If you’ve been looking for a way to add some extra pizazz to your salads, these noodle salad recipes are perfect for you! Noodles aren’t only delicious when added to your salads, they also keep you fuller for longer making them the perfect midday lunch or light dinner option!
It’s so simple to spice up your salads with noodles, just gather your fave veg and protein, combine with your noodle of choice and smother in a totally delish dressing (of course).
These are the ultimate noodle salads you definitely don’t want to miss…who said your salads had to be boring?!
What is the secret to making a good salad?
There are a few things that make a good salad in my opinion. Firstly, carbs, which we have covered with these noodle salad recipes. Secondly, you really can’t go wrong when adding cheese to your salads – cheese is always a good idea. Thirdly, it’s all in the dressing! Test out dressings and find one you love, whether it’s store-bought dressings that make the mornings easier or its a homemade, meal-prepped dressing that has your heart. Dressing WILL take your salad to the very next level. And lastly, find ingredients you actually like! There’s no use filling your salad with veg and proteins that you don’t enjoy eating…find the veggies you like and load up on them!
What noodles should I add into my salad?
If you’re new to noodle recipes, and you’re ready to branch out into noodle salads for the first time – so many types of noodles to choose from can definitely be overwhelming! But there are some noodles that definitely work better for noodle salads than others. For example, you will be able to find rice noodle recipes for salads quite easily, as well as glass noodle recipes. You could even find some soba noodle recipes, however soba noodles are more commonly used for cold noodles or stir fried noodle recipes rather than salads.
Adding rice noodles or glass noodles to your noodle salads is a particularly good plan because of their relatively neutral flavour. This works well because it means whatever veggies, protein or dressing you drown your noodle salad in, the rice noodles or glass noodles will soak up all that flavour-packed goodness.