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Asian Crunchy Slaw

When you need a large salad that as an Asian flair, this is the salad recipe for you. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Raman noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 200kcal
Author Stephanie Manley

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

  • 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 bowl, reserve the white parts of the onions for another recipe.
  •  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. 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. If you wanted, I bet you could substitute the sugar with either equal or Splenda. Once the sugar as completely dissolved pour over slaw and mix well. I have taken Asian Crunchy Slaw to a couple of potlucks recently with hopes that I would have a little extra to take home, and this didn't happen. So I think this recipe is a real winner. What recipes do you bring to your potlucks? 

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7% | Vitamin C: 21.7% | Calcium: 6.8% | Iron: 7%
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