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Celebrate fresh and flavorful summer tastes with a delicious Cold Asian Noodle Salad and a refreshing Blueberry Mint Sweet Tea!
I love getting together with friends and family at this time of year. From the food to the guests, everything is a little more laid back and relaxed.
Food always plays an integral part in these get togethers, and I look forward to sharing memorable dishes, like this Cold Asian Noodle Salad and Blueberry Mint Sweet Tea!
Both of these recipes are easy to prepare and bursting with fresh summer flavors! This Cold Asian Noodle Salad is a favorite in my home, and I love serving it at barbecues, potlucks, and more. It makes a great side dish or a main course for vegetarians and vegans.
The base of this recipe is linguine, and my first choice when shopping for pasta is always Barilla. It cooks up perfectly al dente every time, and it makes preparing a delicious dinner quick, easy, and versatile. There are a million things you can do with a bowl of pasta … visit Barilla.com for even more recipes!
Once the pasta is cooked, you’ll mix it with an easy to make spicy sesame-soy dressing and a bevy of fresh vegetables. I used raw veggies, but this Cold Asian Noodle Salad would taste wonderful with your favorite grilled veggies, too, so keep that in mind the next time you heat up the grill!
Can I let you in on a secret? I forgot to add the edamame! When I was making this recipe, I popped a bag of edamame in the microwave, then went about making the salad. I took the pictures, ate a bowlful, and then a day later discovered the bag of edamame in my microwave. Oops!
Needless to say, this Cold Asian Noodle Salad would be even more delicious with the edamame included, so just pretend you can see it in there. This salad would also be tasty with some baked tofu or another protein added, so feel free to get creative!
No summer BBQ or party would be complete without a signature drink, so I paired my salad with a refreshing Blueberry Mint Sweet Tea that so simple to make!
Now that I’m living in the south, I’ve got to have my sweet tea! It’s everywhere here in Texas, and it’s the perfect way to beat the heat. This Blueberry Mint Sweet Tea is a fun twist on the classic recipe, and it couldn’t get any easier to make!
The secret to this tea is Gold Peak Sweet Tea. This tea is so convenient and tastes great on its own, but I couldn’t resist adding fresh summer blueberries and mint! Gold Peak Tea comes in a range of flavors, so choose your favorite when preparing this Blueberry Mint Sweet Tea.
To make a glass of this yummy sweet tea, you’ll start with a small handful of blueberries and a few mint leaves. Mash the berries and mint up, then fill your glass with ice, and top it off with Gold Peak Sweet Tea … it’s that easy!
I prepared the tea by the glass, and each drink took about half a 16.9 oz. bottle. For a big party, you could just as easily make a pitcher (make sure to get the 64 oz. size of Gold Peak Sweet Tea in that case).
Together, this Cold Asian Noodle Salad and Blueberry Mint Sweet Tea are the perfect BBQ solution!
- 1 lb. Barilla linguine
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 tbsp. minced ginger
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 3 green onions
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 mango
- 1 zucchini
- 1 carrot
- 1 cup edamame (cooked)
- 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
- 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
- small handful blueberries
- mint leaves
- Gold Peak Sweet Tea
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
- Add linguine and cook until al dente.
- Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
- While pasta is cooking, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, maple syrup, red pepper flakes, lime juice, and garlic in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Prepare veggies: thinly slice green onions, bell peppers, mango, and zucchini; use a vegetable peeler to peel the carrot into thin slices.
- Mix together veggies, along with edamame and cilantro, in a large bowl.
- Add the pasta and soy sauce dressing to the veggies; mix well.
- Serve pasta immediately, sprinkled with sesame seeds.
- Add a small handful of blueberries and a few mint leaves to a tall glass.
- Lightly mash blueberries and mint with a muddler or the end of a wood spoon.
- Add ice to glass, then fill with tea.
- Serve tea garnished with additional blueberries and a sprig of mint.
I hope these Cold Asian Noodle Salad and Blueberry Mint Sweet Tea recipes have inspired your inner hostess with the mostest! Make sure to stop by Walmart to pick up all your summer recipe essentials and save some money, too!
- Right now, you can get $1 off when you buy any two 64 fl. oz. bottles of Gold Peak Tea. Get your coupon here.
- Do you use the Ibotta app? It’s a fun and easy way to get rebates on your groceries, and I love using it! Ibotta has a Barilla offer going on now: buy 3 products and earn $1. This offer is valid on all Barilla Blue Box Products and Barilla Pesto Sauce.
For more summer recipe inspiration, stop by the Barilla and Gold Peak Tea website!
What is your go to summer BBQ recipe?