I was at a friend’s house for a Halloween get together and she had a spread of food that was awesome! She went all out with bloody finger rolls, tombstone cookies, a big pot of chili, and several salads. One of my favorite salads she makes is her Asian Ramen Noodle Salad. It is sweet, crunchy and packed full of flavor! We have been making this salad for YEARS!! It was pretty popular with the ladies in our bible study and it always shows up at our BBQ’s. I make mine a bit differently from hers as I add cashews and sunflower seeds and a few other things. You know, just to make it my own!
My Nutty Asian Ramen Noodle Salad has such a lovely crunchiness that is even crunchier than my friends. The cashews really add a great flavor to the salad. I love this dish because it is super simple to make and everyone loves it. I will make a huge bowl of it and we will eat off of it for a few days. As a matter of fact, I am adding some rotisserie chicken to my Nutty Asian Ramen Noodle Salad for dinner tonight. Yummy!!!
If you think this recipe is not a holiday dish, you are so wrong!! No matter what time of the year, this Nutty Asian Ramen Noodle Salad recipe is the perfect party side dish! This salad is bright and fresh and is a real crowd pleaser. Trust me! Your guests will love you for bringing this Nutty Asian Ramen Noodle Salad to your Thanksgiving or Christmas get together! If I am bringing it to a party, I will make one batch with the nuts and one without, just in case people have nut allergies. Don’t forget to bring something sweet, like my No Bake Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecakes!
- 2 package of cole slaw mix (16 oz.)
- 2 packages of ramen noodle mix, crumbled
- 1/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup cashews, pieces are fine, diced
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 c. sesame oil
- 1/2 c. vegetable oil
- 1/2 c. rice vinegar (you can use white if need be)
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 425. Combine nuts and ramen noodle pieces and toss with butter. Spread onto baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Mix up and bake another 2-3 minutes. Take out of oven and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients, except the onions and cole slaw. This is your dressing.
- Add all ingredients to dressing and toss until evenly coated. Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
What is your go to party side dish?
James saysNovember 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm
Your Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad looks absolutely amazing. I love these kinds of dishes and every ingredient on the list so there is no reason I shouldn’t make this myself. The whole process looks quick and painless thanks to your awesome photos.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysNovember 17, 2015 at 1:21 pm
That sounds so good. Perfect for my hubby & me on a date night at home!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysNovember 17, 2015 at 1:47 pm
Oh yum! I love Ramen and I love a good salad. You have made something AWESOME here.
Paula Schuck saysNovember 17, 2015 at 1:50 pm
I love Ramen. I’ve never had it in a salad before, though. It sounds absolutely delicious.
Lois Alter Mark saysNovember 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm
What a great idea! That looks delicious, and I”m definitely going to try it!
Catherine S saysNovember 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm
This looks so good. I think this is a salad I could get my son to eat.
Sarah Bailey saysNovember 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Oh yum this sounds like a delicious idea for a noodle salad this autumn. x
MJ L saysNovember 17, 2015 at 3:31 pm
This looks delicious! I will have to make this for my next pot luck because it looks yummy and different!
Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama saysNovember 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm
My best friend made this at her last cocktail party and it was the first dish emptied!! I took a picture of her recipe in her cookbook and its really similar to this one. Yummy!
aimee fauci saysNovember 17, 2015 at 4:18 pm
I could devour this up! I have a love of cole slaw and then to mix it with all of this amazement is fabulous.
Pam saysNovember 17, 2015 at 4:32 pm
I have never had a ramen noodle salad before! This sounds like it would be super tasty.
Liz Mays saysNovember 17, 2015 at 4:50 pm
Now this sounds delicious. I’d love to try this for a special as a special dinner or side. I’ve never used ramen like that!
cylina williams saysNovember 17, 2015 at 7:04 pm
This look very tasty, thank you!
Mama to 5 BLessings saysNovember 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm
This recipe looks amazing! Definitely a recipe I would enjoy, you could add some chicken too for more protein!
Marcie W. saysNovember 17, 2015 at 7:32 pm
My mom is a huge fan of Asian salads and would absolutely love this recipe. I bet the different nuts add a fantastic crunch!
Donna saysNovember 17, 2015 at 7:38 pm
This sounds so great! I can’t wait to try it with my own family.
Chrystal | YUM eating saysNovember 17, 2015 at 7:55 pm
I love salads and find it hard to eat them in the winter when the weather is so cold. To battle that I seek out new recipes with different ingredients. This just went to the top of my list.
Felicita Moncada saysNovember 17, 2015 at 8:49 pm
I used to love eating those Ramen noodle soups! I love your twist! I am on a salad kick lately since I’m trying to lose some pounds so this is a great way for me to switch things with a bit with this crunchy Asian salad. Can’t wait to try t.
Amber NElson saysNovember 17, 2015 at 9:36 pm
I’ve had a salad similar to this and it was so good!
Dawn saysNovember 17, 2015 at 10:02 pm
My whole family is a huge fan of Ramen Noodles. They are cheap and delicious. What a neat way to change them up!
Kristi saysNovember 17, 2015 at 10:39 pm
That would be a great item to bring to a potluck. I feel like I always make the same things and this would be a great new thing to try.
Chasing Joy saysNovember 17, 2015 at 11:05 pm
I’ve never had a salad like this before. I would try it.
Jennifer saysNovember 17, 2015 at 11:34 pm
you made that with Ramen?! I would have never used that in a recipe, let alone a salad. I do love the crunchy bits in an asian salad so the ramen totally makes sense! Such a clever idea
Toni | BoulderLocavore saysNovember 18, 2015 at 12:13 am
This look SO good! I love all the colors and textures. We were just speaking about ramen today. My family is gluten-free and I just heard there is a gluten-free ramen on Amazon.com I need to get some and make this!
Dogvills saysNovember 18, 2015 at 3:49 am
That looks yummy and refreshing. I would love to try this.
Stacey Roberson saysNovember 18, 2015 at 4:19 am
I made an Asian dish similar to this with Ramen noodles not too long ago and it was delicious! This looks even better, though. I’m going to give your dish a try next.
Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) saysNovember 18, 2015 at 7:18 am
What a light & delightful way to celebrate the holidays. As someone who’s constantly watching her carb count, I’d be happy to go to an event where this salad is the feature!
Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom) saysNovember 18, 2015 at 8:02 am
This looks fantastic – perfect with chicken for dinner!
LaShawn saysNovember 18, 2015 at 8:52 am
This looks delicious! I’ve never thought about adding Ramen to a salad before, but I can see how it would work! It totally makes sense. I think this would be a perfect side dish for a quick summer meal.
Sarah saysNovember 18, 2015 at 8:54 am
One look at these pictures and I know it has to be made – this sounds so lovely! Can’t wait to try it
Amanda || Growing Up Madison saysNovember 18, 2015 at 10:23 am
I’ve never thought of putting ramen in a salad before but I’m sure it tasted yummy. I might have to make it next time.
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way saysNovember 18, 2015 at 11:28 am
Yummy! I bet this is great in the summer. I could almost see me adding chicken to it and making it a complete meal. Great recipe.
Jeanine saysNovember 18, 2015 at 12:47 pm
This looks so good. I’m so not adventurous with my food so of course I’ve never tried anything like this before but it looks amazing!
Maureen saysNovember 18, 2015 at 12:52 pm
This sounds delicious. I can almost taste the flavors through my screen. Yum!
Christie saysNovember 18, 2015 at 1:47 pm
This looks so similar to a delicious salad we have at our summer picnic! I love a homemade ramen salad
Diana Elizabeth saysNovember 18, 2015 at 1:54 pm
One of my old boyfriends used to make something like this and I’ve missed it (not him, but the dish). LOL. so I’m really happy you posted this so now I can have it in my life again 😉 hee hee. Thank you!!!!
Ann Bacciaglia saysNovember 18, 2015 at 2:32 pm
Oh my goodness this looks so crunchyand delicious. I know what im having for lunch tomorrow.
Carrie Smith saysNovember 18, 2015 at 3:59 pm
This looks so delicious! I love Ramen– one of my guilty pleasures from my college days 🙂
Debra saysNovember 18, 2015 at 3:59 pm
That looks so good, I’ll have to try it for our next party. I always like to serve a big bowl of spinach dip – but served in a big bread bowl!
Melissa saysNovember 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm
This Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is my Mother In Laws favorite salad. I make it for every holiday and special occasion. It is so easy to make too! I find the longer it refrigerates the better it is! Thanks for sharing your recipe because this is a keeper!
Ali @ Home & Plate saysNovember 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm
I think this recipe sounds delish. I love the addition of all the nuts and seeds. This would be perfect for any party or get together.
Diana saysNovember 18, 2015 at 4:35 pm
Wow, this looks amazing! I love salads with a little crunch in them and this sounds like it has just the right amount. I bet even my husband would enjoy this. I have a bunch of Napa cabbage from our CSA this week and this is the perfect way to use it up, thanks for sharing!
rochkirstin saysNovember 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm
Ramen is one of my favorite comfort food. I’m not a big fan of salads but if you combine it with ramen, then I might just want to give it a try. Adding rotisserie chicken will make it extra special.
Tami saysNovember 18, 2015 at 8:12 pm
I have to be honest and say I do not like ramen noodles. I hear the name and I automatically get grossed out. However, I haven’t eaten them prepared this way. I will try them just because I am curious if ramen noodles can taste good for once.
Crystal saysNovember 19, 2015 at 1:02 am
My mom made a ramen salad recently, and I just loved it. I have to try this one. It sounds so yummy!
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry saysNovember 19, 2015 at 2:25 am
This looks like a genius idea – love the Asian flavours added in.
Emma Spellman saysNovember 19, 2015 at 2:52 am
I grew up on Top Ramen and I wish my parents knew how to cook it with a twist like this. I would get so bored with it day after day after day. Sometimes I would drain all the water and add the seasoning to the noodles just for a change. I have refused to eat Ramen to this day because of that, but after all these years I might just buy it so I can try out your tasty recipe.
Choclette saysNovember 19, 2015 at 6:09 am
This salad sounds so good. I’ve bookmarked with every intention of giving it a go. I’ve not come across using melted butter as part of a dressing before – it’s a bit different.
Lisa Rios saysNovember 19, 2015 at 8:33 am
We love Ramen Noodles & we have used it before, but never had a salad so far. This looks absolutely delicious & healthy with some great combination of ingredients & by just looking in to the picture, I feel so hungry already.
Camilla saysNovember 19, 2015 at 8:48 am
What a super delicious and healthy salad, what more could you ask for:-)
LydiaF saysNovember 19, 2015 at 9:20 am
This is a favorite salad. I haven’t made any in a long time and now I want some. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Debbie Denny saysNovember 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm
I have not seen a salad like this one. It really looks good and tasty.
Tracey saysNovember 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm
This looks so good! I love Asian inspired salads like this. I am going to Pin this one for later!
Lisa Joy Thompson saysNovember 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm
A friend of mind made this salad for a Bible study get together. I was amazed at how good it was!
Claudia | Gourmet Project saysNovember 20, 2015 at 7:43 am
my lunch bag says thank you!!!!!
Gina saysNovember 21, 2015 at 12:03 pm
I love this salad recipe – such a creative use of everyday ingredients! I especially like the addition of sesame seeds and nuts.
melin saysNovember 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm
i was looking for a new way to use the ramen in our pantry. I think this sounds so good
Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy saysNovember 21, 2015 at 3:59 pm
This salad sounds sooo good! I can’t wait to try it!
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal saysNovember 21, 2015 at 10:59 pm
I’ve never made a salad with ramen noodles before and it sounds awesome! The crunchiness has me sold. This would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve party!
Deshawn Keiner saysNovember 23, 2015 at 9:15 am
This is something my children would love. It looks delicious and it is very easy to make. Thank you for sharing
Sandra Watts saysNovember 25, 2015 at 12:19 am
This looks amazingly good. I would have to try it! A nice summer dish.
robin rue saysAugust 21, 2017 at 3:53 pm
This salad sounds amazing. I love things like this for my lunch.