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Mad Hatter Salad Recipe
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Mad Hatter Salad
A slaw-based salad with broccoli florets, ramen noodles, and a tangy dressing. See more
  • READY IN 35 mins

Mad Hatter Salad

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"A mixture of cole slaw, green onions and broccoli combined with a dry mixture and a delicious dressing to create a wonderful salad that everyone will want the recipe for. Great for family, church, or barbeque gatherings!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the coleslaw mix, green onions and broccoli. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Crumble the ramen noodles into a bowl, and mix with the almonds and sunflower seeds. Sprinkle the seasoning packets over all. Add to the skillet; cook and stir until noodles and nuts are toasted, about 8 minutes.
  3. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the sugar, vinegar, oil and soy sauce. Seal, and shake vigorously to blend.
  4. Just before serving, combine the slaw mixture with the nuts and noodles. Pour the dressing over all, and stir briefly to coat.
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  • Note
  • This can be made ahead of time, just keep the mixtures separate until serving time. I always put the mixtures in big resealable bags and put in a big bowl right before serving time.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 29, 2008

I made a few changes that made this wonderful. First when making the dressing, I used only 1/3 cup sugar. It is plenty. If you want to use Splenda to make it sugar free that would work as well. I will probably try that next time. I also used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Instead of the Chicken Ramen Noodles, I used Oriental. This flavor seems to compliment this recipe more so. One last change I made to the dressing was adding the packet of orienal seasoning mix to the actual dressing and not the nut mix. This makes it much more flavorful. When I sauteed the nut mix I only used 1/4 cup butter. Just trying to cut back on the fat and it works! My kids love this!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 30, 2006

This was a very tasty recipe... but I would delete the soy sauce. I substituted teriyaki and I think it was too overpowering. I think soy sauce would've been too. Otherwise, I think it was good. I also added craisins and they gave it a nice touch.

May 13, 2009

I just made this and it is wonderful. I would give it a ten if I could! I do have some tips that I hope will help-break the noodles up into small pieces so they toast evenly, make sure the sugar is well blended into the dressing ingredients, add the dressing a little at a time to the salad mixing well after each addition and make this in a very large bowl. I did toast the nuts separately and advise that you wait until the nuts and noodles are cool before adding them to the slaw.

Jul 06, 2007

Loved it, but I made some changes that we delightful. Too lazy to prep broccoli, so I used broccoli slaw. Cut sugar to 1/3 cup on advice of other reviewers. Substituted cashews and pistachios because I didn't have almonds and sunflower seeds. Added about 1 c. of sliced grapes (someone else did this, and it sounded good...could have cut sugar even more). Took it to a church meal and got rave reviews, and I'm ready to make up a batch for another event this weekend. Love it, and so easy...

Sep 24, 2007

LOVE this salad!! I made this yesterday along with "The Best Baked Chicken" for a cookout. Both this salad and the chicken were the hits of the cookout and had no leftovers!! I switched it up a bit. I had to double the recipe for the amount of people at the cookout, so instead of broccoli I used 2 bags of Broccoli Slaw and 1 bag of cole slaw. I also added a splash of balsamic vinegar to the dressing for a little kick. I will be making this for years!!!

Jul 05, 2008

Unique and yummy-like a crispy asian coleslaw! Made it for the 4th of July and it really stands out from blah traditional pasta salad/potato salad/coleslaw. After reading all the reviews, this is what I did:I used the oriental flavored noodles, and also only put 1/2 of 1 flavor packet on the noodles and almonds as they cooked; the rest I put into the dressing. I also used a little less than 1/3 cup of sugar and I thought it was just sweet enough. Couldn't find unsalted sunflower seeds, so I used about 1/2 cup of seasame seeds instead. I substituted about 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar in the 1/4 cup of cider vinegar, and I used less than half of a small head of red and green cabbage, and maybe less than half a cup of shredded carrots instead of bagged coleslaw. Everyone loved it and have already requested that I make it for future get togethers.

Sep 23, 2005

I've been looking for this recipe forever!

Mar 15, 2011

you definitely do not need all that butter. I used 1/2 and probably could have cut down more (don't need any butter for the nuts but not sure about the noodles. next time I might do them separate to save on calories). I used evoo in dressing and also used 1/2 of that. I don't think you need that much sugar either. I would even add more broccoli next time - cut it up really small. it was yummy. used oriental raman noodles and it was good- chicken would be good too I think. thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 395 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 28.8 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 252 mg
  • 10%

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

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