Ridiculously Amazing Asian Ramen Salad
This ridiculously amazing Asian ramen salad will have you and your guests going back for thirds and fourths. Everyone will be asking for the recipe and you’ll want to bring this easy dish to every potluck!
Mouth pain is one of the most annoying pains to have especially since I’m a recipe developer/food blogger. We need to EAT and TASTE TEST everything but when you have mouth issues, it’s kind of hard to do that. Thankfully, I’m all better now (and thank you for your well wishes!). It was just really rough to eat anything this past weekend. Every time something hot or salty or acidic was put in my mouth, I was in so much pain. Who knew the dentist could make my mouth worse! Coffee was a struggle but there was no way I could give that baby up so I powered through it. It would be a really good time for someone to develop a coffee IV right about now! Haha
On Sunday, I went to brunch with a few of my new friends that I recently met at Pure Barre. Oh goodness, I was so thrilled to wake up Sunday morning to a healed mouth because that meant all the brunch items I could gobble up! Brunch + mimosas + good friends + laughs were definitely the perks of Sunday Funday ;) I’m so thankful for new friendships! We all have so much in common and I have a feeling this will be a regular monthly thing! Our servers are going to LOVE us!
This salad is true to its name. It’s ridiculously amazing.
My aunt gave me this recipe from which she got from her late husband’s family in Indiana. Every single time we make this salad and bring it to potlucks, it is the FIRST to go. Every single time! There’s never a time we leave with some of the salad left in the bowl. It’s always devoured. I’ve been eating this salad for years and years. I always think of my aunt whenever I have this salad and I love the memories it evokes. See? Food is always attached to a memory!
The best part is, this is probably the easiest thing to throw together and there is no worry about keeping it refrigerated. It’s best served cold but it’s also ok to have it be room temperature. Either way, I’m sure it won’t last long and you won’t even have to worry about it getting warm. It’ll be gone soo fast and you’ll get requests from everyone for the recipe :)
This ridiculously amazing Asian ramen salad will have you and your guests going back for thirds and fourths. Everyone will be asking for the recipe and you'll want to bring this easy dish to every potluck!
- 1: 16 ounce bag coleslaw mix
- 1 cup sunflower seeds, de-shelled/shelled/no shells
- 1 cup Diamond of California sliced almonds
- 2: 3 ounce bags ramen* (any flavor, you won't be using the seasoning packets so it doesn't matter)
- 5 stalks of scallions, sliced
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- In a large bowl, place coleslaw mix, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, crushed ramen (see note below), and scallions.
- In a large measuring cup, add vegetable oil, vinegar, and sugar. Whisk together. Don't worry if the sugar will not completely dissolve.
- Pour oil mixture over the coleslaw mix and toss everything together with a large spatula until everything is coated well.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
- Serve cold or room temperature.
To crush ramen, place ramen block into a Ziploc bag and using a rolling pin, gently crush the ramen into smaller pieces.
I personally didn't add the seasoning packets because I don't like the MSG/sodium content in ramen seasoning packets. However, I know this is a popular recipe and there are MANY variations of it. So, it's all up to preference on whether or not you want to add the seasoning packets, or anything else to this salad! :)
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Posted on January 20, 2014