Briefly soaking dried fruit in hot water enhances the natural flavor and texture.
Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2008
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Reserve flavor packet from soup mix. Crumble noodles, and place in a single layer in a shallow pan.
2. Bake at 350° for 5 to 6 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 15 minutes).
3. Place cranberries in a small bowl; add 1 cup hot water. Let stand 5 minutes; drain.
4. Whisk together reserved flavor packet, canola oil, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add ramen noodles, cranberries, gourmet greens, and next 3 ingredients, tossing gently to coat. Serve immediately.
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