Asian Ramen Salad ~ Quick, Easy and Full of Flavor! It’s the Perfect Potluck Salad and Only takes Minutes to Throw Together! Sweet, Savory and Delicious with the Perfect Amount of Crunch!
It’s county fair time around here and it always makes me a little bit nostalgic as I LOVED the fair when I was growing and then went on to participate in 4-H when I got older. It’s fun to see Miss K get just as excited as me about it as I did when I was little!
It always makes me wonder if others have amazing county fairs like we are blessed to have or are we just lucky? Growing up I always thought that county fairs everywhere were big and grand just like ours was. It took me until I was in my late 20’s to realize this isn’t the case. For work, we often have booths at county fairs in our service area. After going to several other fairs I realized that we were really like to have such a great fair!
You may ask me what excites me so much and obviously one answer to that is the food of course! Fair food is the best. Maybe not the best for you, but there’s a reason that fair time is only once a year. Trust me, I fully indulge. The pork chops on a stick, the cheese curds, corn dogs, mini donuts, homemade french fries, malts etc. It all is calling my name!
Of course, one of the other main attractions is all the rides for the kids. Miss K could not wait to go riding! We got a bunch of tickets and set out for the rides. Our little adventurer, RyRy, decided she wasn’t as adventurous at the fair. She would not go on a ride. Every time we asked she’d quickly shake her head and say, “No, no, no!”
The hubs was not excepting that. He was on a mission. He tried the carousel which resulted in her leaping into his arms as soon as the horse started moving. Then somehow he convinced her to try riding the boats with Miss K. Of course she fell in love and cried hysterically when she had to get off! Can’t win can ya?
Fair time here also means that soon summer will come to an end and we will be back to school in Minnesota. I’m focused on trying to squeeze as much fun into summer as possible yet and so should you! Today we are embracing the best potluck salad ever. It’s quick, it’s easy and its delicious! The perfect amount of crunch, sweetness and perfection!
To make Asian Ramen Salad a little bit lighter I used Truvia® Spoonable. It’s one of my favorite secret ingredients because it helps me reduce the calories in delicious recipes and not sacrifice the flavor. Truvia® sweetener is natural, great-tasting sweetness that was born from the leaves of the stevia plant. Asian Ramen Salad is the ultimate potluck recipe to bring to your end of the summer parties!
*This post was compensated by Truvia. All opinions are my own as always.
- 1 16 oz bag coleslaw mix
- 2 3 oz bags ramen noodles, crumbled (flavor does not matter as you won't be using the seasoning packets)
- 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 c. sunflower seeds
- 1/2 c. sliced almonds
- 1/2 c. sliced green onions
- 2/3 c. vegetable oil
- 2 Tbsp Truvia
- 1/3 c. rice wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread crumbled ramen noodles, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and sliced almonds on a baking sheet. Bake for five minutes, stir and bake for 3-5 more minutes, until mixture is slightly toasted and golden. Set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together all the ingredients for the salad dressing.
Add coleslaw mix and ramen noodle mixture to the salad dressing and toss until combined.
*Store leftovers in fridge for up to 3 days.
Video added 4-18-17
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