Thursday, April 10, 2014

Share the Day-Asian Coleslaw

Share the Day
40 Days-40 Days of Lenten Recipes

Joining us once more is one of my BFF's, she has shared as a guest blogger here and here.


Some call it Chinese Noodle Salad but I call it Chinese Cole Slaw, made 'chinese' only because it has rice vinegar and ramen noodles in it!  It's really quite tasty and an old standby for potluck dinners but beware of allergens (these can be left out or replaced with nut-free crunch too).  If you are concerned about sugar, you can reduce that or probably eliminate it and add extra mandarin oranges.  Despite the dressing, the leftover can be refrigerated and enjoyed for the next day or so.

1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil or light olive oil
2 packages ramen noodles with seasoning packets
2 bunches scallions, sliced thin
1 package coleslaw (any type)
2 small cans or 1 large can mandarin orange segments, drained
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together vinegar, sugar, and oil to make the 'dressing'. Microwave until sugar dissolves, about 90 seconds.  Mix in ramen seasoning packets, stir and set aside to cool.  If I'm short on time, I throw it in the freezer (assuming you are using a pyrex or freezer-safe stoneware bowl).  I also have mixed in the ramen seasoning before microwaving.
  2. Crush the ramen noodles in a ziplock bag.  Set aside until ready to assemble the salad.
  3. In a salad bowl, toss coleslaw, scallions, mandarin oranges, almonds, & sunflower seeds.  Just before serving, mix the ramen noodles in the cooled salad dressing and toss it with the salad. 

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