How to Make a Cold Noodle Salad, the Most Perfect Summer Food

May 29, 2015

There’s something so right about digging into a cold noodle salad in the summer. They’re easy to make for an office lunch or a picnic, elegant enough for company, and nothing beats the combination of toothy noodles, crunchy veg, and a zippy dressing that brings everything together. Best of all, you don’t need a recipe to throw one together when the mood strikes (which, for us, is often). Digital food editor Dawn Perry and Test Kitchen contributor Jessie Damuck explain how it’s done.

The Noodles
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