Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

There are many variations to this recipe, including other versions on recipezaar. I kept on playing with it and 3 years ago came up with my version. It can be doubled very easily for parties. You know you've got a winner when multiple people ask you for the recipe! What Fun! Note: I took an educated guess at the prep time. Cook time is fridge time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Dressing

  • 12 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package beef-flavor ramen noodles (use seasoning in dressing, uncooked noodles in coleslaw mixture)
  • Cole Slaw Mixture

  • 1 (16 ounce) package Coleslaw
  • 12 bunch green onion, chopped
  • 12 cup sunflower seeds (without shells)
  • 12 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  1. Toast the slivered almonds.
  2. Suggest place them in a microwave safe pie plate and nuke on high for 3 minutes.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Mix olive oil, vinegar, sugar and seasoning packet together until sugar is dissolved (I shake it).
  5. Set aside.
  6. In a large bowl mix the cole slaw, onions, sunflower seeds and almonds.
  7. Pour the dressing over the mixture and blend.
  8. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours (Mixture will go down about 1/2 in volume).
  9. Break up the ramen noodles (I use a plastic bag).
  10. Just before serving mix the noodles in with the other ingredients.
Most Helpful

This was dad enjoyed this so much that I had to make it two weekends in a row. The best part about this recipe is that that flavors meld so nicely that it doesn't over power the main dishes! Thanks for sharing it with the group!

skssandy July 08, 2003

I just happened to have a pkg. of cole slaw and came upon your recipe. It was perfect! The toasted almonds added a nice crunch to the mix and it tasted great! Thanks for posting!!!

Sharon123 May 03, 2003

We found that there was just a little too many almonds and sunflower seeds for 1 pkg of coleslaw. Next time we plan on useing 1/4 c instead and should be perfect. Yummy combo of flavors!

ceashel June 03, 2006