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Ramen Noodle Salad and Slaw Recipes

Updated on March 24, 2012

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

Italian dressing

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


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.

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    • imagelist lm profile image

      imagelist lm 5 years ago

      This was helpful and gave me a lift... Thanks!

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      amandascloset0 5 years ago

      Yes I found several here I will be trying soon! thanks so much for posting!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Hello! It is dinner time my dear and I have been visiting some inspiring food pages to get me in the mood for some dinner. Ah, Shrimp ramen salad please, spicy!

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      Ramen noodles my official survival food in Officer Candidate School! THanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You have some very interesting recipes. Thanks

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These sound like super Recipes

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      Wonderful recipe lens. Question: when you say to use a package or two of raman noodles but don't specify the flavor, does that mean ANY flavor works? Blessed. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      Gayle Dowell 6 years ago from Kansas

      Can't wait to try these new recipes. Thanks for sharing them.

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      Mary Crowther 6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I have tried a basic ramen salad/slaw recipe, but the Greek version sounds so delicious! I will definitely try it! Thanks for sharing!

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Have eaten a Ramen noodle salad that my sister came up with. I must say that it was delicious.

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      wayne_luvinlife 6 years ago

      The Basic Ramen Coleslaw with Vinegar/Oil/Sugar Dressing

      gotta try it! Interesting twist on ramen noodles.. great lens

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      wonderful ways to enjoy ramen... :)

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      LikinTrikin LM 6 years ago

      Great ideas...thanks so much for sharing

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      It all looks fun to make and a great side.

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      Adriana 7 years ago from New Market

      I love Ramen salad, and found a couple variations I am going to try for our next potluck at church. Thanks.

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      I never thought about using ramen that way. Thanks for the ideas!

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      JenaleeMortensen 7 years ago

      I like making ramen noodle salads because they are fast and easy. I add lightly cooked frozen vegetables like green peas or beans, chopped fresh vegetables like celery, green onions, green pepper, hard boiled eggs, tuna, cheese, cubed chicken, ham, turkey or crumbled bacon and mix with salad dressing like Miracle Whip. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

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      Sensitive Fern 7 years ago

      Great lens and just what I needed. You were #1 on Google when I searched for "ramen noodle salad with cranberries". :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      world best fruit juice monavie

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      I haven't tried eating ramen salad before. Never really thought it's possible. Will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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      MyFairLadyah2 7 years ago

      I like eating food

      specially if it's good

      and even simple ramen

      can be tasty & uncommon

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      Faye Rutledge 8 years ago from Concord VA

      I make the one with broccoli slaw...and, I add the craisens and green onions. I only use 1 pkg of noodles and I sometimes use walnuts instead of almonds. These other recipes sound great, too, and I'll have to try a few. Great lens!

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      Pmona LM 8 years ago

      I love ramen noodles, and it's excellent in salads too. Good lens! 5*

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      coastingalong 8 years ago

      I never thought of using ramen noodles in a salad but I will give it a try. I usually keep a few packets of noodles cuz they are a handy item.

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      KateReynolds 8 years ago

      Thanks for the link to our blog! The salad really is tasty! We will take a look at the others as well. Gotta' love Ramen noodles!

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      CounselMom 8 years ago

      I love Ramen coleslaw! I like to add a bit of sesame oil to the dressing to give it a bit of an Asian flavor.

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      Susan Deppner 9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      My mom was looking for this recipe. I sent her the link! Thanks, Bee!

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      Patricia 9 years ago

      I definitely will try some of your recipes. You make great lenses!

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      Dianne Loomos 9 years ago

      These recipes look yummy, especially the Thai one!

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      ebay-grandma 9 years ago

      I have looked at lots of recipes for Ramen Noodles - maybe this will get me inspired. 5's

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      ThomasC 9 years ago

      I didn't know you could do so much with Ramen Noodles! Now i do!! Great Lens! I am blessing this one for you!


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      ThomasC 9 years ago

      I didn't know you could do so much with Ramen Noodles! Now i do!! Great Lens! I am blessing this one for you!