Saturday, June 30, 2018

Asian Cole Slaw #Recipe @PegCochran

This makes a nice change from the usual Cole slaw, potato salad or macaroni salad.  I found this recipe on-line and adapted it.  The original had diced avocado and mango in it.  I wasn’t feeling the avocado so I left it out along with the mango, which our supermarket didn’t have that day.  Instead, I substituted a small can of mandarin oranges.
These are the original quantities—more than enough to bring to a potluck or BBQ.  I halved it for the two of us and we had it for two nights with a dash leftover for lunch.

1 (16-ounce) bag coleslaw mix
2 (3-ounce) packages of ramen noodles, crumbled (save seasoning packet for another use)
1 cup shelled and cooked edamame
1/2 cup thinly-sliced almonds
1/2 cup thinly-sliced green onions (scallions)
1 small can mandarin oranges

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey  
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
pinch of salt and black pepper

Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix all ingredients for the vinaigrette in a bowl and whisk well to combine.  

Set aside.

Spread crumbled ramen noodles and sliced almonds on a baking sheet.  Stir.  Bake for approximately five minutes or until lightly toasted and golden. Watch it carefully.  
Add salad ingredients to a large bowl.  Add ramen noodles and almonds and vinaigrette and toss well to mix.  

Chill until ready to serve.



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  1. That sounds like a nice variation.
    What do the noodles end up like? Crunchy? Softened by the vinaigrette?

  2. Libby, they retain some crunch but do soften a bit from the vinaigrette. I'll eat anything with a crunch so I loved it!

  3. I think when I make this I'll add back in the avocado. Love them.

    1. I love them, too. But for some reason I didn't know if I'd like them in this salad. Next time I do want to try the mango which I also love.

  4. Sounds good, love the avocado!