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Best Cold Noodle Recipe? (and other non-salad summer options)

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Best Cold Noodle Recipe? (and other non-salad summer options)

sprout | Jun 19, 2006 09:40 AM

It is superhot here in Boston and I've been craving cold sesame noodles. I don't eat salad, so my hot weather eating tends to be limited to cold sandwiches (which I also don't eat many varieties of) and cereal. I'd love to add at least one more food to this rotation, or it's going to be a long monotonous summer. So if anyone has a good recipe for cold noodles, I would much appreciate it. Something I can make in small amounts would be especially great, as there is only one of me and I don't have a big appetite when it's hot out.

I've tried making them before (I think, oddly enough, that I used a recipe from Joy of Cooking?!) and found them to be a bit disappointing and gloppy. Something lighter and spicier would be great. Carrots and cucumbers and scallions would be nice, and I may try adding poached chicken as well...

Any other suggestions for good hot-weather food would be appreciated. I don't like vinegar or mayonnaise, and that seems to rule out lots of good cool summer foods. I like cereal and all, but would prefer to eat it just once a day.

Thanks!

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