Recipe by Donna Leigh
"This is addictive. It's a combination of several recipes I've tried with my own tweaks. I've used different ramen noodle flavors. Feel free to experiment based on your tastes."
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apple cider vinegar
1 (3 ounce) package
Oriental-flavored ramen noodles, broken into small pieces
1 (12 ounce) package
broccoli coleslaw mix
unsalted sunflower seeds
I did make some modifications on this recipe but it served as my inspiration for a really nice lunch. I cut way back on the mayo because the amount of dressing for only 1 12 oz package of broc/slaw mix is just too much. I cut the mayo to 1/3-1/2 cup and it was still plenty creamy and enough dressing for the salad. I also subbed rice vinegar (about 2 tablespoons) because it made more sense (to me) with the asian flavor of the sesame oil. I did not use the ramen seasoning packet at all. I'm sorry, I just can do it - way too much sodium and the meaty flavor of the packet just doesn't work for me. I did use the full amount of sugar and oil called for. I honestly think that this recipe could have used 2 of the 12 oz packages of the broccoli slaw. I ended up using a bit of red onion and scallions to give this just a bit more color on the plate. Between the ramen, sunflower seeds and slivered almonds, this salad has a ton of crunch. Next time, I will stick with the mods I already made and up it with the extra package of slaw mix. The addition of some chopped cilantro and some julienne red pepper would also add a bit more color. I will also stash this one away in my recipe box for later. I think the addition of some shredded chicken (or cooked shrimp) could easily turn this into an entree salad. Thanks Donna!
I have a gluten free kiddo so couldn't do the ramen noodles. Instead, added the 1/4 cup of slivered almonds (without toasting in the pan) and added about 1/3 cup of dried cranberries. Turned out great! Followed everything else to a "T" and really enjoyed it.
great I added crumbled bacon and no onions
everyone loved it
The only thing I didnt add was sunflower seeds and only because I didnt have any in the house; otherwise I followed it to the T and for once it came out like I wanted it too! My honey loved it and and went really good with grilled lamb chops, apple sauce and little colorful new potatos! Next time I may add raisens or fined chopped green apple.
Very Good. My changes: Mixed sauce in large serving bowl. Omitted sesame oil, almonds, noodles & sunflower seeds *didn't have them on hand*. Added 2 bags of broccoli slaw to sauce. Added 2 large cut up apples & 1 cup of craisins.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Donna Leigh's Creamy Broccoli Slaw
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 372
This easy broccoli salad will be a star at your next potluck or family dinner.
Crunchy, savory and sweet combination of broccoli, ramen noodles, seeds, and nuts
See how to make coleslaw just like the creamy restaurant slaw you love!