Oriental Ramen Slaw

Ramen. It’s delicious. It’s cheap. I practically lived on it in college. Sometimes, I still do. Oddly enough, between all of my baking, it’s still one of my favorite comfort foods. But sometimes warm noodles get boring… but there’s another way to eat ramen that is way more exciting! Hello, Oriental Ramen Slaw. You’ll need a bag of coleslaw, a bag of chicken flavored ramen noodles, some green onions, slivered almonds, and sunflower seeds for the salad, and oil, vinegar, sugar, and the chicken flavoring package from the ramen for the dressing. I like to use a lidded container when I make my ramen slaw because I find it easier for it to be shaken, not stirred. Pour your slaw in, then add in some chopped green onion. Next, crush your ramen into small, bite-sized pieces. I crush mine in the bag, then open it and pour it into the bowl. Also add roughly 6 Tablespoons of sunflower seeds, and 1/4 cup slivered almonds. Just before serving, create your dressing. You’ll mix 1/2 cup oil (vegetable, olive, it will all work fine), 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 Tablespoons of sugar, and the contents of the seasoning packet from the ramen in a measuring cup until it’s well-mixed (or about as well mixed as vinegar and oil can be). Pour the dressing over the slaw, then cover the container and shake to coat (or stir it). If you’re taking this to a potluck, do the dressing on-site to prevent wilting. My grandmother typically puts the dressing in a mason jar, shakes it, pours it onto the slaw, and coats it at the event for the best flavor. This isn’t a slaw that keeps for days, though we sometimes get a second day out of it. This slaw is delicious. I mean, knock you off your feet delicious. I like to serve it with a tangy pulled pork, or just eat a bowl plain for lunch. It’s great for potlucks or enjoying around the house. Plus, it’s cheap. You can’t beat cheap and yummy.     Love unconventional salads? You’ll love my Tangy Fruit Salad and my Strawberry Pretzel Salad!

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