Sugar Kiss Melon Soba Noodle Salad

This Asian-style soba noodle salad is just an incredibly delicious eating experience – thanks to the Sugar Kiss Melon!

The thinly sliced melon is not only one of the main components in this salad, but the juices also coat each noodle, becoming part of the sauce, adding its sweetness and aromatics to the entire dish.

Whether you're having a light, casual summer lunch, or an upscale dinner party, this will absolutely wow your guests!

Sugar Kiss Melon Soba Noodle Salad Recipe:

Serves 6 to 8

Prep Time: 30 minutes

1 (12-ounce) package dry Soba noodles

3 cups Sugar Kiss melon, cut into matchstick-sized pieces (approximately 3/4 of a melon)

1 cup red bell pepper, cut into matchstick-sized pieces (approximately 1 pepper)

1 cup finely chopped scallions (approximately 5 scallions)

1/2 cup roughly chopped, fresh cilantro

1/2 cup thinly sliced, fresh basil leaves

3 tablespoons rice vinegar

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (approximately 2 to 3 limes)

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon chili flakes

1. Cook the noodles in a large pot of boiling, salted water until they're al dente -- just tender but still firm to bite, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the melon, peppers, scallions, cilantro and basil. 

3. Add the noodles to the mixing bowl and gently combine all of the ingredients.

4. In a small bowl, mix the vinegar, lime juice, salt and chili flakes. Pour this over the salad and toss it lightly to be sure everything is well coated. (Use more or less of the chili flakes, depending on how much heat you like.)

5. Serve cold.

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