This is one of my aunt’s staple recipes. She is a wonderful cook known for knack for “fresh tasting” food – this recipe is exactly that. It is always a big hit at our family functions. There is quite a bit of room for personalization with the herbs…just add what you like and how ever much you’d like. I love cilantro and dill, so I am pretty generous with both, but personally I don’t even think it needs the parsley. It’s completely up to you. Also, you will have extra dressing, but trust me its great in a plain old green salad too! One more recommendation…make this a day or two before you plan on serving it, if possible. Although it’s great right away, this is definitely one of those dishes that gets better over a little time. Cook time does not include the resting time for the salad dressing.
There is plenty of crunch in this salad from the Napa cabbage, toasted almonds, and dried ramen noodles. If you want a little more zing, sprinkle some crushed red chile peppers. Also try substituting peanuts for the almonds.
I received this recipe from one of my sisters when we had a family reunion quite some years ago. I have had many comments on it, and I am always printing out copies of it for people. This recipe gives you a new way to use those Ramen Noodles!
This is the best coleslaw! If you like blue cheese, you should try it. I "concocked" this recipe a few years ago and everyone requests I bring it to our family cookouts. It can easily be doubled to feed a larger group.
I had a very similar salad in Little Italy near the Baltimore Harbor. It was fabulous! This is the closest I have come to it. This is pretty darn good too! A wonderful summertime salad! Serve as an appetizer salad, a side salad, light lunch or for brunch. It makes a very nice presentation and will be sure to impress guests. :)
P.S. Do not substitute canned crabmeat or imitation it will not taste the same!