Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs
This is the most simple, delicious salad ever! Every time I take it to an event, everyone wants the recipe. They are so surprised when they see how simple it is. I sometimes add cooked chicken and eat this as a meal for myself. Doesn't get any better than this!!! Hope you'll try:) Cook time is refrigeration time.
- 1 (16 ounce) packageprepared coleslaw mix
- 2 packages ramen noodles, seasoning packets reserved for dressing (I use 1 pkg. Oriental and 1 pkg. beef)
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup oil
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons white vinegar
- In large bowl, combine slaw mix and crushed ramen noodles.
- Add green onion, pepper, salt, garlic powder, sesame seed, and almonds.
- In seperate bowl, combine dressing ingredients and the two reserved Ramen noodle seasoning packets and whisk well.
- Pour dressing over salad and mix well.
- Refrigerate at least 6 hrs.
- before serving, mixing well at least once.
- Mix before serving; Serve chilled.
Adding the ramen was a great twist on my regular vegetable slaw! My two 8 year old daughters, my 3 year old son, myself, my husband, and my brother-in-law all really liked it. One of my daughters begged for seconds and the other asked if we could have it again for dinner!
I used one head of green cabbage (would have liked to use some radicchio or purple cabbage as well, but didn't have any), about 4 carrots, and a few green onions for the slaw. Getting it all shredded was easy with the food processor and grater/slicer attachments. I used rice vinegar and a combination of sesame oil and safflower oil along with some sugar, salt, and pepper for the dressing (6Tbs. rice vinegar, 3Tbs. safflower oil, 1Tbs. sesame oil, 1Tbs. sugar, 1.5 tsp. salt and a few grinds of pepper) and then I mixed the beef seasoning packets and mixed those with the crunched up ramen and put some ramen into each dish as I served it. I will store the remaining seasoned ramen separately from the leftover slaw and just add it in before serving.
This was great right after mixing, so I bet letting it actually sit will be even tastier!
YUM! I didn't have almonds but bet that would have been great. I actually like the ramen noodles firm so next time, I'll add them just prior to serving. I used 6 packets of Splenda for the sugar so DH could eat it too. Thanks for posting! I make this with 2 packages slaw and it works fine for the dressing. I've used red wine vinegar with good results!
This was the closest version here on 'Zaar to the salad I had at a cookout last weekend... a few differences though: he added a bit of sesame oil to the dressing and told me that one can also add chicken for a bit of protein. What a wonderful salad!