This is another one of those recipes that I remember fondly from my childhood. Original Tipsy used to make this Ramen Noodle Salad and I can remember the recipe being taped up in our kitchen cabinet because it was such a favorite. The dressing for this Ramen Noodle Salad is so good that you will want to drink it. The simplicity of this dish is what makes it stand out. Ramen Noodle Salad is perfect for a special side dish, lunchtime or you can add a grilled protein for a delicious dinner. Here is what you will need to make this delicious Ramen Noodle Salad:
- 2 Packages of Ramen Noodles
- 2 C Slivered Almonds
- 1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds
- 1/2 C of Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1 C of Good Quality Soy Sauce
- 1/2 C of Olive Oil
- 1/4 C of Sesame Oil, I used Hot.
- 3/4 C of White Sugar
- 4 to 6 C of Shredded Cabbage, You can use Napa or any cabbage of your choice, I used Savoy from Imperfect Produce.
- 4 Green Onions, Sliced on an angle
- Black Pepper to taste.
The steps are also simple, the only trick is to letting your crunchy part cool before adding it to your greens. Here is what you do.
- Heat the sesame oil in a skillet.
- Use something to crush up your ramen noodles. I crush them with a mallet right in the package, be gentle so the package doesn’t explode. Discard or set aside the seasoning packet.
- Add the crushed up noodles, almonds and sesame seeds to the skillet. Toss often so they don’t burn, and keep them at a low heat. You want them to get toasty brown but not super dark.
- While these are toasting, add the soy sauce to a sauce pan, have the heat on low and add the sugar to the soy sauce. Whisk until it is dissolved. Slowly add in the vinegar and bring to a simmer and then shut off the heat. Then slowly add in the olive oil.
- You want your dressing and crunchers to cool.
- Next toss the shredded cabbage, green onions and crunch mixture with the dressing and plate. Then top with green onions and black pepper.
This salad holds up really well for several days, it makes a great recipe for those that like to meal prep. You can grill some chicken or steak for the top to take it to next level status. This Ramen Noodle Salad also makes a great lunch to go, just add the dressing right before eating. Often I make extra dressing to keep on hand for other salads or even to glaze chicken or make a stir fry. Trust me it’s THAT good! I hope you enjoy this Ramen Noodle Salad as much as I do. I had so much fun making it for the blog as it brought back great childhood memories. When I was young it seemed so exotic, now it’s just delicious.
For another great and easy recipe, check out my recipe for Buffalo Bbq Chicken Tenders