Trudi's Oriental Crunchy Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe was entered into our 2009 Corporate Soup and Salad Cook-off and took first prize for the salad category. The recipe is courtesy of Trudi Blair.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare the dressing, combine the ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute, chill.
  2. Toast the sesame seeds, almonds, and broken noodles in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes on a cookie sheet. Discard the flavor packet for the Ramen noodles.
  3. Just prior to serving combine vegetables, seed mixture with the dressing.
Most Helpful

Yum, this salad is very enjoyable and what a great way to use cabbage. I had some regular cabbage that needed to be used up and I'm so glad I picked this delicious salad. The toasted sesame seeds, almonds, and ramen added a nutty taste that enhanced it wonderfully. I had a serrano chili (needed to use it up) that gave it a slight edge. Thank you Cooks4_6 for sharing. Made it for Photo Tag.

ForeverMama April 12, 2014

I made this thinking it was going to taste funny because I could not find chinese cabbage in any of my stores. Since I couldnt not find it, I used coleslaw mix. Well... it was amazing and very filling. Will definitely make again!

arolfsen July 19, 2011

Very good! I took it to a large family function and everyone enjoyed it. I used regular cabbage since I could not find the chinese cabbage. Very easy and very cheap to make.

Lisa7096 July 11, 2010