Rising temperatures directly correlate to your rising lack of patience in the kitchen. It鈥檚 science (maybe)! But before you know it,聽those long summer months when it鈥檚 too hot to even think about stirring up a聽one-pot vegan sriracha chili will be here 鈥 and then what聽will you eat? Don鈥檛 let heat-wave hanger set in. Cold noodles are the delicious solution you need in your life, especially聽when you鈥檝e exhausted your summer crock pot recipe聽options. Chilled noodles聽can be dressed up with lots of fresh vegetables and herbs so you鈥檙e still getting salad vibes; however, the noodle component *does* make these dishes a tad more filling. Try these refreshing cold noodle dishes for quick and simple weeknight meals or time-saving lunches that don鈥檛 require reheating.


1.聽Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad: If you were/are one of those people that think uncooked ramen packages are a tasty snack, you鈥檙e going to adore this salad. Before you dive headfirst into uncooked ramen, Ali of Gimme Some Oven recommends toasting the ramen on a baking pan to add nuttiness and a little more crunch. This technique will really make the ramen stand out alongside cabbage and carrots. Yep, your favorite college snack just got a little more interesting. (via Gimme Some Oven)


2.聽Fiery Cold Sichuan Sesame Noodle: These sesame noodles are the most delicious kind of paradox: They鈥檙e cold noodles that are hot. If you love a good spicy pepper challenge, this is the dish to test yourself with. It packs heat from Korean chili flakes plus a numbing sensation from Sichuan peppercorns. (via Lady and Pups)


3.聽Szechuan Cold Noodles: Because these cold Szechuan (aka Sichuan)-style noodles are tossed in sesame paste and chili oil, they bear some resemblance to dan dan noodles, which are totally delicious. This version is simplified though, leaving out the minced pork and veggies. Still, it makes for a crave-worthy,聽easy meal. (via China Sichuan Food)


4.聽Cold Noodles With Shredded Chicken: Spice up your pasta salad with this Chinese version聽that anyone who digs intense flavors will love. It packs a huge punch thanks to lots聽of garlic, ginger and chili oil. Bring this dish to a cookout or picnic and watch it become an instant fave. (via The Woks of Life)


5.聽Rainbow Noodle Salad With Fruity Ginger Soy Vinaigrette: This noodle salad is *totally* Instagrammable, so get on it! It鈥檚 packed with loads of healthy and colorful vegetables like yellow tomatoes, red cabbage and carrots. Save this recipe for a particularly fruitful (or vegetable-ful) farmer鈥檚 market haul. (via The Woks of Life)


6.聽Thai Mason Jar Salad: These adorable Thai-style salads packed in mason jars are a great way to add yumminess and decor to your next brunch soiree. Everyone loves a single-serve salad! Or, you could make a few for the week to enjoy聽some happy desk lunches. (via Brit + Co)


7.聽Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Salad: The dressing in this Vietnamese-style salad is an addictive combination of salty, sweet and sour. It packs an umami punch thanks to fish sauce, which you don鈥檛 want to miss. It works extremely well here to dress up the mild flavors of聽rice noodles and veggies. (via Recipe Tin Eats)


8.聽Satay Chicken Noodle Salad: Finally, an excuse to drench your plate in peanut sauce. Oh. Yes. Use fresh egg noodles for this Thai-style salad. They鈥檙e tender, springy and perfect for slurping. (via Recipe Tin Eats)


9.聽Black Sesame and Ginger Chicken Noodle Salad: No, there鈥檚 no squid ink in this dish 鈥 black sesame oil gives these noodles their聽striking black color. If you鈥檝e never tried black sesame before, it has聽a nutty, smokey flavor almost like a complex peanut butter or tahini paste. (via Lady and Pups)


10.聽Vietnamese Chicken Salad With Rice Noodles: This delicious聽Vietnamese salad will聽change your preconceived notions of 鈥渟alad.鈥 It鈥檚 full of hot peppers and聽fresh herbs聽like cilantro, mint and green onions. The flavor combination will surely wake your taste buds from winter hibernation. (via Pinch of Yum)


11.聽Thai Coconut Noodle Salad: Meet the salad sister of pad thai 鈥 you鈥檙e going to be BFFs. When preparing the rice noodles for your Thai coconut noodle salad, make sure to cook聽the noodles al dent茅 to prevent them from getting soggy. (via Foodie Crush)


12.聽Hiyashi Chuka With Shrimp, Ham and Vegetables: If you鈥檙e as crazed about ramen as we are, it鈥檚 *never* too hot to indulge. Heat鈥檚 not an issue with this perfect-for-warm-weather noodle dish. It鈥檚 a chilled ramen you can prepare in advance, chill, and enjoy later. (via Serious Eats)


13.聽Vegetarian Japchae: You鈥檒l love the聽chewy texture of the聽glass noodles in japchae. Use food-handling gloves to mix the noodles, vegetables and dressing 鈥 it鈥檒l allow you to expertly toss the salad without tearing the noodles. (via MJ and Hungryman)


14.聽Cold Sesame Brown Rice Noodle Salad: For a breezy lunch or dinner with easy-to-find ingredients, this brown rice noodle salad is your new go-to. You can julienne or spiralize the carrots and cucumbers in this dish for fun decoy noodles. You could even skip the noodles altogether and go for an equally delicious zoodle salad, if that鈥檚 your bag. (via Yummy Beet)


15.聽Korean Spicy Cold Noodles: This refreshing noodle dish with spicy-sweet sauce is just the thing聽to cure the what-should-I-make-for-dinner-it鈥檚-90-degrees-outside blues. It鈥檚 a recipe you can pull together in 30 minutes or less. Bonus: The only cooking required is boiling the soba noodles. (via Simply Recipes)


16.聽Liangpi: It鈥檚 time to put your pasta-making skills to use. It鈥檚 well worth making these chewy noodles by hand, though it鈥檚 a bit of a project. Unlike Italian-style pasta, this method for making noodles requires washing out the gluten until the noodle dough is nearly transparent. Who knew?!聽(via China Sichuan Food)

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