Salads

Broccoli Slaw With Ramen Noodles


This simple Broccoli sla
w with ramen noodles is light, refreshing, and mayo free. A sesame dressing, with toasted noodles, almonds and sesame seeds add a tasty crunch. Add a protein to make an easy week night meal.

This broccoli slaw with ramen noodles happens to be the most versatile salad I have. Growing up, my mom had a “top ramen” salad which was pretty much just coleslaw, which was great….but then…. broccoli slaw hit the stores, and, voila! An updated version of my mom’s slaw, now a new hit among family and friends.

It’s Healthy and convenient… There is no way I would take the time to slice broccoli into little slivers. I became an instant fan. Aside from being healthy and convenient, there are many possibilities and ways to use it.

This slaw is a great addition to your BBQs. It’s light, refreshing, and inexpensive. So it’s a great option to serve alongside other heavier salads (macaroni, potato)

Here are the ingredients to get you started

Ingredients for slaw

Here is why I love ( and you’ll love) this broccoli slaw with ramen noodles

It’s a blank canvas; use this recipe as a foundation. Swap in other veggies, snap peas, red or yellow peppers, jicama, whatever you like. Add in different proteins, steak, chicken, shrimp, or pork.

Customize it! Make it a Mexican Slaw/Salad, BBQ chicken, or Citrus/fruits/nuts.

Use it raw as a colorful decorative base to place assorted veggies.

I would love to hear what you come up with; it’s truly endless. Make it a side dish or a main course. It travels wonderfully and holds up.

Broccoli slaw on a plate with dressing.

Quick and easy instructions to make your broccoli slaw

Start by making your dressing.


Whisk together the spice packet, oil, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Place in refrigerator.
Place the ramen noodles in a ziplock, crush them, and toast them in a pan or toaster oven. Don’t walk away!


Toast your almonds and sesame seeds (but separately! ); the sesame seeds toast fast, and you don’t want them to burn either! believe me…I have a terrible habit of ALWAYS doing this, lol. Chop the cilantro and green onions, and set aside.


When you’re ready to serve combine all ingredients and toss!
So simple right?
Enjoy,
Teri

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Broccoli Slaw With Ramen Noodles


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  • Author: Teri Wallingford
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 1x

Description

A fast and simple no mayo ( and healthy ) slaw. Toasted noodles, almonds and sesame seeds add a tasty crunch. Add a protein to make an easy week night meal.


Ingredients

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Slaw

  • 1 package broccoli slaw
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, more or less to your taste
  • 1 package asian flavored ramen ( noodles)
  • 1/2 slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Dressing

  • spice packet from ramen package
  • 1/2 cup clear oil. canola, avocado, or vegetable. ( not olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of salt and pepper


Instructions

Start by making your dressing.

In a small bowl add the spice packet, oil, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisk until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to assemble.

Place the ramen noodles in a ziplock and crush them up, toast them until lightly golden. Don’t walk away this happens fast!  

Toast your almonds and sesame seeds, (but separately ) the sesame seeds toast fast, and you don’t want them to burn either!    believe me…I have a bad habit of ALWAYS doing this lol.

Chop the cilantro and green onions, and set aside.

When you’re ready to serve combine all ingredients and toss!  

Notes

I will prep this up the morning or the day before combining only the broccoli green onions and cilantro. I add the dressing about an hour before I serve, and then the sesame seeds, almonds and noodles right before.  

I often add the dressing about an hour before serving, as the broccoli will have a chance to soak it up. I love this because it never gets soggy.  

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: salads
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

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