Cold vermicelli noodles are easy to take on the go. Wet one or two sheets of rice paper, fill it with vegetables, egg whites and quick-cooked noodles and wrap it in a handy summer roll.
As this summer heats up, chill out with these five recipes for cold noodle bowls and summer rolls. Our Recipe Finder has many more noodle and summer roll recipes, so check there for more inspiration.
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Vietnamese cold summer rolls, above. What’s a smashing summer without these crunchy, bite-sized sandwiches? These cold, refreshing snacks make excellent picnic snacks and school meals. If you’re short on time or ingredients, you can fill the buns with just two ingredients. But if you have time, fill them with all your favorite veggies and protein for a colorful, versatile bite.
Vietnamese rice noodle salad. By now you’ve probably tasted, or at least heard of, pho – the crown jewel of Vietnamese noodle soups. Pho’s lesser-known cousin is bun ga nuong, a Vietnamese rice noodle salad drizzled with nuoc cham, a chili-garlic fish sauce that goes with everything. This salad, made with chicken or tofu, is a great on-the-go meal.
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Vermicelli Noodles With Turmeric And Tofu. Turmeric adds a rich yellow color and a slight peppery flavor to these smooth noodles. According to the recipe, the noodles should be served warm, but they are just as good served cold on a hot day.
Colorful summer rolls with dipping sauce. Just as important as the summer roll filling is the dipping sauce. A classic peanut sauce can be a crowd pleaser. But if you’re avoiding peanuts, opt for the fish sauce spice used in this recipe, which adds a tangy flavor.
Spicy Peanut Noodles. Cold peanut noodles are perfect for a hot day. If you prefer firm peanut butter or avoid spices, the recipe is easy to riff.