Chinese Pasta Salad Recipe -
Chinese Pasta Salad Recipe
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Chinese Pasta Salad

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"A simple cabbage salad with crunchy ramen noodles."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. In large bowl, combine cabbage, green onion and almonds. Crush ramen noodles and add to bowl with cilantro. Toss.
  2. In small bowl, combine oil, vinegar and contents of ramen noodle seasoning packet. Toss dressing with cabbage mixture. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2006

This was wonderful! I was looking for my mom's recipe online, and this is very close! Her recipe had some slight differences though, that I think make it better. I used 3/4 bag of shredded cabbage to save time, 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds + 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds (sunflower seeds really add wonderful flavor!), 1/8 cup corn or sunflower oil instead of vegetable oil, 3 Tbl. rice wine vinegar + 3 Tbl. sugar (plus seasoning packet). Wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 30, 2009

If you think this is the sweet, tangy version of this potluck favorite you are seeking then this is not it. It was good, but was not sweet by any means. I would recommend to add at least 1/4 c. of sugar and at least double the dressing if not triple.


16 Ratings

Jan 15, 2006

A really easy to make side dish. I actually roast the almonds and the ramen noodles with a bit of sesame seeds in the oven til slightly brown before adding to the cabbage and it tastes even better!!

Aug 29, 2002

The original recipt itself was good -- I doctored it adding chopped green/red bell peppers and chicken (if you want meat...) and it was awesome. Also added garlic, and used a red wine vinegar dressing instead of the oil/vinegar combo.

Mar 04, 2009

I make a similar version to this but with 1 pkg ramen noodle seasoning, 1/3 c oil, 1 T soy sauce, 1 T sugar and 1 T of vinegar (no herbs) and this makes for a sweeter dressing. I also use a bag or two of coleslaw mix instead of shredded cabbage for an easier recipe(depending on how much you want to make but match the number of ramen noodle packages to coleslaw packages).

Nov 26, 2008

I would not make this again. I love the cilantro in this version which others don't have, but it really needs sugar, and I don't like using the ramen seasoning mix which is full of additives and MSG. There are many other similar recipes out there that incorporate similar ingredients that I would use instead. This was flavorless and too vinegary, even with the ramen seasoning packet. I used a bag of pre-shredded slaw mix, so maybe I used too much cabbage? And it needs more onion.

Aug 29, 2002

Very tasty, healthy, and quick to make! My mother-in-law asked for the recipe. Can't go wrong with that, can you!

Jan 31, 2007

Wonderful and low fat!! I also added yellow bell pepper, brocolli, and chicken. I've already passed this recipe on to my friends. I loved it, thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 228 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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