Lemongrass-Scented Rice Noodle Salad with Mint and Cilantro


I’m a huge fan of iced tea.  My mother drank it all day long.  What I just recently learned is that tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, and can be found in almost 80% of all U.S. households.  Did you know that:

·  On any given day, over 158 million Americans are drinking tea.

·   Approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced.

·   Iced tea now the most consumed beverage at lunch time

Next Wednesday is apparently National Iced Tea Day (I’m really not sure who’s responsible for declaring these days but, why NOT celebrate).

To honor the day, I’m excited to feature a very tasty recipe from Top Chef judge and culinary expert chef Gail Simmons.  I met Gail last year at an event launching her partnership with Pure Leaf Iced Tea where I learned that Pure Leaf is one of the only iced teas brewed from real tea leaves; giving us that refreshing, authentic ‘farm to bottle’ experience.

Needless to say I was hooked and I’ve been cooking from Gail’s recipes ever since.

Gail’s Rice Noodle recipe is just perfect for a hot summer’s day. It’s light and airy yet surprisingly filling. And, who can deny the light zing of  summery flavor from the mint and cilantro.

Go on, try it.


This post is not, in any way, sponsored by Pure Leaf. I was not compensated to help promote Pure Leaf or Gail Simmons, I’m just a big fan.



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