RAMEN NOODLE SALAD — Romaine lettuce and broccoli are combined with crunchy Ramen noodles, sunflower seeds, and a sweet and tangy dressing in this unique and delicious salad.
I’m always on the lookout for green salad recipes that my kids will eat, and this Ramen Noodle Salad is a huge hit with my boys, which means it’s a regular on our dinner table.
And I have to admit, I really love this salad too. In fact, it’s one of my all-time favorite green salads. Not only do I serve it often for my family, but it’s always quick to disappear when I take it to potlucks and backyard barbecues.
I’m of the opinion that a good salad always has something crunchy on the ingredient list–croutons, nuts, or in this case, toasted Ramen noodles and sunflower seeds.
In fact, I usually add extra Ramen noodles and sunflower seeds, because they’re my favorite part of the whole salad. Well, there’s also the dressing, which is slightly sweet and a little bit tangy and pretty much perfect.
I’ve seen variations of this salad with lots of other additions too, like mandarin oranges, and even cooked shredded chicken. I like to serve this simpler version as a side dish, but you could certainly add whatever your heart desires.
If you don’t care for sunflower seeds, toasted almonds or cashews are great options too. But whatever you do, don’t forget to toast your Ramen noodles until they’re nutty and golden brown. It makes a huge difference and only take a few minutes!
If you’re looking for something a little different than the typical green salad (Caesar salad is pretty much a staple around here), but don’t want something too complicated or difficult, this Ramen Noodle Salad is a great option.
Trust me, if my kids will eat it, it might win over the salad haters in your family too!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Ramen Noodle Salad
- Canola oil
- White wine vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Ramen noodles
- Produce: Romaine lettuce, broccoli, green onions
- Sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 (3 oz.) packages Ramen noodles
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 8 cups torn romaine lettuce
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, oil, vinegar, soy sauce and salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Discard seasoning packet from Ramen noodles. Break noodles into small pieces. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute noodles until golden brown.
- Combine the lettuce, broccoli, green onions, sunflower seeds and noodles. Just before serving, whisk dressing and toss with salad to coat.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 1089mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 11g Protein: 7g
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Taste of Home