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Ramen Noodle Salad

With toasted ramen noodles, crunchy nuts, two kinds of cabbage, and a sweet and savory dressing, this Ramen Noodle Salad recipe is easy to make, pairs well with anything you can grill up, and is perfect for potlucks!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 444kcal

Ingredients

Crunchy Ramen:

Dressing:

Slaw:

  • 6 cups Napa cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 6 scallions green and white parts, thinly sliced, divided

Instructions

For the Crunchy Ramen:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Use your hands to coarsely break up the ramen noodles into smaller chunks.
  • Add the broken ramen, almonds, sesame seeds, melted butter, and salt to a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Bake until the nuts are golden and aromatic, about 8 to 12 minutes, tossing once halfway through.
  • Cool.

For the Dressing:

  • Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl.

For the Slaw:

  • Right before serving, add all of the slaw ingredients (except 1/4 cup sliced scallion for topping) to the bowl with the dressing. Add about 2/3 of the crunchy ramen, reserving 1/3 for topping. Toss gently to combine.

To Serve:

  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle the remaining crunchy ramen and reserved 1/4 cup of sliced scallions on top.
  • Serve immediately.

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Notes

  • Instead of the Napa Cabbage, Red Cabbage, and Carrot: You can substitute with 1 (16-ounce) pack of tri-color coleslaw (with green cabbage, red cabbage, and carrot). Or you can use a broccoli slaw mix!
  • Storage: Once this salad is combined with the dressing, I like to serve it within 4 hours because the cabbage has the tendency to wilt. However, you can make all the components ahead of time and store them separately for up to 5 days before combining and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1143mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3249IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 3mg