipe: Deserted-Island Soba Noodle Bowl