Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Crunchy Asian Slaw!

  
  
 
This Asian Slaw is a really good alternative to regular coleslaw and comes together so fast and easy using the coleslaw mix from your produce section.  You also use Ramen noodles in this which give it a nice crunch and flavor.  It's really good with pork or chicken dishes. Here is what you will need:
 
1 pkg. coleslaw mix
1/2 cup sliced green onions, including some of the green blades
1 cup sunflower seeds
2 pkgs. Ramen chicken flavored noodles (use the seasoning packets for the dressing)
1 cup oil
2 tsp. soy sauce
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
 

Place the slaw mix in a large bowl.  Add the sliced green onion, and sunflower seeds.  Remove the Ramen noodles from the bag, crush them up and add.  Set the seasoning packets aside.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



I know someone is going to ask what Ramen Noodles are, so here they are.  They can be found on the soup aisle of your grocery. 
 

Mix sugar, vinegar, seasoning packets, and soy sauce until sugar is dissolved.  Add the red pepper flakes if you are using them.  Stream the oil in slowly whisking as you pour.  Whisk until it is well blended. Pour over the slaw mixture, toss, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to blend flavors. 
Crunchy Asian Slaw!
 
 

36 comments:

  1. I simply love cole slaw, so I am definitely gonna try this with some baked chicken! Thanks for sharing this and all your other recipes. Love your site!

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  2. This is my go to salad for potlucks. I've never tried sunflower seeds in it. Sounds good. I also like to toast my ramen noodles a little.

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  3. make it all the time j
    , just took it to family after funeral, I always tak extra copies of recipes , my only differance is we use orintal ramon noodles have for years


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  4. Love this slaw,but never used the red pepper flakes.

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  5. This is a great topping for fish tacos. Loved it.

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  6. This slaw made a great topping for fish tacos. Loved it!

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  7. Made this tonight as a side dish. FANTASTIC!!

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  8. do the noodles soften any? if not thhink I'll leave them out...otherwise sounds pdg:)

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    1. They soften - you gotta eat this at one meal. OR put these on the side - and add to individual portions. Or just make it and add noodles to half the mixture for that day and half for the next day. Incredible!! We brown/toast the noodles and seeds. And we often add sliced almonds.

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  9. you can use broccoli slaw mix makes a great side dish with any meal!!! <3

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  10. I have made this for years. I toast sesame seeds and slivered almonds, instead of using the sunflower seeds, although they sound good, too. I have used all kinds of Ramen Noodle flavors, but the Oriental is my favorite!!

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  11. Make this all the time : I never add soy sauce or pepper flakes ,
    I always make day before

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  12. This salad is so awesome! I have added purple grapes and raisins too. It gets better the loner it sits in the icebox!!

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  13. Have made this salad many times and we love it. Have also added purple grapes and raisins.

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  14. The other thing you could do is add the ramen right before it is served, that way they don't get soggy or softened.

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  15. You can add the noodles just before serving

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  16. The recipe that was given to me has you browning the noodles with 1 stick of butter 1-2 c chopped pecans or 1 pkg of slivered almonds, 1/2 jar of sesame seeds.

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  17. I have made this but instead of sunflower seeds I used slivered almonds and I also browned the noodles in a pan w a pat of butter. It's so yummy.

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  18. It's just as good without the sugar

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  19. I also put the same amount of chopped almonds as sunflower seeds and it taste great. Yes --the noodles do soften .

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  20. I have always used Almonds in mine and also you can put cut up cooked chicken right in the slaw mix. Really good both ways.

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  21. I like this. I used to make this same slaw using broccoli instead of cabbage.

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  22. Gotta use the noodles, they are what gives it the "crunch".Yes they soften a little in the dressing and are easy to chew!

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  23. Great salad and if you use olive or canola oil and decrease it to `1/2 cup, you won't notice the difference. Let it sit for a bit and stir more...also the oriental noodles and season pack are the best!

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  24. Try substituting, sometimes, slivered almonds instead of sunflower seeds and sauteing them lightly browned along with the crushed noodles in a tablespoon of butter/olive oil. Pretty awesome!

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  25. I make this but do not use the flavor packet for the dressing (too much sodium) and I use Napa Cabbage instead of slaw mix. YUMMO!

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  26. You can also add mandarin oranges to this and make it with shrimp. Tried it many ways and always love it. It's great with the mediterranean diet. We always use olive oil with ours. Thanks for sharing this. It's so good. If you sre vegan, it's very good meat free. Just love your site

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  27. The recipe I have says to toast the noodles and also toasted almonds instead of sunflower seeds. Just a different recipe, and I am sure your recipe is delicious. It is even better the 2nd or 3rd day (if it lasts that long).

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  28. this is good stuff!!! Yummm....

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  29. Try toasting the crushed noodles and nuts with a stick of butter. Really increases the flavor.

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  30. I never put the noodles and nuts in the slaw they get soggy. I put them in a small bowl on the side and let the person put their own on.much better. Also good using the broccoli Cole slaw mix.

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  31. Could you add some sesame oil or would that be too much flavor?

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  32. I pretty much make this at least once a week now. So delicious, so fresh... I actually prefer the noodles when they absorb the dressing. I usually make it at least 12 hours prior to serving and the flavors blend perfectly.

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  33. I have made this salad before and I toast my ramen noodles in a fry pan to make them more crunchy and I don't add them until its time to serve the salad,the same thing with the sunflower or other seeds,roast them in a pan for a bit.

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  34. I cook several chicken breasts and cut into cubes to add to this. I also use slivered almonds instead of the sunflower seeds.

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  35. In the summer I have added strawberries as well.
    It is very good.

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