Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ramen Noodle Slaw

1 pkg chicken flavored Ramen noodles
6 cups shredded cabbage (I used about 5 green, and 1 red)
1 cup grated carrots
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds ( I used a little less)
1/2 cup sliced almonds (also used a little less)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 Tbs sugar
3-5 Tbs vinegar (used about 4)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Remove seasoning packet from noodles and set aside. Crush noodles and combine with next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine seasoning packet with the remaining ingredients and beat with a wire wisk. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss gently to coat. Cover and chill overnight. Tastes best the 2nd day.
This is a great salad for showers...or as a side when guests are coming because you make it ahead of time. I love it. Of course, you can cheat with the pre-cut coleslaw mix, but I think cutting your own is much fresher..and cheaper. Use 1/2 to make this slaw and then the remaining for Texas 2 step slaw...just a suggestion :)
Alternative presentation: Do not mix noodles in, but rather crumble on top of salad before serving for extra crunch.

1 comment:

  1. This is my favorite way to eat slaw. LOVE it. I usually use honey instead of sugar, and the oriental ramens with a dash of sesame oil give this a great asian spin. Craving some now...