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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chinese Slaw

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My mom has been making this slaw for years, and I'm sure there are many versions of it floating around, but we really love it so I thought I'd share ours. This is not your traditional slaw - it has a light-tasting vinaigrette dressing and a nice crunch from the Ramen noodles, sunflower seeds, and almonds (if you use them!). The weather here in Chicago is starting to turn milder, so I figured it was a good time to share this slaw. It always reminds me of barbecues and summer, but it's great any time of year.

Chinese Slaw

1 pound shredded cabbage (bagged; I like the kind with carrots and green/purple cabbage for color)
2 packages Ramen dry soup mix (beef flavored is traditionally used but I've made it with chicken)
1 bunch green onions, sliced thin
1 small package sliced almonds (about 2/3 cup), toasted (or use roasted Almond Accents)*
1 cup dry roasted sunflower seed kernels

Spices from Ramen noodles
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup salad oil (I used Canola)
1/3 cup cider vinegar

*We eliminate these if I'm eating it because of my nut allergy. No one seems to notice or mind too much :)

1. Crush Ramen package before opening to crumble noodles. Remove seasoning packet and prepare dressing. Refrigerate dressing.

2. Layer slaw ingredients in a bowl, cover and refrigerate.

3. Toss slaw with dressing just before serving.

Source: My mom (through family friends)


  1. Oh, does this ever sound delicious! This will be great with so many things from the grill and I will be bookmarking it! Yum!

  2. You say there's probably many versions of this, but I've never seen one before. It looks wicked good!

  3. I never saw anything like this! I like the sunflower seeds and almonds in it. It's very unique and different.

  4. Looks like a yummy picnic salad to me!!!

  5. This looks so perfect for a potluck! The dressing sounds so perfect with the cider vinegar.

  6. my grandma has made something close to this before and it's sooo good! love the recipe!

  7. My dad used to make almost the same salad- but he added cold chunks of cooked chicken and peas to it. He called it Seattle Salad. (No idea why?) It's sooo good, though- a great warm weather dinner! Thank you for reminding me about it as the temperature creeps upwards here in Florida.


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