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This Ramen noodle Asian salad is the perfect lunch for spring and summer.  This delicious dish is a fun change to the college staple of ramen noodles.  And the homemade Asian dressing is sooooo good.  This salad recipe is the perfect healthy meal on a budget.

Ramen Noodle Asian Salad

Ramen Noodle Asian Salad

A healthy and delicious meal

Ah….spring is here!  And that means it’s time to start eating healthier.  Did you know that it’s scientifically proven that American’s prefer a little crunch with their lunch…that’s why we love potato chips.  I guess that’s why I also love adding carrot sticks and celery to my lunches.  Anyway, I can’t remember exactly where I read that…it was probably Cosmo or Facebook….so you know it’s a true fact. 😉

Ramen Noodle Asian Salad with homemade dressing

Fact or not…I like having a little crunch with my lunch and that’s where this crunchy Ramen Noodle Asian Salad comes in perfectly!  See, Ramen noodles are usually mushy BUT when you toast them….they are ridiculously yummy!  Seriously, take a grown up trip back to your college days of Ramen noodles and try this updated take on the classic dorm food!

Ramen Noodle Asian Salad

Ramen Noodle Asian Salad

Ramen Noodle Asian Salad
 
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Makes about 8 servings
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 bag of coleslaw mix (16 oz)
  • 2 Packages of ramen noodles, crumbled – any kind is fine because you will not use the seasoning packet
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 peeled and diced
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced (optional)
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup thinly-sliced green onions
  • Asian Vinaigrette (recipe below)
  • Asian Vinaigrette
  • ⅔ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and black pepper – just a pinch
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 and spread the crumbled ramen noodles and sliced almonds out on a baking sheet, bake for about 5 minutes until both are slightly golden.
  2. While noodles are baking mix together your salad dressing.
  3. Remove noodles from oven and combine with all salad ingredients.
  4. Toss with salad dressing and enjoy.

What do think?  Share your comments below!

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Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
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