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An addictive, easy Healthy Ramen Noodle Salad, a coleslaw if you will. Loaded with bright flavorful veggies and with ramen noodle crunch along with cashews and sesame seeds, holds up well under heat and is dressed in a reduced sugar sweet-sour dressing.
Make it for dinner or a luncheon, add shredded chicken, toss in some crunchy water chestnuts, peanuts, cashews or chow mein noodles to enhance it even further, I have even put in diced fresh avocado!
I love this wildly popular salad recipe, it holds up well in most types of weather and stays crispy and fresh long after other salads have wilted. So what makes this one different?
All-natural ingredients, that’s what! I have a personal vendetta against MSG and other ingredients I can’t pronounce, this recipe uses simple ingredients that you most likely have in your pantry or fridge without sacrificing taste!
How to Make Healthy Asian Slaw Dressing
Many of the recipes call to use the packet from the ramen noodles in the dressing. We call those “Cup O’ Sodium” in our family, have you read the ingredients?! EW! I have recently found these Organic Ramen Noodles and they work beautifully for this dish and they are a decent meal, in a pinch.
But I digress back to the dressing, place all of your dressing ingredients into a mason jar with a tight fitting lid, shake wildly; it will still separate, but at least you have a start.
Please don’t replace the Toasted Sesame Oil — if you have never cooked with it, you are in for a treat!! And it stores beautifully in the fridge.
All Natural Asian Salad Dressing
Before you put that jar in the fridge though, use it to gently crush the ramen noodles, you don’t want them smashed to smithereens, but small, even chunks. Now go put the bottle in the fridge, sorry, I’ve been told I’m bossy!
Please preheat your oven to 350° — note, the please!
Next for the BEST part, the “CRUNCHIES” as I call them.
Toast in 350° oven for 5-7 minutes, shake them about half way through, you want them lightly toasted.
Once your “crunchies” are toasted, set aside to cool completely, it won’t take long.
ASSEMBLING THE SALAD | COLESLAW
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