Asian Crunchy Slaw

Combine your love of Ramen noodles with this crunchy Chinese slaw to make an unexpected, yet delicious Asian Crunchy Slaw.  It takes less than 30 minutes to put together, making it the perfect salad for a busy schedule.

Asian Crunchy Slaw

Chinese Slaw

Chinese slaw is another word for this delicious Asian salad.  Sometimes you need an easy salad recipe in your recipe box for a pot luck or even a picnic.  This is that recipe especially since it combines two wonderful comfort foods, Ramen noodles, and coleslaw.    This recipe isn’t difficult to put together, so if you haven’t had a lot of time in the kitchen, this Asian Crunchy Slaw is the one for you. This can also be made ahead of time to eat later or even take to work.  And it pairs perfectly with fish or chicken.  But the best part is it’s pretty good for you.  It’s got all the goodies a salad should have.

Asian Crunchy Slaw

The crunch in this salad is because of the Ramen Noodles.  The Ramen along with almonds and butter provide the perfect topping for this salad.

Here’s what else you need:

  • Napa Cabbage
  • Green Onions
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Ground Ginger
  • Dry Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper

First, combine the sliced cabbage and green onions in a large mixing bowl.  Then melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the Ramen noodles breaking it apart as it heats up.  Brown the Ramen but be careful not to burn it.  Add the Ramen and almonds to the salad.  To make the dressing, combine the remainder of the ingredients by whisking it all together making sure the sugar is dissolved.  Add to the salad and serve.

Notes

  • If you want to substitute the sugar, you can try Equal or Splenda to avoid the sugar calories.
  • Since you are only using the green part of the onion, set aside the white side for another recipe.
  • When mixing the dressing, try using a dressing shaker.  This makes mixing the ingredients so much easier and you can store it in the container when you are done.

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I have taken Asian Crunchy Slaw to a couple of potlucks recently So I think this recipe is a real winner. What recipes do you bring to your potlucks?  Let us know in the comments below.  And don’t forget to share your Asian Crunchy Slaw with us on Instagram using the #copykatrecipes.
Chinese slaw with ramen noodles

Asian Crunchy Slaw

When you need a large salad that as an Asian flair, this is the salad recipe for you. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Raman noodles
Servings: 16
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients

Salad Base

  • 2 pounds Napa Cabbage
  • 2 cups sliced green onions 2 bunches

The Dressing

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

The Crunch

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 packages Ramen noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

For the Salad

  • Get your largest bowl, you will need it, this salad makes a large amount of salad. Slice Napa cabbage into 1/4 inch slices, you may want to roughly chop the cabbage again so the pieces aren't too large. Slice green onion tops and add to the bowl.
  •  Melt butter in a large saucepan, add Ramen noodles to saucepan breaking them as you put them into the saucepan. The most difficult part of this recipe is browning the noodles, and not burning them. It doesn't take long before the noodles are burnt, it seems to happen only a second or two after they are toasted, watch them carefully.
  •  Add toasted Ramen noodles to the salad. Add slivered almonds to salad, use your hands and toss the cabbage, green onions, toasted ramen noodles, and almond slivers well.

For the Dressing

  • To make the dressing, use a medium-sized bowl, or a shake bottle if you have it, add sugar, vinegar, dry ginger, dry mustard powder, Worcestershire sauce, and vegetable oil. 
  • Whisk thoroughly, it may seem the sugar won't dissolve, it will. Once the sugar as completely dissolved pour over slaw and mix well.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • If you want to substitute the sugar, you can try Equal or Splenda to avoid the sugar calories.
  • Since you are only using the green part of the onion, set aside the white side for another recipe.
  • When mixing the dressing, try using a dressing shaker.  This makes mixing the ingredients so much easier and you can store it in the container when you are done.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 17.9mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Carole Mc

    5 stars
    Fantastic recipe! It helps to smash the noodles while in the package. I added 2 tbs of soy sauce to the dressing. So good!!!

  2. Melissa Waldron

    My aunt made this asian slaw for my bridal shower, and it was a HUGE hit! Everyone took seconds and thirds, and soon the gigantic bowl she had prepared was gone! Them ramen noodles are amazing and the dressing is to fantastic! I would recommend this salad for any event!
    I love to cook also and have a cooking blog in which I post my personal recipes which are mainly healthy with emphasis on taste and satisfaction. Please come check it out! If you have a cooking blog, too, please post it in my blog comments!

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    Corner Girl

  3. Lorie

    I have made this salad before and it is awesome. The last time I made it, I substituted a head of cabbage fort the pre shredded slaw. Still as awesome.

  4. Cheryl Davidson

    I make one very similar to this one, but I do not cook the ramen at all. The dressing softens them just a tad. It is really delicious.

    • Stephanie

      I think that sauteing the noodles in butter adds a little on the flavor side, but I also believe it helps to seal the noodles so they don’t soften as quickly as they would otherwise.

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