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