Asian-Style Cold Noodle Dishes

Sesame Noodles with Asparagus Tips

bunch of asparagus

Whenever people ask what they can make a lot of easily and ahead of time for a party, this is what I suggest. It’s endlessly versatile-you can vary the vegetable to go with the season, using, for example, snow peas, roasted peppers, grilled eggplant, carrot, mung bean sprouts, and fresh or dried shiitake mushrooms. Reprinted with permission from The New Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone by Deborah Madison,copyright © 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House LLC. more→

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Asian Noodles with Crisp Vegetables

Hoisin-flavored Asian Noodles

Filled with crisp veggies that need only a little prep but no cooking, this is a crisp and colorful presentation for cold Asian noodles. Serve with your favorite tofu or tempeh dish for an appealing, light meal. Look for sweet and pungent hoisin sauce in the Asian foods section of supermarkets. You might find some of the recommended noodles there too, but if not, you’ll surely find them in natural foods stores and Asian markets. Serve with Sweet and Smoky Tofu or Tempeh Strips or Teriyaki Tofu Triangles. For a bigger meal, start with an easy soup like the practically recipe-free Nearly-Instant Asian-Style Soup. Photo by Susan Voisin.

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Chili-Orange Asian Noodles with Crisp Vegetables

Chili-orange noodles recipe

This year-round noodle salad is really more about the veggies than the noodles. Flavored with a citrusy glaze, and spiked with chili oil,  it’s the perfect accompaniment to your favorite tofu or tempeh dish and can be enjoyed all year round as a room temperature noodle dish. Thanks to Boyajian for supplying the chili oil used in this recipe. more→

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Cold Sesame-Ginger Soba Noodles and Greens

sesame-ginger soba noodles with greens

This simple cold soba noodle dish is laced with lots of kale or collard greens and flavored with a piquant ginger dressing. For an easy meal, serve with veggie spring rolls from your natural foods store’s frozen foods section, and a platter of  slices of baked tofu, tomatoes and cucumbers. more→

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Orange Sesame Noodles

vegan gluten free orange sesame noodles

This simple dish of Asian noodles (contributed by Allyson Kramer of Manifest Vegan — a great site featuring lots of gluten-free vegan recipes) ia a nice accompaniment to a larger dinner, or alone as a light lunch. Try them with a gingery tofu dish and a cucumber salad. Allyson is the author of the forthcoming Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats*. Photo by Allyson Kramer. more→

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Cold Peanut Butter-Sesame Noodles

Peanut-Sesame Noodles 1

Here’s an easy rendition of peanut butter noodles, with a dollop of tahini and a dash of spice. Delicious as a summer dinner served with an easy tofu dish and a simple salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet. more→

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Southeast Asian-Flavored Cold Noodles with Tempeh

This spicy, nutty salad is an amalgam of Indonesian and Thai-influenced ingredients and seasonings. more→

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Cold Japanese Noodles with Daikon and Carrots

Daikon radishes

Spaghetti-shaped somen noodles are traditionally eaten cold in Japan during summer months, but you can substitute any kind of soba noodles or whole grain linguine. more→

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