Ramen Noodle Salad and Slaw Recipes
Ramen Noodle Recipes for Great Salads and Slaws
Ramen noodles can be used for all kinds of great meals. They are economical, easy to use, and they cook up in just a couple of minutes. Ramen noodles are extremely popular in salads and slaws. One popular broccoli slaw dish is likely to show up at nearly potluck. They give a unique texture and flavor to a dish. I've collected lots of yummy salad recipes that include ramen noodles. I'm sure you'll find AT LEAST one ramen noodle salad recipe that you'll love.
This is one of the most popular ramen noodle salad recipes in circulation. It's perfect for a potluck or picnic, because it contains no dairy products and will stay fresh.
Some of the recipes I've found use more oil. Overnight, the noodles will soak up the liquid, and to me, too much oil makes the salad...well, oily.
1/2 cup oil (some recipes call for up to 2/3 cup)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
seasoning packet from ramen noodles
1 pkg. broccoli slaw mix
1 cup sliced almonds
2 pkg. chicken ramen noodles (broken up)
Mix oil, sugar and vinegar. In large bowl, mix together broccoli mix, almonds and broken ramen noodles. Add dressing and toss. Let stand for a few hours.
Variations to Jazz Up Your Ramen Broccoli Slaw
Photo by zorbs
Using the basic recipe above, you can make an endless variety of salads. Make any of the changes below, alone or in combination, and you have an entirely different salad.
Add 1 or 2 bunches of chopped green onion.
Add 1/2 cup sunflower seeds.
Add 3/4 cup dried cranberries.
Use rice vinegar or another flavored vinegar.
Add 1-2 teaspoons of sesame oil.
Add 1 clove chopped garlic.
Use cabbage instead of broccoli slaw.
Add 1-2 Tablespoons of soy sauce in the dressing.
Toast the raw crushed noodles before adding to salad.
Omit the seasoning packets in the dressing. Season accordingly.
Use peanuts instead of almonds.
Cook the noodles before adding to the salad.
Greek Ramen Salad
Here's a slightly different approach to ramen noodle salad. This is one of my favorites.
Photo by jonxyz
2 packages of ramen noodles
1 cup of feta cheese
1 cup of red peppers
1/2 cup of onions
1/2 cup of black olives
1/2 cup of green olives
1/2 cup of tomatoes
1/2 cup of canola oil
1/2 cup of onions
1/4 cup of citrus juice
Salt and pepper
2 cups of water
Cook the noodles in 2 cups of water.
Mix the canola oil and the citrus juice in a bowl. Add salt and pepper.
Cut all the vegetables into small pieces.
Cut the feta cheese into small cubes.
Add vegetables and feta cheese to noodles and mix.
Pour the dressing on salad. Toss.
Antipasto Ramen Salad
Super fast and easy with bottled Italian dressing.
Photo by skrb
1 package any flavor ramen noodles
1/4 cup pepperoni, sliced
1/4 cup black olives
1/8 cup bermuda onion, sliced
What to do:
Cook noodles according to package directions and drain. Add
pepperoni, olives and onions. Sprinkle on dressing and toss.
Thai Chicken Peanut Ramen Salad
A bit more exotic.
Photo by pengrin
2 packs of chicken flavor ramen noodles
1/2 cup of already-cooked or leftover chicken, shredded
1 carrot, sliced with a vegetable peeler
1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, and sliced thinly
Bottled Spicy Thai peanut sauce
Optional: 1 thinly slices scallion as garnish
Cook ramen noddles according to package, including 1 packet of seasoning in cooking water.
Drain and toss with other ingredients, adding peanut sauce until evenly coated, but not runny.
Chill slightly or serve at room temperature, garnishing top with scallions.
Ramen Potluck Salad
Photo by sharynmorrow
4 pkg. uncooked Ramen in bite-sized pieces
2 pounds imitation crabmeat cut up in bite-sized pieces
6 stalks celery, diced
1 bunch green onions, diced
12 chopped hard-boiled eggs
1 tsp. celery seeds
2 Tbsp. parsley
1 tsp. minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
IN A SEPARATE BOWL, MIX:
2 cups mayonnaise
2 flavor pkts.
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
3 cups milk
Mix well and pour over the other mixture. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight. Stir and serve.