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Asian Noodle Salads to take to Your Next Barbecue

Pasta salad has long been a staple of the Aussie barbecue, but while we’re adding Asian flair to the grill this summer, we thought it might be high time to give that old mayo-based salad a revamp, too. Here, discover five zesty Asian noodle salads that’ll go down a treat at your next barbecue.

Thai glass noodle salad

A sure-fire success, this Thai glass noodle salad is packed with bright summer flavours, including fresh herbs and a zingy dressing of lime, chilli and fish sauce. It’s ideal with grilled chicken.

Thai glass noodle salad- yum woon sen

Cha soba salad

For a light accompaniment to grilled seafood, such as scallops or prawns, try this Japanese-style cha soba salad, packed with crunchy summer vegetables, fresh herbs and a ginger-sesame dressing.

Cha soba salad with seared scallops recipe


Now that you’ve mastered the art of Korean barbecue at home, why not add a Korean salad to your spread? This japchae salad is equally tasty served warm or at room temperature, and it travels well.

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Vietnamese rice noodle salad

Plump prawns, colourful vegetables and a tangy lime dressing make this Vietnamese rice noodle salad a hit at summer barbecues.

Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli Salad

Asian somen noodle salad with eggplant and sugar snap peas

Make use of that barbecue by chargrilling eggplant, mushrooms and spring onions, then tossing them with somen noodles and a sweet lime dressing. This Asian somen noodle salad is great for vegetarians, or as a side to teriyaki steaks.

Asian Somen Noodle Salad Recipe

For more Asian barbecue inspiration, experiment with Chinese char siu pork, or try five flame-grilled Asian barbecue recipes.

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