Daily Archives: May 10, 2010

Chop and Drop Oriental Salad

This recipe was given to me by my grandma last summer.  I was a little worried at first, only because I hate Ramen noodles…but this salad is so amazingly good.  It’s perfect just by itself or inside a lettuce wrap.  Hope you enjoy!

Oriental Salad

Oriental Salad

1 package of coleslaw lettuce mix

1 cup sun flower seeds (this is more of a ‘to your liking’ kind of thing.  If you don’t like sunflower seeds, you can use almonds or walnuts)

1 bunch green onions, chopped

1 package oriental flavored Ramen noodles

3/4 cup canola oil

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup taragon vinegar (not only do I not know if this even exists in real life, but I couldn’t even tell you where to find it.  I improvise and use 1/3 cup white vinegar and chop up some taragon leaves and let the two get happy together.  Works perfectly)

The dressing

1.  In a large bowl combine the coleslaw, sunflower seeds, and green onions.  Open the Ramen noodles and set the flavor packet aside.  Crush up the noodles into the coleslaw mix.

2.  In another bowl, whisk the canola oil, taragon vinegar, sugar, and flavor packet together.  Pour over your salad and mix/toss until everything is combined.  Cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours (the longer, the better!).

This is a great dish for a party because it can be made well in advance.  It’s also perfect as a meal that, if made early in the week, will last you for the remainder of the week.  It could be a side dish or a main dish.  Add some grilled chicken and you’re good to go!

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