Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Asian Coleslaw

I had this Asian coleslaw at a recent pot luck party. I am not a salad person and was staying away from this salad. But when I heard everyone rave about this salad, I just had to try it.  It was fantastic. The crunch from the raw noodles gives this coleslaw a whole new dimension.  Coleslaw that I have had is usually smothered in mayonnaise and is unimaginative.  But this Asian coleslaw is light, sweet and tangy and very, very delicious.  

Serves 4 - 6

Salad Dressing:
  • 1 packet Dole Coleslaw mix
  • 2 packets Top Ramen beef noodles (use the seasoning for dressing)
  • 1 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup Slivered Almonds
  • 2 bunches of Spring onions(only the green part)
  • 1/3 cup Red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Canola oil
  • 1/2 cup Sugar (add or reduce to your liking)
  • 2 packets Beef seasoning

In a large bowl mix together all the salad ingredients, crushing the noodles.

Mix the dressing ingredients. Pour over the salad 2 hours before you serve. Mix well to allow noodles to absorb some of the dressing.

Note: Don't let the dressed salad sit longer then 2 hours, the salad will be soggy. 
You can substitute beef noodles with vegetarian noodles. You can also substitute sugar in the dressing with honey.


Jescel said...

how right you are! this coleslaw is much better. this is my favorite. I use the ramen noodles with Oriental flavor, though. I use the packet mix in the dressing if i'm feeling lazy, otherwise, i'll make the dressing from scratch.

Agirlhastoeat said...

I love your photos!

Missy said...

this is interesting. thanks for sharing..