Thursday, July 15, 2010

My best salad recipe

It's July, and it's hot, but we still need to eat. So, with excellent timing, Traci at Beneath My Heart is having a salad party!

I'll share with you a salad recipe that always gets rave reviews. Always. It's actually more of a crunchy cole slaw. Whatever you call it, you should try it. It's delicious.




Crunchy salad

Ingredients:

Vegetables
16 oz. cole slaw mix or chopped cabbage
3-6 green onions

Crunchies
1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
1 package Ramen noodles (chicken or Oriental flavor)

Dressing
1/2 cup oil (I use canola)
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar (or 3 packets artificial sweetener)
1/2 teaspoon salt
seasoning packet from Ramen noodles

Roast almonds and Ramen noodles at 350 degrees until light brown (about 5-7 minutes). Set aside.

Chop green onions. Stir into cabbage.

Whisk dressing ingredients together well.

Toss vegetables, crunchies, and dressing together just before serving.


As I look at this picture I think this salad doesn't look that impressive. But believe me: you should try it. You'll like it. I promise!

19 comments:

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Richella,
This is a great salad! I think I have had something like it and I absolutely LOVE it! Now I have the recipe. I am bookmarking this.
Thanks for coming to my party. :)
Blessings,
Traci

Melissa Miller said...

Richella it looks and sounds simply divine! I will give it a try very soon and let you know when I do. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Melissa :)

Deanna said...

Hi! Stopping by from Traci's Salad Party.

I would like to try your recipe.
Salads are great anytime of year especially hot 'ole summer.

Good for us!
God bless and may you have a sweet week,
d fromhomehaven

Paula said...

This is one of my very favorite dishes to take to a summer potluck or picnic. I use 1/3 cup almonds, 1/3 cup sunflower seeds, and 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds. I love the crunch! You are right that it isn't a pretty salad, but it sure is good!

Dawn said...

yum! i have a similar recipe... always a favorite :)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

That is a wonderful salad. I love seeing it on the table when we go to a party. It is always delicious!! Thanks for posting it today!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Richella that looks so good! I love salad that has something crunchy in it. I'll keep this recipe and give a try next time I buy some coleslaw. Thanks!

Manuela

Terri at Finders Keepers said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe, it sounds wonderful for these hot and humid July days.

New Every Morning said...

That is my ALL time favorite salad recipe. We call is Asian Slaw. I like to add sunflower seeds to the top. It's good with a bag of broccoli slaw mixed in, too!

Happy Summer!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love salads! Thanks for the recipe, Richella. :)

Christina said...

This looks delicious. Oh. my. The crunch sounds so good to me.

melody-mae said...

yay, thank you for reminding me of this yummy salad. I have had it many times at potlucks at church. I have never had the recipe...so a huge THANKS!!!! Making it this sunday for my girls when they come over!

HeathahLee said...

I make this with chicken for a great summer supper. I posted my recipe several months ago, but just now changed my menu that I'm working on so we have "Chicken Dish" (what an original name! LOL!) instead of red beans and rice! Thanks for the inspiration! : )

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

PS. Just now wondering if you got the email I sent the other day in reply to your question. I've been having major AOL issues, and I want to be sure you received my reply. :s

Ellie said...

Simple + yummy = perfect salad! Found your blog thru Traci's Salad Party. :)

Carmen said...

I love this salad. I'll have to make it sometime.

Denise said...

Looks yummy, when you roast the ramen noodles I'm assuming you break them up first? they come in a block don't they? I might have to try this, I like noodles:)

Stacey said...

Oh I have had that yummy salad at parties before! Never had the recipe so I'm definitely going to give yours a try. Thanks. :)

•stephanie• said...

this is one of my very favorite salads. i make it all the time. but i can't wait to try your version. roasting the ramen noodles and almonds sounds like it would really kick it up a notch. thanks for the idea.

p.s. i appreciate your comment about my bbq chicken salad. try it. it's divine!

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