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Crunchy Asian Salad

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Crunchy Asian Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 15
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Focus on the fresh, trim the ramen and top it with fruits and veggies. The result: a more vitamin-rich salad.

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Salad

  • 1 package (3 oz) ramen noodle soup mix (any flavor)
  • 1 bag (16 oz) coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
  • 8 medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds (2 oz)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1x1/8-inch strips
  • 2 seedless oranges, peeled, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh baby spinach leaves

Directions

  • 1
    In large bowl, beat dressing ingredients with wire whisk until sugar is dissolved and mixture is well blended.
  • 2
    Break up ramen noodles in bag before opening. Discard seasoning packet from soup package. Add noodles and all remaining salad ingredients except oranges and spinach to dressing; toss to mix well. Stir in oranges and spinach. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 8 hours.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Turn this into a delicious main dish salad by adding shredded cooked chicken.
  • tip 2
    Chopped peanuts or honey-roasted peanuts would be a delicious substitute for the almonds in this recipe.
  • tip 3
    The ramen noodles will be crisp if the salad is served right after making it, but will soften if the salad is stored.

Nutrition Information

110 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Focus on the fresh, trim the ramen and top it with fruits and veggies. The result: a more vitamin-rich salad.
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