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Ramen Noodle Salad

My sister makes the best Ramen Noodle Salad for most of our family get togethers. I found this Ramen Noodle Salad recipe online and believe that it is close to the one that she makes. She is always good to vote for my articles, so if it is not I will ask her to comment on what she does differently. The flavoring packet can be added; however, for this vegan variation, the flavoring packet is left out of the recipe.

1 pack slaw or 1/2 head of cabbage and 3 good sized carrots grated

1/4 cup green onions chopped well

2 packs Ramen noodles

1/2 cup toasted almonds seeds

3/4 cup oil

1 tbsp pepper (scant)

4 tbsp vinegar

4 tbsp sugar

Toasting almonds brings out an intense robust flavor. You may toast the almonds or purchase pretoasted almonds. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread almonds on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until lightly brown. Oil is not needed for toasting almonds, as almonds have a natural oil. Allow the almonds to cool.

Prepare the cabbage and carrots in advance or use the slaw mix that is sold in the bag prewashed and grated. Wash and chop green onions. Place prepared ingredients in medium salad bowl.

Place pepper, sugar, oil and vinegar in a small bowl and stir. Pour wet ingredients over vegetables in salad bowl and toss well. Cover salad bowl with sealable lid. Refrigerate for at least one hour or make ahead and refrigerate over night.

Break the noodles apart and add before serving. Noodles can be added the night before to allow the wet ingredients to penetrate, but for a crunchy salad it is best to wait. Toss well to coat the noodles

Ramen noodles are a Japanese noodle dish. Ramen means hand pulled noodles in Japanese. The noodles are generally made from wheat flour, salt, water and kansui. Kansui usually contains sodium carbonate, potassium carbonate and small amounts of phosphoric acid and is considered a Japanese alkaline mineral water. Kansui makes the noodles firm and presents the noodles with a yellow coloring.

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  1. Carolyn
    Okay, Sis, is this close to your recipe?
  2. dianabart
    My kids love Ramen noodles...have to try this one! Thanks! :) voted
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Diana! In this economy, we need inexpensive choices!
  3. Sheila Ray
    This is one of my all time favorite salads, Carolyn. My version has mandarin oranges and sesame seeds in it as well. And, the dressing has soy sauce and a few other things. Voted.
    1. Carolyn
      Sounds good! Thanks!
    2. Charlotte
      I haven't tried the mandarin oranges but will next time. That sounds great Sheila.
  4. Charlotte
    I use the oriental packet flavoring but I can see where that would need to be left out for the vegan version. I also use sesame seeds and they are sooo good. #6. Sorry it took me a bt to vote and comment. We went night fishing and didnt get home until after 5 am this morning.
    1. Carolyn
      I hope minus the snakes this time! LOL.....or not so LOL!
  5. Still Mind
    Still Mind
    Mmmmm, looks deelish, will try ^_^ Voted
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Simplify! I appreciate the vote and comment!
      1. Still Mind
        Still Mind
        No problem! Any food that resemble silly string such as ramen noodles do, means a party for your stomach, and that always gets a gold star in my book! (^_^) hehe
  6. Roopam
    Hey carolyn that's a cool recipe...congrats for top posts!
  7. Nunzibuns
    SheilaRay--- Can you post your recipe? I love mandarins and sesame seeds!


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