Saturday, October 3, 2009

Special Request Recipe of the Day: Asian Salad

We've just had a special request for a recipe I made recently from a lovely reader (Hi, Mom!). This is an easy recipe and a wonderful accompaniment to an Asian style dinner. Serve it up with your favorite stir-fry or potstickers and you've got a great meal, or just add chicken and its a perfect lunch. Enjoy!

1 package cole slaw mix (we added more shredded carrots, but that's at your discretion)
1 package Ramen noodles, oriental flavor (uncooked)
1 cup almond slivers (toasted)
1 bunch scallions, sliced
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar (can substitute others if you don't have this)
1/2 cup sugar (I cut this down to 1/4 cup to reduce calories)
Oriental flavor packet from ramen noodle mix

Stir together oil, vinegar, sugar and flavor pack. In separate bowl, mix together cole slaw mix, almonds, scallions. Pour vinaigrette topping over mixture and make sure well coated. Crush up and break apart Ramen noodles (uncooked) and add to cole slaw mixture. Mix all ingredients together.

** the noodles will get soggy if they sit in the dressing for too long, so if you're planning to serve for dinner or for a party, you probably want to put this together at the last minute.

** this makes quite a bit of salad. For Jamey and I, you could easily halve the recipe.

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